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

Outdoor add-ons enhance fun in the summer

Whether you have a sprawling backyard, patio or just a small balcony, outdoor space is … Read more

Tuning up for tomato time

As harvest time approaches, here are hints to make sure you get the best crop

It’s time for some tomato talk. Not to sound like a snob, but unless the … Read more

The rewarding buzz of watching honeybees at work

Carin Celebuski is a beekeeper and horticulturist who moved from a small yard in suburban … Read more

Artist captures ’ghost voices’ of an abandoned past

Once the structural elements of a garden are built and the landscape is planted, it … Read more

How to design a modern, but still playful, nursery

Nursery design has come a long way from pastel pinks, blues and yellows. Now home … Read more

What’s hot in home design

Chairs that make a statement; lighting that looks like sculpture; chic and natural accessories

Shine a light with a sculptural lamp that doubles as art, reach for an extra … Read more

The best colors for fun, festive rooms

Whether for a children’s room, family room or a space into which you’re looking to … Read more

Splurge or save: Make your bathroom into a spa

Wouldn't it be nice if you could treat yourself to a luxury spa retreat every … Read more

Pool school: The perks of making your own oasis

In a secluded corner of Joshua Tree, California, a livestock tank painted white, surrounded with … Read more

A low-maintenance garden sounds good this time of year

Knowing your limits, applying that to your landscape

Portland garden writer Dulcy Mahar once wrote, “The older I get, the more the idea … Read more

High Desert Garden Tour is a map to landscape design

Six gardens offer displays of eclectic and native plants

For me, the annual High Desert Garden Tour means mentally redesigning my landscape — again. … Read more

Garden: Fresh-picked fun!

How does your garden grow? With help from the kids, we hope! Planting vegetables has … Read more

Funky pink begonia exotically unique for baskets, mixed containers

All right begonia lovers, there is a new kid on the block with the crazy … Read more

In summer heat, success stems from planning, watchful eye

Washington Post Gardening columnist Adrian Higgins answered questions recently in an online chat. Here is … Read more

Unconventional black bathroom accessory is back

When the jet-black toilet was introduced by Kohler in the 1920s, it was considered so … Read more

Fans that keep you — and your living space — cool

Much like a stand mixer in the kitchen, a table fan sits out in living … Read more

Tips for organizing mirrors in your home

A secret weapon of interior designers and home stagers, mirrors can trick the eye and … Read more

Maintain privacy in your backyard through strategic planting

You can’t sunbathe nude when neighbors look down onto your patio or backyard. They can … Read more

Floral industry is finally catching on to self-taught designers

Holly Chapple is so sorry her minivan smells like Cheez-Its and dirty water. She doesn't … Read more

Waiting for plants to grow in Central Oregon?

Grab a gardening book

The garden is in — and school is out. Whether you are heading off by … Read more

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