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Everything You Need to Know About Emerald Green Arborvitae Trees

Emerald Green Arborvitae are hardy, resilient trees that can stand up to drought, insects, and extreme temperatures—all while making excellent accent trees, foundation plants, or privacy screens.


All About Ornamental Grasses

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada discusses a variety of ornamental grasses, how to care for them, and how to incorporate them into a landscape design.


How to Plant an Indoor Garden

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada installs a unique kind of indoor garden for a homeowner who wants to grow vegetables year round.

Creating a Better Yard

Fix up the outside on every side of the house.


How to Plant a Victorian Garden

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner add some curb appeal using Victorian plants to match the design of his house


How to Plan for Spring Bulbs

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and landscape designer Jenn Nawada share some tips for planting spring bulbs

Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants

A dozen garden stunners you’ll love but those four-legged foragers won’t

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


How to Plant Authentic Dutch Flower Bulbs

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner originally from Holland plant authentic Dutch bulbs


How to Choose the Right Fertilizer

Learn which fertilizer works best for what plants

Best Vegetable Garden Harvest Basket

A smart, new way to carry in the garden crops


How to Start an Organic Garden

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada shares some share DIY Smarts tips on starting an organic garden.

Big Container Plants for Small Yards

On a lot that has more hardscape than planting space, container gardening is one way to indulge your green thumb. In fact, you can grow seriously sizable plants in pots—even trees. Here are three surprisingly XL options that still work for XS footprints

How to Grow Your Own Spring Greens

Turn over a new leaf and plant these versatile alternatives to plain old lettuce. We’ve got tips to get you growing—and recipes to inspire

Stakes Worthy of Your Best Peonies

This hefty support will keep your peonies from sagging


How to Grow Microgreens

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada learns how to grow and harvest microgreens.

10 Foolproof Native Plants for Prairie-Style Gardens

These tough, fuss-free perennials and grasses have adapted to North American climates and lend to the rustic prairie charm

Super Seeds Perfect for Your Region

We consulted the experts at the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program. Here's what you should be planting in your area


How to Grow Vegetables in the Desert

Creating a water-efficient waffle garden with Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

8 Exotic Plants That Take Up to a Decade—or More—to Bloom

Run-of-the mill garden plants bloom predictably, but these unusual species take years to produce flowers. Worth the wait? You decide...

Magical Ideas for Garden Ornaments

Here's how landscape designer Wesley Rouse creates showstopping moments in his home garden using a variety of decorative accents

Easy-Care, Low-Water Container Gardens

10 ideas for potted arrangements from Sunset's new Western Book of Easy-Care Plantings

Smart Design Ideas for Hellstrip Plantings

Check out these curbside designs for smart ways to use perennials, dwarf shrubs, and groundcovers

Four-Season Garden Star

A garden designer pairs easy-care shrubs and colorful containers for a home garden that wows year-round

The Incredible Edible Landscape

How a designer blends fruits, vegetables, and flowers to whip up a garden that's both beautiful and bountiful

Guilt-Free Container Roses

Disease-resistant varieties let you grow glorious roses in pots—without the chemicals

Tried-and-True Perennials for Your Garden

Unfussy and long-lived, perennials pump out beautiful foliage and flowers year after year

The Right Nutrients for a Knockout Garden

Plan the menu for your plants with these proportions

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Flower Bulbs

Plant now, enjoy later—our strategies will ensure a sensational show of tulips, daffodils, and other spring blooms

10 Gardening Myths Busted!

Learn the facts behind some common folk wisdom to better your odds of plant-growing success

Uncommon Container Gardens

Focus on foliage plants for sensational season-long displays