How to Bring Music Into the Garden

The best gardens are sensory retreats – captivating visitors through gorgeous sights, smells and textures. And while water features add a relaxing tone to your outdoor space, incorporating music will enhance your experience even more. Here are some ways to bring sweet notes outside. Hang up various sets of wind chimes Whether you have a […]

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How to Grow a Countertop Garden

Love harvesting fresh veggies and herbs from your garden? Did you know you could enjoy delicious homegrown produce year-round – and grown inside? We asked horticulturist Shelley Levis, author of the new book Countertop Gardens, about how to set up and maintain an indoor edibles garden. When did you become interested in ‘thinking outside the […]

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How to Create a Contemplative Garden

It can be difficult to find moments where we can simply sit down in our outdoor spaces and allow nature to envelop us completely. Yet we’ve probably never needed this kind of break more! We asked Rita Perea, speaker, author and founder of the International Contemplative Garden Association for some tips on unwinding, unplugging and […]

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Plant a Garden In Your Stairs

If you love to garden but are short on space and time, consider planting flowers and herbs in unexpected places, such as in between your stone garden stairs! Steps can do double-duty – providing structure and interest on a sloped property, but they’re also perfect planting space for species such as creeping thyme, succulents and […]

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How to Design a Gorgeous Cutting Garden

We know you’re just dying to grab a bunch of blossoms from your garden and make up a glorious bouquet. But before you start snipping any which way, consider what you should be planting and what varieties work well side-by-side says Newport News, VA-based Lisa Mason Ziegler, owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, an organic market […]

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How to Grow a Shade Garden

Having an outdoor space with a lush canopy of trees overhead can be a blessing on scorching hot summer days, offering respite from the heat along with peaceful privacy. The only problem? Many flowering plants – think roses or zinnias – require full sun, not shade. What’s a bloom-loving gardener to do? Find the best […]

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