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Gardening and Landscapes

6 Ways To Make The Most of Your Tiny Balcony Before It's Too Late

MakeSpace | Posted 09.15.2015 | HuffPost Home

The bad news: You only have a few weeks left of cozy 70-degree and 80-degree temperatures left. The good news: You still have a few weeks left to enj...

These Colorful Fall Perennials Are An Ode To Summer

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Debra Carpenter

It's rare to see colors like white, violet, and pink during this season, but most homeowners still want vibrant, year-round color in their gardens.

Gardens and Anouska Hempel, an Amazing Combination

Horacio Fabiano | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Home
Horacio Fabiano

Anouska Hempel is famous for her unique eye, lavish taste and perfectionism that she applies to every interior she touches, including her three acclaimed boutique hotels: The Hempel and Blakes in London, and Blakes Amsterdam. Less is known about her talent as a landscape designer.

This Is What You Should Be Putting Down In Your Back Yard

Sunset | Posted 07.06.2015 | HuffPost Home

Big expanses of solid paving just don't make sense in the dry West. They allow rainwater to run off down streets and into gutters and beyond. A better choice is porous paving, which allows water to pass through it to plant roots.

Drought: Changing Our Western Garden Styles?

Sunset | Posted 06.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

"NAM" gardens show off pared-down plantings in a way that recalls art pieces on display at museums, or Coco Chanel's classic "little black dress."

5 Dos And Don'ts Of Backyard Landscaping

HomeAdvisor | Posted 05.21.2015 | HuffPost Home

It's important to keep the purpose of the space in mind when you landscape. You should also consider climate conditions and any other concerns before digging in and planting new flowers or shrubs. Here are the main dos and don'ts of backyard landscape design to guide you.

9 Gorgeous Additions Your Spring Garden Still Needs

Hometalk | Posted 05.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Now that your gardening work is paying off and all that patio furniture is cleaned up and back in place, your outdoor areas are just about done. What are you still missing? Well, here are nine gorgeous garden details and plants that you might want to think about adding.

7 Affordable Landscaping Ideas for Under $1,000

HomeAdvisor | Posted 06.28.2015 | HuffPost Home

Landscaping doesn't have to be an expensive investment. There are a lot of affordable projects that will make your garden look beautiful this spring.

Give Peas a Chance

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

There's no way to tell what will unfold when you start to do something, even the smallest thing. Actions grow and expand, sort of like the way our peas started out small, crawled past their trellises and are now getting tangled up into each other.

Top 10 Neighbor Issues

Andrew Lieb | Posted 06.14.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Your Neighbor Killed Your Trees by Over Pruning: How do you even know that the trees that were located on your boundary line were yours and not your n...

6 Expert Tips For Getting Your Backyard Ready For Summer Parties

Dering Hall | Posted 05.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

Good planning of outdoor areas is essential to maximizing relaxing, enjoyment and entertaining and making sure the space fits all of your needs.

Lawns Gone Wild

Lance Hosey | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green
Lance Hosey

The total area of American lawns is approximately 50 thousand square miles, about the size of New York State. To keep it well watered takes about 200 gallons per person per day, and nearly a third of all residential water use goes toward landscaping, according to the EPA.

An Open Letter to My Neighbors Regarding Drought and My Dead, Weedy Lawn

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

First, please know that I very much sympathize with your stance. I'm sure that because of what I've allowed my front yard to become, you must think of me as a nightmare of a neighbor.

Breathing New Life Into America's Front Yard

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 11.18.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Ask anyone where Constitution Gardens is, and they're as likely to say it's in Philadelphia as in Washington, D.C.

7 Secrets to Creating a Country Cottage Garden

Hometalk | Posted 08.31.2014 | HuffPost Home

A country cottage style garden can transport you to a place of beauty and tranquility, no matter where you actually live. They look natural, not overly manicured and trimmed.

The Untapped Savings in California's Water Supply

Steve Fleischli | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Steve Fleischli

California is facing a historic drought. But a new report from NRDC and the Pacific Institute highlights a lot of ways we can help protect ourselves from water shortages while using water more wisely.

Is Your Garden Good for Hawaii?

Jason Rushin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

Helping people discover which plants are better versus not-so-good is one of the goals behind Ulu, a new sustainable garden project, located at the back of Manoa valley amidst a tropical rainforest and screaming cockatiels.

Green Homes Go Mainstream | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

In light of rising produce prices and food-safety scares, most homeowners noted they're ready to trade in their lawns and ornamental outdoor installations for fruit and vegetable gardens, reducing water and resource consumption.

How to Tune Up and Maintain a Lawn Mower

Angie Hicks | Posted 08.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
Angie Hicks

Many homeowners strive for the perfect, emerald-green lawn, which often means that their lawn mower suffers considerable use and abuse. And without regular, preventive maintenance, there's a good chance an overworked lawn mower will sputter out just when you need it most.

The Edible Bus Stop: Guerrilla Gardeners Transform Neglected Corners of London

Tom Moran | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Tom Moran

Have you ever considered combining a trip to a major world capital with a spot of guerrilla gardening? If so, The Edible Bus Stop project, launched last week in London, could be the ideal opportunity.

From Parking Lot to Paradise - the Revenge of Urban Agriculture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Charles A. Birnbaum

Urban agriculture during my baby boomer childhood in New York City, when postwar agricultural production became increasingly industrialized, amounted ...

Dan Kiley: A great yet little known Modernist

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In his later years, you could find Dan Kiley with his wild hair and pants hiked up to his waist always brimming with opinions and ideas - or as the ce...

How To Deal With Annuals In This Heat

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Annuals in Heat: Q: It's been pretty warm on my patio lately, and I've noticed some of my plants have lost their oomph, I'm seeing a little more gree...

Meet The 'Perfect House Plant'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Ok, so the name of the Nong Nooch vine is a little bit of a tongue twister. This tropical vine is a rare one to find at your local nursery but if you ...

How Much Water Do Plants Need?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: I know my plants need water, but how do I know how much they need? A: Each plant has different needs but, most importantly everything wants to hav...