Derived from woodland ecosystems and incorporating layers of fruit trees, nut trees, herbs and perennial vegetables, root plants, ground cover plants and a vertical layers of vine plants, forest gardening is a low maintenance and sustainable gardening system that also yields a useful food supply.
A flower bed filled with masses of color to grab your attention, blooming from spring through fall -- what could be better in any garden? If what you want is a flower bed filled with masses of the same plant, such as a bed of impatiens or roses, it's easy to get it right.
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.
My home is my nest and by far my favorite place on earth to be. That's why it's so important for me to keep it feeling fresh and welcoming. Here are seven of my simple DIYs to help you add a little something extra to your home this summer.
This is a part of New Jersey where the local college offers glass blowing and hones skilled artisans, and the local schools keep farming alive in clubs dedicated to the love and pursuit of preserving the land.
"Take a break from your screens and come help me move some dirt," I say to my three boys. They oblige without fuss, each according to their age and pe...
Let Mar, author of Life on Mar's: A Four Season Garden and Life on Mar's: Creating Casual Luxury, help you think out side the box and rediscover the multiple uses for your common household items.
If you live in the drought-ravaged West and are looking to replace your lawn with a less thirsty grass, here's one option -- Eco-Lawn. A mixture of deep-rooted fescues, it makes a resilient ground cover that's as lively looking as a wind-whipped sea.
Greenery and scenery of Sykkylven, Norway. All photographs by Hanne Suorza. Stepping out on our terrace this morning, I smile. The sight of the gol...
"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."
Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, and found in the places where others overlook. And when you are on this side of life, as my husband and I are, you grapple with mortality. You question purpose and use of your time on earth. Or you find your answers in mulch.
Here are some summer garden plants that should do well with regular maintenance throughout the season.
When she was in the third grade, Katie Stagliano received a homework assignment that changed her life: to grow a cabbage from a single seedling. Hers grew to about 40 pounds. She took the cabbage to the local soup kitchen, where it was served with ham and rice to around 275 people.
When trees fall from natural cause, such as a hurricane or tornado, your neighbor is not responsible for the damages caused by the tree or even the removal of the tree itself.
To grow well, vegetables need good soil, the right amount of water, and sunshine. You can amend poor soil and deal with too much or too little moisture by building raised beds (bottomless frames that hold soil above the grade line) to keep vegetables above muck, or by irrigating in dry weather.
What thrills you in your garden -- like random assortments of lilies mixed with giant purple Allium -- might be very different from what pleases your neighbor, whose garden consists of neat rows of yellow and white. That's okay. Your vision is what makes your garden and novel unique.