After the holidays, don’t just kick your used Christmas tree to the curb. (Unless, of course, your curbside hauler offers recycling!) Natural Christmas trees are completely biodegradable, and can be easily recycled for mulch or other purposes. Read on for some conventional–and unconventional–tree recycling options, courtesy of the National Christmas Tree Association. A Chip Off the Old Block […]
It’s going to be a long, cold winter for the gardeners in your life. Help them get through it with one of these special Christmas gifts. We’ve selected five that are sure to make them smile and look forward to spring with added enthusiasm! Raised Gardening Beds Raised beds have long been touted by amateur […]
If you’re up for a little adventure this Christmas season, why not cut your own tree from the local forest?
Every year billions of birds, representing nearly 300 species, migrate between North America and tropical regions to the south. It may well be the riskiest activity they undertake in their lives.
Orange is one of autumn’s most prolific colors. Even in Wyoming (where the landscape is snowy white or prairie brown …
You don’t have to be a skilled gardener or a trained pharmacist to reap the benefits of these …
If your yard or garden area is short on space, consider a vertical garden.
Vertical gardens are a great way to grow and maintain a variety of plants wherever space is limited. By creatively employing fences and trellises, for instance, you can …
Color may be the most popular element in landscape design, but don’t underestimate the aesthetic appeal that texture can bring to your landscaping. When landscapers speak of “texture” they are usually referring to visual texture–the size and shape of the plant and its foliage–as opposed to the tactile experience. Plant textures range from fine to medium […]
Color is a strong design element, attracting attention and guiding the human eye. When it comes to landscaping, colors can even be used to alter mood and perception. For instance, colors can evoke relaxation, make small spaces appear larger, highlight a particular area, and unify different areas of a landscape. The Color Spectrum The spectrum […]
(This is the second of a two-part series about the world’s most beautiful historic gardens.) Let’s look at five more of the most beautiful gardens on the planet that have stood the test of time. Taj Mahal Gardens, Agra, India The famous Taj Mahal mausoleum took 22 years to construct. It was commissioned in 1631 by […]
Creating a beautiful and inviting garden is a timeless pursuit. Civilizations from around the world have been crafting gorgeous landscapes for thousands of years.
If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional lawn, why not consider replacing some or all of your high-maintenance turf with a walkable carpet of ground cover?
Who of us at one time or another has not envisioned transforming our chemical- and mower-dependent lawn into a carefree wildflower meadow? The fantasies can be hard to resist …
If the idea of “rock gardening” conjures an image of a bleak, desolate spot with no living thing in sight, then think again. Modern rock gardens are places of rugged natural beauty, with a plethora of plantings and masses of vibrant color.