"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.
Between the warmer weather and the nighttime cookouts, spring is a constant struggle between wanting to spend time outside and wanting to protect yourself from pesky bugs.
So why do we garden? Because it connects us to that very world and reminds us on some level that we are a part of it. Because it feeds our soul as well as our stomach. Because, pure and simple, it makes us happy.
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.
Colony Collapse Disorder, the term used to describe the precipitous decline in the bee population that has occurred in recent years, threatens the foundations of modern agriculture. Here are a few things you can do for the bees.
You don't need a ton of space to give your green thumb some exercise! Get growing with these small-space (read: apartment-friendly!) herb garden solutions.