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Posts in category Landscape and Lawn

After the (Drought, Flood, Fire, Pest Outbreak)


5 Steps to Creating Resilient Gardens and Landscapes Record-breaking droughts, floods and wildfires, as well as outbreaks of diseases and insects, have taken their toll on garden and landscape plants nationwide. Although it’s impossible to fully insulate your gardens and landscape against damage, there are steps you can take to rejuvenate affected plantings and build […]

Lawn Makes Way for Kitchen Garden


On March 7, Donna Avery shared this photo  on our Facebook page. Within hours, people were asking questions and raving about Donna’s project. We asked her if she’d tell a little more about the garden, and she did: What inspired you to plant this garden? My handyman and I came up with the garden plan […]

Custom Garden Clothes: It’s About Bloomin’ Time!

Garden gear: cool shirts for women

We’re proud to introduce our new line of hard-working, easy-wearing gardening clothes for women. Finally, enjoy the freedom to do what you love in feel-good garden wear that moves with you. With plentiful pockets and clever coverage, they’ll prevent accidental “over-exposure” when you bend and reach. And, thanks to our flattering fit, you’ll look fabulous […]

More Than a Garden Shed


In February, Deborah Norton of Acworth, GA, shared a photo of her shed, above, on our Facebook page. “Repainted my potting shed this past summer. I have an old chandelier inside that provides light; running water and shelves with light for starting seedlings. This month, I added my Bottle Tree! Absolutely tacky and absolutely lovin’ […]

What to Do With Horticultural Plastic


About a dozen garden shops in the St. Louis area participate in the program as satellite recycling centers, where customers can sort and drop off their plastic pots. “Each sites hosts a trailer, brings it in when it is full, and returns with an empty one,” Cline says. Steve Cline sorts plastic pots and cell […]

Seen at the Farm Show


This year’s Vermont Farm Show in Essex Junction showcased the remarkable range of farm products raised, crafted and sold in the state and, in some cases, nationwide. Here’s a sampling of vendors at the show. Where did that big green egg come from? An emu! Find more photos at the Vermont Farm Show web site. […]

Bottle Trees: Joie de vivre on a stick


Introduced to America in the 1600s, bottle trees originated in the Middle East where, based on 3,000-year-old Arabian folk tales (remember Aladdin and his lamp genie?), they were thought to capture bad spirits. Whether or not you buy into superstition, they are certainly interesting garden accessories.

Dressing Up a Patio


What happens when a skilled decorator turns to gardening? Blogger/decorator Kelly Elko of took a $7 thrift shop dresser and turned it into a striking centerpiece for her patio. The project was simple. She gave the dresser a fresh coat of paint, lined the drawers with plastic, drilled some drainage holes and filled the […]

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