• finished potting bench with sink, plants and watering can

    A Potting Table with a Twist

    It’s not easy being the carpenter son of a garden-center owner. It seems as if every year my mother asks me to build something crazy that she has seen in…

  • How-To

    Build a French Drain in Two Steps

    If your garden has a pesky wet spot, perhaps it’s time to consider installing a French drain. In a high-tech world, the French drain is refreshingly old-fashioned. Imagine a gravel-filled…

  • pot fountain

    Build a One-of-a-Kind Water Feature

    Nothing is more relaxing than the music of moving water in the garden. But finding a water feature to complement your style can be tough. So why not make a…