A few easy and attractive ways to live green

Don’t let visions of clunky solar panels and backbreaking work make you shy away from … Read more

Perennial Plant of the Year is the stachys Hummelo

This purple, fluffy flower is deer resistant and good for the bees

Traditionally, for the first columns of the New Year I like to honor the plants … Read more

The best doormats for your entryway, according to experts

Even if you have a no-shoe policy in your house, there will be times when … Read more

Before the frost clears, savor the planning for spring

Use winter to plan next year’s garden selections

One day in October, as my garden was in the final stages of fall cleanup, … Read more

Got mice? Get a working cat

Richard Stoike’s family has owned his home in Queens, New York for decades, and for … Read more

Bring warmth into your home using scents

Sometimes it is the unseen that can make an impact on your home. Fragrance is … Read more

This gardener travels the world

Gardeners are by definition rooted to one place. That doesn’t mean they can’t go to … Read more

A holiday tribute to pets

“If the world was all golden retrievers, there would never be any arguments,” my husband, … Read more

What plants can I grow indoors for festive holiday colors?

Houseplants are a nice addition to any home, and blooming ones during the holidays can … Read more

Splurge or save: A curated, vintage-inspired dining room

November is here, and for many of us, that means quality time spent around the … Read more

Why every garden should have a potted tree

In this rush to lay bare the winter garden, we may be missing an opportunity. … Read more

Georgia roadsides dazzle with flowers and butterflies galore

Recently I seemingly awoke from a daze while driving Interstate 85 north of Columbus, Georgia, … Read more

Creating an attractive point of entry in your home

When you walk into a home, what is the first thing you see? The first … Read more

Protect your clothes with the right detergent

Some experts offer their choices in laundry soap — and some clothes washing tips

“Take good care of your clothes, and they’ll keep you looking good,” says Christina Elsberry, … Read more

A school garden can encourage children to eat vegetables

The most common question I’m asked by parents is, “How can I get my kid … Read more

Ornamental grasses shine in fall and winter

Fall and winter are when ornamental grasses come into their own. They don’t have to … Read more

How to get new interior looks for less

Whether you wish to brighten a single space or redo an entire home, where can … Read more

Home modifications can remove the obstacles to aging in place

Small modifications to an existing home can create a secure environment as you age

Rebecka Snell, 65, says she knew that if she and her husband, Vic Labson, were … Read more

Notes on urban and rural gardens

I was introduced to the term garden ecology lab at a presentation given by Gail … Read more

California man says city should adopt codes for treehouses

Folsom, California, resident Brian Esola never had any formal training in construction or engineering — … Read more

Love garlic? Plant a spring bounty now

If you love this edible, now is the time to start planting

I can’t believe it is almost time to plant garlic. Where has the summer gone? … Read more

Sunflowers are the garden’s late-summer stars

At the start of summer, I thought I would put aside my disdain for amaranth … Read more

Add some wow factor to your walk in the door

Your entryway is the gateway to the rest of your home. It is the one … Read more

Style at home: fall into bed with tips from the pros

Sisters Kathy and Paula have spent their lives working as a team. Now, these almost-twins … Read more

Where fairies are alive and well

Most of the hundreds of fairy gardeners gathered at a nursery near Cleveland were adults … Read more

How to organize jewelry pieces

When it comes to storing jewelry, there is no shortage of organizing options. In fact, … Read more

Reupholster or replace?

Most people who go to Cape Cod on ­vacation come home with something like a … Read more

The persisting pleasure of the history of Chanticleer Garden

A decade ago, I started work on a book about Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania, … Read more

Splurge or save: Give your home a coastal style

Every summer people flock to their local sandy shores for a little R & R. … Read more

This home has all the right angles

This is a story with lots of angles. It begins and ends, as so many … Read more

Using a greenhouse can extend the veggie growing season

Knowing the right plants to pick is key

I’ve had more than my fair share of irrigation problems this summer. You’d think if … Read more

Summer chores you should take on by yourself

Summer chores: DIY or outsource? How you decide what tasks to take on and what … Read more

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