Gardening Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring gardening ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
Compact yet overflowing with blooms, this perennial garden gives its owners a spectacular show all summer long
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
Don't throw these eight fruits and veggies in the compost bin. Give them a new life in an indoor garden
Read on for tips on how to keep your jack-o'-lantern bright through Halloween.
Run-of-the mill garden plants bloom predictably, but these unusual species take years to produce flowers. Worth the wait? You decide...
Learn about standout new varieties of old favorites you can put in the ground and enjoy now, and for many seasons to come.
Updated versions of summer's favorite shrub offer an expanded range of colors—and blooms that add interest through fall
10 ideas for potted arrangements from Sunset's new Western Book of Easy-Care Plantings
This husband-and-wife team delivers colorful produce to local families just a few hours after they pluck it from the earth—and they're proving that small family farms can succeed by simply feeding the neighborhood
Local libraries are getting in on the heirloom action, offering cardholders packets of seeds to grow, harvest, and (maybe) return
Transform a patch of green into an outdoor destination with these fresh upgrades
Not every plant is resilient enough for a streetside garden. Here are some bulletproof varieties that don't skimp on color
A garden designer pairs easy-care shrubs and colorful containers for a home garden that wows year-round
Solve your yard problems with these nontoxic solutions—straight from your pantry
Unfussy and long-lived, perennials pump out beautiful foliage and flowers year after year
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and rosarian Felicity Keen show how to beautify a fence line with blooming rose bushes
27 trouble-free alternatives to popular shrubs that have earned the "invasive" label
In a showstopping array of colors, sizes, and shapes, dahlias can play a leading role in your garden's finale
On the way to swapping turf for cottage-style plantings, this self-taught gardener discovered a passion for her new pastime
A resourceful couple with a "more is more" philosophy and a talent for thrift carves a hardscrabble lot into a series of exuberantly romantic gardens
Give your greenery and healthy diet a boost by planting these healthy herbs in your garden
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.
Ornaments add another dimension to a landscape and give it year-round appeal. Here, lessons from one striking space
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.
How seven gorgeous gardens were designed to filter and divert rain runoff and protect the surrounding environment
A strategic mix of annuals and perennials yields a brilliant garden when the heat is really on
When a local community garden lost one of its two plots, TOH reader Angela Baker stepped in, converting her family's yard into 31 fruit and vegetable beds for everyone to share
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook discusses how to choose and plant hydrangeas