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Projects, tips and ideas for your garden, with ways to grow vegetables and plants in raised garden beds, containers and in the ground.
12 Tips for Successful Spring Composting
As the melting snow makes way for spring's budding trees and plants, it's time to...
Garden Path in a Wheelbarrow
No heavy lifting, no fancy tools and really, really cheap!
Do These Chores in Spring, Have a Summer Garden with Zing
A little bit of effort in spring will pay off nicely in your yard come...
Roses: They’re Not Your Grandmother’s Needy Garden Plants Anymore
Roses once had a reputation for being fussy, finicky garden plants reserved for true enthusiasts...
Spring Containers to the Rescue!
Chase away the winter doldrums with captivating color—make that, captivating SPRING color. The floriferous...
These are the Best Herbs to Grow on a Patio
You don't need a lot of space to grow herbs. In fact, herbs are easy...
14 Inspiring DIY Flower Walls
Move over planters and flower beds. This year, everyone wants a living flower wall! Display...
11 DIY Planters Made From Kitchen Castoffs
Before you toss that old pie plate in the trash or throw that milk jug...
12 Ways to Prepare for Your Spring Garden While it’s Still Cold
Now's the perfect time to start planning your spring garden, so put on your warm...
Turn an Old Dresser Into a Green Thumb Hub
Make a green thumb hub!
A Basement Root Cellar – Putting Up Below Ground
A modern-day homesteader keeps garden crops fresh through winter using old-time techniques and a basement...
Greenhouse from the Salad Bar
The next time you hit up a salad bar for lunch, save the plastic clamshell...
To-Go Coffee Cup to Water Plants
A clean to-go coffee cup with a lid makes an excellent watering can. The hole...
Reader Project: Elevated Vegetable Garden Planter
One reader says of her elevated vegetable garden planter: the vegetables love it and so...
Winter Composting 101
A healthy compost pile can be a continuous source of fertilizer and soil mix throughout...
Easy Apple Spear
What makes a frog spear great for picking up fallen apples is its small tines...
16 Reader Projects from The Family Handyman
We love seeing your versions of projects from The Family Handyman—so we’re showing...
Plant These Spring-Blooming Bulbs This Fall
Patience is a virtue. For living proof, plant any of these 10 bulbs in fall, then...
Reader Project: Patio Planter
Nailed it! Reader Bob LaBelle built this Patio Planter using plans originally published in the...
Reader Project: North Woods Bench
Reader Project: Copper Trellis
Square Foot Gardening
Make the most of your time and space with a smarter way to plant your garden: square foot gardening
DIY Bird Feeder Wreath
Learn how to make a bird feeder from seed heads and a grapevine wreath. This...
10 Fall Projects for Your Lawn and Garden
Taking a little time in the fall to do work in and around your lawn...
Build a License Plate Birdhouse
Personalize a DIY birdhouse with an old license plate, and you’ll have a real...
Cozy Cabin DIY Bird Feeder
Our photos walk you through as you learn how to build a bird feeder with a rustic thatched top.
Colorful Shade Tolerant Plants
A shade garden isn't doomed to dreary, colorless choices. Today's shade tolerant plants are more...
Aromatherapy Garden Plants
The power of scent is remarkable. Just a whiff can transport us back in time...
Wildflowers That Do Well in Home Gardens
Wildflowers are a good option for the gardener who wants plants to do the "heavy...
Concrete Air Plant Planter
This modern desktop planter is perfect for low-maintenance air plants—and it only takes a...
11 Sparkling Shrubs for Today’s Yards
Shrubs have come a long way since the days of "blink and you'll miss seeing...
12 Pretty (and Easy) Plant Combos
Variety is the spice of life. Try some of these savvy plant combinations to add...