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Zen and the Art of the Japanese Garden

In a world that moves ever faster, our lives can be beyond stressful. So having a place to unwind, and even find inspiration, is more important than ever. A Japanese garden in your backyard can be just the ticket, bathing your home with a soothing and serene ambiance. Japanese gardens utilize elements such as ponds, streams, stones […]

Create a “Made in the Shade” Garden

Shade areas in your landscape can present a real gardening challenge. You already know about this if your home is in a wooded area or your yard has lots of trees. But landscape beds on the north side of the house, or areas near decks and other structures that cast heavy shade can also present problems […]

The Butterfly Garden: Simple Elegance

“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.” — R.H. Heinlein Who among us has not at one time or another stared in awe at butterflies enjoying nature’s bounty? One of the best ways to increase the number and variety of these beautiful and essential creatures is to plant a butterfly garden. And it’s easier than you might think — simply grow […]

The Challenge for Wyoming Gardeners

If you’re among the Wyoming gardeners who lament, “I can never get anything to grow,”… …It’s likely you’ve planted species that were never intended to live in the harsh conditions of your home state. That would be dry, windy conditions, with alkaline soils, extremes in temperature, and intense sunlight. The flora that not only survive but actually thrive under […]

Water Features Relax and Refresh

Want to inject some tranquility into your backyard landscaping? Then water features are the way to go! Do you need to mask noise from a busy road? Create a quiet space for contemplation? How about turning your yard into a wildlife habitat? All of these objectives can be achieved with the right water features.   Let’s take a look… […]

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

June is National Rose Month. But did you know that America’s most popular flower is also one of the very oldest cultivated blooms? Today there are more than 2,000 different varieties of roses to entice us with their beauty and heady fragrance. Like orchids, roses are easily crossbred.  As a result, we can now choose from a […]

Good Enough to Eat: Edible Gardening Basics

Ever thought of growing your own food? Many people have. In fact, edible gardening is enjoying a surge of popularity. Not only does it trim grocery bills, but it provides reassurance about the food source. But if you’re a beginner, you’ll need to decide what to grow, where to grow it, and how to tend […]

Bonsais and Butterflies: The 2017 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Some of the most fabulous and unusual gardens will remain on display through May 29 at the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Just a Sampling This is where you can: Cultivate an appreciation for the ancient art form of Bonsai that produces the most amazing miniature trees. Located […]

Pest Management in the Garden…Naturally!

As a homeowner, you may have heard of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a way of preventing and controlling pest problems in your garden areas. But what exactly is IPM? Sustainable and Effective In a nutshell, IPM is a science-based approach to managing pests. It utilizes a variety of safe, sustainable and effective tactics against common […]

Snow Artist Fashions Spectacular Designs

Simon Beck is a snow artist. He creates art with nothing but an expedition compass and a pair of snowshoes.

Eco-Friendly Curb Appeal

Spring is the ideal time to increase the curb appeal of your home! This year, why not choose sustainable, eco-friendly landscaping options that not only increase the value of your home, but help protect our planet, as well? The primary goal of sustainable landscaping is to minimize the input of resources as well as the output of waste in the yard and garden. […]

The Colorful Winter Garden

If you’re tired of looking at nothing but barren trees and gray patches of snow in your yard each winter, we’ve got the solution. Check out these great winter garden plants. They’ll not only add color and vertical interest to your garden, but some will even bloom outside your window smack dab in the dead of winter. […]

Taking Care of Indoor Plants in the Winter

Taking care of indoor plants is a labor of love.  During winter, a few special touches can really make your plants thrive all year long, but it’s also the time of year that is easiest to kill a houseplant.  Plants can be as expressive as paintings, appealing as antiques, and will help breath life into […]

How Drinking Beer Can Help the Environment

Beer is one of the necessities of life.  A tall, cold lager is always appreciated after any long day of skiing, long day of working, or long day on the river.  Why not drink a beer that helps give back to the environment?  Specialty breweries across the nation have started to donate proceeds, percentages of […]

Importance of Fall Clean-Up

Fall is officially here. At the mere thought of the season, images of brightly colored leaves floating whimsically to the ground  come to mind. Perhaps childhood memories of jumping into heaps of raked leaves or the crisp sound they make as you walk across the lawn. In nature these leaves would slowly decay, returning vital nutrients to the […]