Gardens

  • Backyard Sheds
    A backyard shed is a wonderful convenience for many homeowners. Having one easily accessible place to safely store tools, yard equipment, or camping gear can help you get organized and perhaps complet....
  • Annual Flowers
    Annuals, perennials, perennials, annuals--the nomenclature with this way of classifying flowers has always struck me as backward, even when I was eight years old. Annuals should be flowers you plant o....
  • Outdoor Vinyl Sheds
    Even though we may love spending time in the great outdoors--camping, fishing, gardening, playing in the pool--the equipment we use does not. Leave your shovel out in the yard all year, and while it m....
  • Hostas For Sale
    Design in gardens is a combination of foliage, color, and mood. Dramatic impact comes in part with the color of flowers and in part with the texture of foliage. Balance is critical, whether within a g....
  • Vegetable Gardening Tips
    Of all the gardening tips I've heard and passed on, the most useful is this: don't overdo it. More gardens fail because their caretakers became overwhelmed and gave up than because of weather, pests....
  • Staghorn Ferns
    Named for their resemblance to deer antlers, the staghorn ferns (Platycerium) are distinctive and low maintenance additions to any garden. There are 18 species and hundreds of cultivars. Many of them ....
  • Growing Tomatoes
    Tomatoes are by far the most popular plant for the home garden. There is no other type of produce which offers such a startling contrast in flavor between "home grown" and "store bought." And as lon....
  • Design Landscaping
    When it comes to designing your landscaping, you need to reconcile the physical reality of your property with your creative ideas in the most satisfying way possible. In other words, most of us don't ....
  • Artificial Cycas Palm
    Perhaps the Most Beautiful of PalmsCycas palms, or Cycads, are often referred to as Sago palms. They are, like many palms, exceedingly beautiful. But perhaps the Cycas palm is the most beautiful of th....
  • When To Fertilize
    Fertilization is one of the more complex aspects of backyard gardening. What do all those numbers mean? When should I fertilize, and how much? Proper fertilization can make the difference between a....