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Creative Screening For Privacy

Creative Screening For Privacy

Everyone likes a little privacy. We want to feel like at least some part of our garden is a private oasis, a place where we can go to relax and leave the cares of the world behind. That doesn't necessarily mean building a fortress of walls around your yard. In fact, there are many creative options for privacy screening.

Winter Pruning Tips

Winter Pruning Tips

Winter is a fine time to prune many trees, shrubs, perennials, and ornamental grasses. Arguably, it's the best time, as you can more easily see the "bones" of the garden, worry less about damaging smaller, neighboring plants, and it gets you out of the house to do something physical. 

How to Plant Trees & Shrubs

How to Plant Trees & Shrubs

Now that you’ve picked out some gorgeous plants to begin your escapade into the Mysterious World of Gardening, the first big question arises: “How do I properly plant these to give them a good, healthy start?” The steps described here focus on planting trees and shrubs, but are essentially the same for anything being planted in the ground, including smaller perennials and annuals. 

Planting Your Mid-Century Modern House

Planting Your Mid-Century Modern House

So, you’ve decided to move into a Mid-Century Modern living space? You love the clean lines, bright open spaces, the futuristic optimism, that color combo of warm pastels and earth tones... But what about the garden? What plants would fit into a Modern setting? 

Ten Trees and Shrubs for a Small, City Garden

Ten Trees and Shrubs for a Small, City Garden

Welcome to garden designer and guest blogger Karen Hugg, who shares her favorite trees and shrubs for small spaces!

What should you plant if you have a 15-foot by 20-foot yard? If you have only a patio with a brief border around it? There are many dwarf and narrow versions of trees and shrubs that homeowners can use to create an interesting, colorful garden. Here are some of my favorites.

Salmon Says: "Buy A Living Christmas Tree!"

Salmon Says: "Buy A Living Christmas Tree!"

The idea grows in popularity every year — enjoying your living tree indoors during the week of Christmas, then planting it in your garden or in an outdoor container after the holidays, to enjoy for years to come.

Plants On The Move, with Greg Butler

Plants On The Move, with Greg Butler

From time to time even the best gardeners discover that they have planted something in the wrong place: too close together, too close to the house, too much sun or shade, and so on. Well, it's never happened to me, of course, but I've heard stories...fortunately most of these errors can be corrected with some planning, the right tools, and varying amounts of sweat equity.