How to Grow Vegetables in Containers

Get glorious vegetables and fruits on your patio with a pro’s guidance — including his personal recipe for potting mix. Most edibles do well in containers, and in some cases even prefer them. For gardeners with poor soil, or no soil at all, container gardening can be a way to create the edible garden your…

4 Yards Gain Pretty Views With Creative Privacy Screens

See backyards and side yards that avoid unattractive views with effective fences, walls and plantings. Nothing can the spoil the enjoyment of a pleasant outdoor lounge or a backyard barbecue area like a direct view of an unsightly neighboring property. Knowing that your neighbors have a clear view of what you’re up to when you’re…

8 Stylish Outdoor Kitchens With Bar-Style Seating

These entertaining-friendly setups offer inspiring ideas for outdoor kitchens in a range of styles and sizes. Bar seating blurs the line between sitting and standing height, giving outdoor kitchens a casual feel and providing the guests who always hang out around the grill with a place to roost. If you’re considering including bar-style seating in…

9 Ways to Bring Pantone’s Classic Blue Outside

See how the 2020 Color of the Year can help create serenity and add timeless style to a patio or garden. Let the serene hue of Classic Blue, the Pantone Color Institute’s 2020 Color of the Year, bring a sense of calm to your outdoor space this year. The deep blue tone — drawn from…

See 3 Sloped Lots Transformed Into Beautiful, Usable Landscapes

These designers turned muddy, overgrown hillsides into terraced outdoor living spaces. Retaining walls and terraces can help make sloped yards more usable, less susceptible to erosion and easier to maintain. But beyond their practical benefits, these constructed elements can also offer attractive design solutions that just aren’t possible with flat lots, including creating natural transitions, revealing…

9 Beautiful Early Spring Container Gardens

Capture the fleeting beauty of spring ephemerals with snowdrops, daffodils, pansies, sweet-smelling hyacinths and more. There’s nothing quite like the first sight of snowdrops, narcissus or brightly colored violas outside nurseries to confirm that spring finally is right around the corner. As the weather warms, bring some of the magic home and perhaps put an extra spring…

9 Roses That Landscape Designers Love

See which beautiful and reliable rose varieties are favored by designers around the country. The rose world is vast, with new and improved varieties arriving every year. With so many beautiful blooms to choose from, how do you know which rose is best for your garden and will deliver the traits you want: fragrance, disease resistance,…

9 Gorgeous Garden Sheds and Luxury Indoor Potting Stations

These stunning, hardworking spaces benefit from farmhouse-style sinks, airy windows and custom shelving. The following nine sheds and indoor potting stations are not your typical backyard outbuildings. Gorgeous details such as vintage copper sinks, checkerboard tile and luxury pendant lighting raise the bar from an aesthetic standpoint, but these sheds and potting stations are not…

9 Garden Structures Offer Year-Round Interest

Add four-season appeal to beds and give vines a place to climb with one of these pretty garden elements. In winter, when beds are relatively bare, it can be a great time to take stock of your garden’s structure. When we talk about garden structure, we generally mean the evergreen shrubs and hedges and permanent…