• A Garden That Has It All

    My husband and I moved into our house in November nine years ago. I recall the weather vividly because, instead of starting my new journey indoors with painting walls and…

  • How to Take Photos Like a Pro

    Over the past 30 years, I have been hired to photograph all kinds of things: over-the-top advertising images, breathtaking wild landscapes, and far-away city streets. But as a passionate lifelong…

  • Drought Tolerant Containers

    Plants in containers will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to water. Without the insulating earth to protect them, their roots can dry out quickly in summer heat.…

  • Plants for Shady Passageways

    The frequently used pathway along the west side of my house is shady all day. Wedged between the house and a 5-foot fence, this narrow space was once a homeland…

  • Easy-to-Grow Sweet Peppers

    Growing sweet peppers at home is easy, fun, and rewarding. Besides the ever-popular bell peppers that ripen from green to red, there are bells of different sizes and colors and…

  • Four Design Ideas for a Small Space

    Designing small yards is a big feat. Regardless of a project’s size, it’s essential to have a sharp, unequivocal idea of your desired outcome before setting down the first stone.…

  • Salvias That Won’t Let You Down

    I’m lucky to live in Chicago—maybe not in February when we’re buried in snow, but in spring, it’s a different story. One of my favorite spots in the city is…

  • Ascot Rainbow Euphorbia

    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants – Mid-Atlantic

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

  • Nodding Onion

    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants – Northeast

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

  • Purple Prince Epimedium

    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants – Midwest

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

  • Eternal Fragrance Daphne

    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants – Northwest

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

  • Fothergilla

    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants – Southeast

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

  • Texas Sage

    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants – Southern Plains

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

  • Sticky Monkeyflower

    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants – Southern California

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

  • deer-resistant plants

    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

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