Gardening Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring gardening ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
The basics of hydroponics explained—plus the pros and cons of gardening without soil.
If one of your family members or friends has a green thumb, find a gift that supports their love of gardening. Read our guide below to learn about some of the best gifts for gardeners. The items included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Enjoy the natural element houseplants bring to your home while protecting your fur babies with these non-toxic options.
There are plenty of beautiful plants that don’t need direct sunlight to thrive. The best perennial shade plants for your yard fit not only the climate but also the look and feel that you want for your yard or garden.
If you’ve ever fantasized about growing a fruit tree, it’s entirely possible, even if you don’t have acres of land. A small backyard or even a pot on a balcony will do.
Plantings that ring the base of your home should do more than just conceal the foundation. Read these foolproof planting tips to boost your curb appeal.
A symmetrical design of raised beds grows out of a blank patch of turf, adding beauty and productivity to the landscape.
Whether you have small or large garden shed plans, we offer an all-encompassing guide on your installing, building, and purchasing options, as well as designing and custom accenting your cozy workspace.
Don’t throw away your wood ash from your fireplace—read these tips for how to put it to good use in your home and garden.
A strategic mix of annuals and perennials yields a brilliant garden when the heat is really on
Landscaping expert Jenn Nawada explains how ground cover plants are a creative alternative to rocks and mulch, and then tells us about some of her favorite varieties.
Learn about standout new varieties of old favorites you can put in the ground and enjoy now, and for many seasons to come.
If you’re looking for the best flowers that offer vibrant color all summer long, check out these dozen no-fail, flowering plants.
Decades in the making, this terraced garden offers 360-degrees of color, while providing layers of privacy from nearby neighbors and a lush habitat for visiting wildlife.
Whether you’re looking for the best low maintenance or fastest growing groundcover for your lawn, these plants offer solutions to barren spots and spaces.
Follow these simple directions for making an indoor DIY hanging planter.
Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada shares her favorite seedling starter kit, as well as her go-to books on gardening.
Using cellular PVC trim stock for an outdoor planter gives you a flower display box that can hold up to the elements
With little more than a few boards, a shovel, and some soil, you can easily create an ideal habitat for growing vegetables in your yard.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a vertical garden to maximize space for a homeowner
A homeowner with a magpie’s eye and a restless imagination turns his garden into a space brimming with ideas
Compact yet overflowing with blooms, this perennial garden gives its owners a spectacular show all summer long
Over time, plants that self-seed help a wild-looking garden become chock-full of plants without extra expense
Turn your home into a tropical paradise with an ice cream banana tree. In this guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about the tree, including what it looks like and how to grow and maintain one.
From upright and airy to short and mounding, these grasses form the backbone of a prairie garden
These tough, fuss-free perennials and grasses have adapted to North American climates and lend to the rustic prairie charm
Get these in the ground now, and they'll achieve full size and peak color in just weeks, putting on a show right through the hotter months ahead