Does it surprise you to learn that window boxes are back “in”? You read that right! Just as beards and knitting have made a resurgence in popular culture, the humble window box is back and it's not just an old fashioned begonia holder anymore. Window boxes are small-space, vertical planters that ... Read More about A Wonderful Winter Window Box Planter (That You Can Make Even If You Don’t Have a Window Box!)
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I love experimenting with different wreaths, and this year I decided to try making one out of magnolia since they produce such gorgeous foliage. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! The glossy leaves with textured undersides create an interesting contrast that looks unique and eye-catching ... Read More about A Magnificent Magnolia Wreath Brings Cheer to the Season
If you have a small urban lot or a close proximity to your neighbors’ yards, you may also have the need to create a sense of privacy in your outdoor oasis. While I love to use trees and large shrubs to frame the perimeter of the garden, they can take up a lot of space. Privacy screens can be a ... Read More about A DIY Espalier Privacy Screen for the Backyard
If you think of garden-grown fruit as the tasty treats that come from less-than-sweet-looking thorny vines or gnarled trees, then you are in for a surprise! There have been some exciting new fruit plants developed that match aesthetics with function, which means you can get luscious fruit from a ... Read More about A Patio Fruit Garden is a Sweet and Pretty Summer Treat!
A topiary is an exceptional garden feature that will elevate your yard with artistry. Before the topiary gets to the garden center, there is significant time spent growing, training, and pruning the shape, not to mention the thought that went into creating the perfect design to begin with. Given all ... Read More about Care and Pruning for Decorative Topiaries
What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. Here is a guide to all things hydrangea: a description of the different types, how to change their color, drying projects, and ... Read More about The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas