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 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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