Tips for taking better photos of garden, wildlife

(AP) — So the garden you planted or enjoy each day is flowering. Birds and animals are busy in your yard or neighborhood. And you’d love t...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Farmers for hire turn backyards into vegetable patches

By Katherine RothAssociated PressJeanne Nolan grew up in an affluent suburb of Chicago. When it came time to apply for colleges, she shocked her famil...

July 1st, 2017 |  


A rose may be a rose may be a rose — but varieties vary

(AP) — Seeing gardens awash in rose blossoms this time of year is undoubtedly what prompted my sister-in-law to call me for suggestions on what ...

July 1st, 2017 |  


Turn pinecones, paper and felt into faux succulent plants

By Holly RamerAssociated PressCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Not only am I without a green thumb, but I have a black cat that nibbles on anything vaguely ...

June 17th, 2017 |  


The new look in floral arrangements: wilder, seasonal, local

Like a tiny green sprig reaching upward, it happened slowly at first. And then, suddenly, it was everywhere.A wilder, more seasonal and local look in ...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Plant some history in your garden with heirloom plants

By Lee ReichAssociated PressYou’re rummaging in the attic, in great grandma’s steamer trunk, and you come upon a dusty old packet of garde...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Decorating indoors with plants

By Melissa RayworthAssociated PressFrom kitchen herb gardens to miniature indoor trees, interior designers are increasingly bringing plants into their...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Stinging nettles sting, but have assets, too

By Lee ReichAssociated PressAt a time of year when weeds may be getting the better of you, what sweet revenge it is to turn them into an asset. Eat th...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Take it outside: Backyards are for fun and games

(AP) — Volleyball courts. Sand pits. Splash pools. Giant movie screens. You don’t have to be a kid to design and enjoy an outdoor play spa...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Don’t forget about texture when planning garden

By Dean FosdickAssociated PressThe most popular element in landscape design is color, but texture is another important building block. Texture in gard...

April 8th, 2017 |