Outdoor Living

  • How-To

    Creating an Outdoor Shower

    Forget about rinsing off with the garden hose. After a day spent mulching and weeding under the hot sun, nothing beats an outdoor shower. All that fresh air, warm water,…

  • Design

    Design a Better Deck

    Any outdoor space is better than no outdoor space. Even the kind of deck that we call a “penalty box”—the type you’ve probably seen attached to one side of a…

  • Video

    Tour the Peggy Rockefellar Rose Garden

  • How-To

    How to Make a Straw-Bale Garden

    Why build a straw-bale garden? For starters, it’s the perfect solution if you only have a small space to garden. This whole concept was fairly straightforward and comes together easily.…

  • Design

    Gardening for wildlife

    See how this gardener designed her garden to be friendly to wildlife.

  • Video

    Controlling Weeds

    Here are the steps you need to take in order to keep weeds at bay: 1. Let sleeping seeds lie. Digging and cultivating brings weed seeds to the surface. 2.…

  • Article

    Make Your Own Easy Garden Lanterns

    Watch Michelle Gervais, Fine Gardening's technical editor, demonstrate how to make garden lanterns. Pierced-tin candleholders are easy to create and add a folk-art touch to your garden. Even better, most…

  • Design

    Video: Ornaments in the Garden

    "I love to embellish—my clothing, my house, and best of all, my garden," says Eve Thyrum, a volunteer at the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College and a member of the Hardy Plant…