Gardens

  • Shade Shrubs
    Shade gardens, of course, are more than simply a gathering of shrubs and perennials and foliage plants that fare well in less than direct sun. The same care you take in planning a flowering garden is ....
  • Gardening Ideas
    There are many excellent sources for gardening ideas. You might find inspiration for a shade garden from a magazine, or instructions for growing vegetables hydroponically at the library. Strolling a....
  • Biofalls
    Biofalls is the registered name of a biological filter used in man-made waterfalls for the backyard. These filters are special because they actually employ beneficial bacteria inside the filter to cle....
  • Seed Starting
    Starting seeds indoors can give you a significant head start on the growing season, especially in areas where winters are severe and spring comes late. Growing vegetables from seed is also much less ....
  • Pond Kits
    Pond kits are the perfect way for handy homeowners to build excellent water gardens right in their own yards. However, just because they're called "kits" doesn't mean that the resulting ponds need all....
  • Cherub Fountains
    Cherub fountains add a wonderful and whimsical touch to any garden. The sounds of running water are calming and melodious. Why not set your cherub fountains at the far end of your garden? The sound....
  • Building A Shed
    For the average homeowner, building a tool shed is the perfect project that requires both skill and imagination. Maybe it's because we all wanted to build tree houses or clubhouses as children, but th....
  • St. Francis Garden Statue
    Among the most beautiful garden decorations I have ever seen is a St. Francis garden statue. A friend of mine has a stone sculpture of St. Francis in her front lawn, and though I have seen it hundred....
  • Yard Sheds
    Hey, homeowners, look outside! What do you see in your yard? A garden? A pool? Or maybe there's a barbecue out there for those warm summer months? Chances are, if you spend a lot of time in your yard,....
  • Garden Seeds
    All you really need to start plants--whether flower or vegetable--from seed indoors is warmth, good drainage, and plenty of light. This might mean a full-fledged greenhouse, a $20 grow lamp, or just a....