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Growing tips, planting advice and beautiful garden design for gardeners of all skill levels.

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Care of Summer-Blooming Bulbs - This Old House Summer Flowering Bulbs, Shasta Daisies, Compost Tea, Mother Plant, Peat Moss, Replant, Planting Bulbs, Types Of Soil, Growing Flowers

Care of Summer-Blooming Bulbs

Bulbs are pretty easygoing, but with these tips you can help maximize blooms and increase the odds that they'll naturalize into more plants

An ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard Plum Tree, Peach Trees, Prune Fruit, This Old House, Tree Base, Garden Insects, Tree Pruning, Garden Projects, Garden Ideas

Grow Little Fruit Trees for Big Rewards

An ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard

In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a front entry planter for a homeowner that will last through the winter. Landscape Fabric, House Landscape, Landscape Design, Garden Design, Outdoor Planters, Outdoor Gardens, Outdoor Decor, Rigid Foam Insulation, Ivy Plants

How to Install Winter-Proof Planters

In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a front entry planter for a homeowner that will last through the winter.

25 River Rock Garden Ideas for Beautiful DIY Designs – Mary C. Kramer 25 River Rock Garden Ideas for Beautiful DIY Designs Garden pebble mosaic by Graham Fry at Winding Path Landscaping With Rocks, Front Yard Landscaping, Landscaping Ideas, Landscaping Software, Modern Landscaping, Patio Ideas, Backyard Ideas, Landscaping Company, Landscaping Plants

85 Gorgeous Front Yard Rock Garden Landscaping Ideas - Decoradeas

Rock gardens can bring a natural, rugged beauty to any yard, including those with steep hillsides or other difficult growing conditions. Common rock garden plants grow naturally on high mountains, where they need to stand up to harsh conditions such… Continue Reading →

Garden Flowers - Annuals Or Perennials Dahlias Can Play A Leading Role In Your Garden's Finale. We Show You How To Fertilize And Deadhead Them To Encourage Recurring Blooms. Belle Plante, Calla, Flower Farm, Dream Garden, Belle Photo, Garden Inspiration, Champs, Beautiful Gardens, Garden Landscaping

Dahlias: Late Summer's Drama Queens

They spend the first half of summer waiting in the wings. Then—pop!—dahlias unfurl their showy blossoms just as summer's heat leaves most garden perennials in faded tatters. With their fanciful forms and fabulous hues, they're a surefire hit for anyone looking to give waning beds a color boost. #dahlias #garden #gardenideas #gardening #latesummergarden #summergarden #gardentips

New backyard patio ideas on a budget diy driveways ideas Terrasse auf ein Budget Einfahrten New backyard patio ideas on a budget diy driveways ideas - Modern patio on a budget driveways Pea Gravel Patio, Gravel Landscaping, Cement Patio, Flagstone Patio, Landscaping Ideas, Walkway Ideas, Gravel Driveway, Florida Landscaping, Concrete Pavers

A Private and Inviting Front Yard

Flagstone stepping-stones leading to the driveway provide an easier-to-navigate surface in a crushed-stone patio. They are also easier to keep clear of snow come winter. #frontyard #yardideas #gardenideas #gardening #gardendesign #frontyardgarden #invitingyard #frontyardideas #frontyarddesign #homeimprovement #gardendecor #steppingstones #crushedstonepatio #patio #flagstonesteppingstones

Landscaping And Outdoor Building , Relaxing Backyard Paradise : Backyard Paradise With Cottage Plants Back Gardens, Outdoor Gardens, Rose Garden Design, Garden Makeover, Backyard Makeover, Shrub Roses, Backyard Paradise, Garden Cottage, Flowering Vines

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

Alkaline-tolerant herbs, such as catmint and lavender, run along the stone paths and act, in theory, as a buffer between the limestone dust and Corky's roses. #garden #gardenideas #gardendesign #gardentour #gardening #herbgarden #catmint #lavender #limestonedust #corkysroses #gardeningideas #beforeandafter #gardenmakeover

toh reader Matthew Grubaugh with daughter hazel potting up container plant edibles inside potting shed he designed on a CAD Container Herb Garden, Container Plants, Homestead Gardens, Growing Gardens, Potting Sheds, Urban Farming, Raised Garden Beds, Old Houses, Beautiful Gardens

Non-Toxic Garden Shed for Potting Family Edibles

Take a peek into this reader's garden shed. #gardenshed #yardupgrades #gardenupgrades #homeimprovement #gardening #gardenideas #gardeningideas #pottingshed

Plant a Better Window-Box Garden - This Old House Window Box Plants, Window Planter Boxes, Planter Ideas, Best Windows, Flower Planters, Flower Containers, Foliage Plants, Garden Boxes, Flower Boxes

Plant a Better Window-Box Garden

Packed with potential, these mini garden landscapes can benefit from a few design tricks of their own. Here are some window box ideas that’ll be sure to impress.

