Plant some history in your garden with heirloom plants

By Lee ReichAssociated PressYou’re rummaging in the attic, in great grandma’s steamer trunk, and you come upon a dusty old packet of garde...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Decorating indoors with plants

By Melissa RayworthAssociated PressFrom kitchen herb gardens to miniature indoor trees, interior designers are increasingly bringing plants into their...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Stinging nettles sting, but have assets, too

By Lee ReichAssociated PressAt a time of year when weeds may be getting the better of you, what sweet revenge it is to turn them into an asset. Eat th...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Take it outside: Backyards are for fun and games

(AP) — Volleyball courts. Sand pits. Splash pools. Giant movie screens. You don’t have to be a kid to design and enjoy an outdoor play spa...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Don’t forget about texture when planning garden

By Dean FosdickAssociated PressThe most popular element in landscape design is color, but texture is another important building block. Texture in gard...

April 8th, 2017 |  


Finding a look you love in outdoor decor

By Melissa RayworthAssociated PressFor decades, “outdoor decorating” meant arranging a few nice chairs and a table near a barbecue grill, ...

April 8th, 2017 |  


Clear favorite: Acrylics a versatile furniture option

By Melissa Kossler DuttonAssociated Press(AP) — Clear the way for acrylics.Furniture makers are using the see-through material for everything fr...

April 1st, 2017 |  


What to do when bulbs don’t bloom

By DeanFosdickAssociated PressDaffodils and tulips are almost certain to bloom when another spring rolls around, but even they can have an occasional ...

March 11th, 2017 |  


Fairy gardens captivate imaginations of kids, adults

By Tracee M. HerbaughAssociated Press(AP) — A set of little wings. Ceramic fountains. Tiny versions of ornate cottages and brick walkways fit fo...

March 11th, 2017 |  


Non-flower gardens: 50 shades of green

By Kim CookAssociated PressWhile beds tumbling with flowers are lovely, there’s an emerging trend in landscape design: the flowerless garden.Non...

March 11th, 2017 |