Birds add life, sound and movement to a garden. Keep birds hydrated when you add a bird bath like this concrete version. Check out the DIY project and build a hydration station for your feathered friends.
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Looking for a unique plant stand design to fit in front of just about any window? If you’re running out of room for houseplants, this A-frame plant stand can provide the space needed to add a few more to the collection.
For gardeners and tea fans alike, growing your own herbal tea garden is an alternative to store-bought tea bags. Experiment with different flavor combinations for your own special tea.
Improve the looks of large trees such as oak, elm and poplar when you “limb up” low branches. This gentle pruning gives your landscape a more polished look.
This fall, refresh your planters and experiment with combinations of color and texture in containers. Try new combinations like pansies with sweet alyssum, or nemesia with lobelia.
Cold-tolerant lettuces, kale, and other fall vegetables will keep in the garden for weeks or months as fall turns to winter when you try one or more of these season-stretching ideas.
You can use wood, bark or pine needle mulch to protect your garden plants in winter. Choose step stones for contrasting textures that delight the eye and ensure many mud-free visits to your winter garden.
Grow cabbage this winter. It’s one of the most dependable and nutritious crops for your garden. Set out seedlings in late fall that will grow into big plants with broad, gray-green leaves that shade the soil and smother weeds.
Add interest to your entryway with dwarf evergreen shrubs in compatible planters.
Bring heat-loving herbs indoors. They will thrive in pots placed on or near a sunny windowsill and you can use them year-round.
Take advantage of the fall season’s natural beauty for easy ways to decorate your Thanksgiving table. Pick up handy tips from this list.
Fall is the best season to put perennials in the garden. Give these tricks a try to ensure perennials settle in now so they can bloom to their fullest potential come spring.