Garden Beauty on a Budget This iron bistro set, shielded from the street by a shingled privacy scree Cozy Patio, Backyard Patio, This Old House, Pocket Garden, Iron Pergola, Garden Yard Ideas, Patio Ideas, Backyard Ideas, Budget Patio

Garden Beauty on a Budget

This iron bistro set, shielded from the street by a shingled privacy screen, was a thrift-store purchase; the wall fountain was an eBay find. #gardenideas #gardenplanning #budgetgarden #budgetfriendlygarden #outdoorentertaining #ironbistroset #privacyscreen #gardendecor

10 summer fixes Container Herb Garden, Recycling Containers, Homestead Gardens, Growing Gardens, Large Flowers, Raised Garden Beds, Summer Garden, Garden Planning, Beautiful Gardens

10 Summer Fixes

Plant a night-blooming garden: Get a round-the-clock show from your garden by planting flowers that open up between dusk and dawn, taking their cues from light and temperature. Try moonflower (shown), a fast-growing annual vine featuring large flowers that come alive at night. Four o’clocks, a fragrant perennial, are a good pick too, usually blooming between 4 and 8PM. #summergarden #nightbloominggarden #gardenideas #garden #moonflower #perennials #gardenplanning #summerupgrades

Build a Trellis Add dimension, color, and decoration to a blank space with a sturdy host for climbing plantsAdd dimension, color, and decoration to a blank space with a sturdy host for climbing plants Wooden Trellis, Diy Trellis, Garden Trellis Panels, Plant Trellis, Garden Privacy, Trellis Ideas, Outdoor Privacy, Backyard Privacy, Privacy Fences

Popular Building Projects for Gardeners

A wall covered with climbing vines may benefit the fairy-tale suitor who scales it to reach his true love, but in the real world the twisting tendrils will wreak havoc on your house's siding. Better that you create a buffer between the foliage and the facade with a garden trellis. Get the full tutorial for this project here. #howto #gardenideas #gardenprojects #diy #diygarden #trellis #diytrellis #homeimprovement #gardendiy

The boulders that border the flower beds—echoed on the patio pillars —were mostly dug up on the property, but some were purchased. “Yes, we actually paid for rocks,” Kathie confesses, with a smile. “Don’t judge! Flower Bed Borders, Flower Beds, Magic Garden, Container Herb Garden, Homestead Gardens, Growing Gardens, Practical Magic, Garden Edging, Survival Life

Practical Magic Garden Upgrade

The boulders that border the flower beds—echoed on the patio pillars —were mostly dug up on the property, but some were purchased. “Yes, we actually paid for rocks,” Kathie confesses, with a smile. “Don’t judge!” #garden #gardendesign #gardenideas #flowerbeds #boulderedging #gardenboulders #gardenedging #flowerbedborder #gardenedgingideas

Garden Designs Ideas 2018 : ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea, lavender, and gaura reflect the garden’s white-purple-pink color scheme. Hot hues are confined to the hellstrip. Cottage Front Yard, Annabelle Hydrangea, Specimen Trees, Front Yard Landscaping, Landscaping Ideas, Decking Ideas, Layout, Back Gardens, Garden Planning

Street-Side Gardens: Inspirational, Lawnless Front Yards

‘Annabelle’ hydrangea, lavender, and gaura reflect the garden’s white-purple-pink color scheme. Hot hues are confined to the hellstrip. #frontyard #frontyardideas #frontyardgardening #frontyardgarden #garden #gardenideas #lawnlessyard #hellstrip #hellstripgarden #hellstripgardening #hellstripideas #gardedesign

Garden Designs Ideas 2018 : ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea, lavender, and gaura reflect the garden’s white-purple-pink color scheme. Hot hues are confined to the hellstrip. Cottage Front Yard, Annabelle Hydrangea, Specimen Trees, Front Yard Landscaping, Landscaping Ideas, Decking Ideas, Layout, Back Gardens, Garden Planning

Street-Side Gardens: Inspirational, Lawnless Front Yards

‘Annabelle’ hydrangea, lavender, and gaura reflect the garden’s white-purple-pink color scheme. Hot hues are confined to the hellstrip. #frontyard #frontyardideas #frontyardgardening #frontyardgarden #garden #gardenideas #lawnlessyard #hellstrip #hellstripgarden #hellstripgardening #hellstripideas #gardedesign