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  • Swiss chard growing in a rocky vegetable garden
    How-To

    Which Vegetables to Grow in Rocky Soil and Which to Avoid

    Here in the Northeast, rocks are just a part of gardening life, and even if you are raising vegetables in an old garden (one that's been well tended for decades),…

  • Colorful image of flower petals made up of various plants to try
    Design

    Plant Varieties to Try, Plant Varieties to Lose

    With the wide variety of plants at our fingertips, we should be experimenting with new plants all the time. But we often default to the same familiar cultivars, which is…

  • Design

    Vines for the Connoisseur

    Climbers add a depth and complexity to the garden that just can’t be achieved with perennials and shrubs. The sweeping flow and layered effects vines provide give a landscape a…

  • Illustration of silhouettes of queens over the colorful garden
    Design

    Queens of the Curbside

    Seven years ago, my husband and I purchased a home in a typical residential neighborhood. One of the things that I liked best about the house was that the previous…

  • Design

    Seating Areas Made Simple

    Your ideal outdoor living space is only three steps away