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Gardening Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring gardening ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

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Best Plants for Your Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a place of peace and rejuvenation. Why not increase the ambiance by adding a plant to your space? Here are some of the best plants for the bedroom.
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Ornamental Grasses for Every Size Garden

With dramatic foliage and distinctive plumes, ornamental grass comes in all kinds of sizes to suit virtually any garden. Read this guide to learn more about the types of ornamental grasses available.

Creative Groundcover Combinations

Why settle for a one-note planting when there’s so much variety to try? Here’s how to weave a tapestry of low-growing perennials that will beautify your yard.

Guide to Creating a Living Plant Wall

Learn the basics of this burgeoning botanical trend and install a vertical garden for décor and more, indoors or out.

Perennials That Bloom Every Year

With their ornamental beauty and adaptable natures, many perennial garden favorites are worth a second look for their resiliency in an era of weather extremes.

Beautiful Container Garden Ideas for Winter

Winter container gardening is a chance to flex your creative muscles and add visual interest to your landscaping when the growing season has paused.

Best Vegetables to Grow in a Fall Garden

A fall garden is a fantastic way to extend your growing season. Here are the best vegetables to grow no matter what your zone.

All About Hydroponics

The basics of hydroponics explained—plus the pros and cons of gardening without soil.

8 Pet-Friendly Houseplants to Keep in Your Home

Enjoy the natural element houseplants bring to your home while protecting your fur babies with these non-toxic options.

Low-Light Plants Great for Any Home

Want to bring life into your space? If lighting is an issue, these indoor low-light plants are best.

How to Build a Kitchen Garden

A symmetrical design of raised beds grows out of a blank patch of turf­, adding beauty and productivity to the landscape.

Low-Maintenance Fruit Trees to Grow in Your Yard

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.

9 Best Perennial Shade Plants

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.

Best Valentine's Day Gifts for Gardeners (2024 Guide)

If one of your family members or friends has a green thumb, find a gift that supports their love of gardening. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best gardening gifts to help you find the product that’s right for your loved one.

See this Hillside Garden Makeover in California

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.

A Guide to Ice Cream Banana Trees

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.

9 Mini DIY Zen Gardens

Chances are you don’t have a zen garden in your backyard or outside the office. But you could still bring the essence of one to your coffee table or desk with these small-scale terrains.

18 Low-Maintenance Ground Covers for Any Type of Yard

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.

How to Make a Hanging Planter

Follow these simple directions for making an indoor DIY hanging planter.

Quick Tips on Starting Seedlings, Gardening Book Recommendations

Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada shares her favorite seedling starter kit, as well as her go-to books on gardening.

8 Uses for Wood Ash at Home and in the Garden

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.

Creating a Better Yard

Fix up the outside on every side of the house.
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All About Raised Garden Beds

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.

Top 20 Best New Home Products | Lawn and Garden

Whether you’ve got a tiny patch of green or all-out acreage, make the most of it with the next installment in our guide to the year’s best new products

How to Create a Vertical Garden for Small Spaces

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a vertical garden to maximize space for a homeowner

Best Vegetable Garden Harvest Basket

A smart, new way to carry in the garden crops

Colorful Garden Remodel

A California couple romance their compact property by carving out colorful garden rooms with plenty of guest-ready seating

How to Turn a Feeding Trough into a Planter

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada travels to Tennessee to build a planter out of an animal feeding trough

All About Garden Sheds

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.

How to Grow Tropical Plants Indoors

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches a homeowner to get a tropical feel from indoor house plants

A Magical Garden in Buffalo

A homeowner with a magpie’s eye and a restless imagination turns his garden into a space brimming with ideas

Stakes Worthy of Your Best Peonies

This hefty support will keep your peonies from sagging

A Nantucket Cottage Garden Finds its Sweet Spot

Compact yet overflowing with blooms, this perennial garden gives its owners a spectacular show all summer long