Add Some ‘Wow’ Factor To Your ‘Hood With a Sidewalk Garden

Want to get to know your neighbors better while improving everyone’s curb appeal? Why not dig in and create gardens between your sidewalks and the street? Those otherwise bland spaces – also known as hellstrips – can add texture, fragrance and color. Many organizations, including San Francisco’s Friends of the Urban Forest, coordinate sidewalk garden […]

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Tips From a Lazy Gardener

Are you eager to learn some gardening shortcuts? Yeah, we thought so! We asked Eagle, ID-based Advanced Master Gardener Gretchen Anderson, author of the soon-to-be published Secrets of the Lazy Urban Gardener to pass along her fave tricks – from weeding to harvesting to preserving – for creating a more manageable garden. Are you a ‘lazy […]

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How to Create a Healing Garden

How to create a healing garden Gardening is good medicine. That’s what Austin, TX-based landscape designer Jenny Peterson discovered after being diagnosed with malignant melanoma 20 years ago, then with breast cancer in 2012. Currently in remission, Jenny believes her recovery is closely linked with her love of gardening. She shares her journey in The […]

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8 Insects that Help Your Garden

Sure, there are tons of creepy-crawlies lurking in your backyard space, just waiting to take over and ruin your hard work: aphids, mealybugs, cutworms and other critters enjoy destroying veggies and flowers. But did you know that there are lots of ‘good’ insects that benefit your garden? Here are some to watch out for – […]

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Ka-Boom! Make Seed Bombs With the Kids

Looking for a fun after-school or rainy day activity? How about creating some DIY planting projectiles, otherwise known as seed bombs. Your kids can learn about growing wildflowers, choose which colors they want to see blooming in the garden, plus, they make great end-of-year gifts for teachers, coaches and friends! Gather up your materials: A […]

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