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Freestanding Entrance Garden in summer

An Easy Living Wall Entry Garden

One of my favorite gardens at my home has been the freestanding living wall entry garden I built to reside next to my front door in an awkward little spot between the garage and...

Balcony Wall Garden and Swiss Chard Tomato Containers Garden © copyright Shawna Coronado

Mid-Summer Garden Update

New Balcony Containers — With all the rain we have had in the Midwest, I have seen a tremendous amount of early growth in my test-garden vegetables. While I usually have to water my...

Calendula Biscuits

Calendula-Orange Biscuit Recipe

When I first met Teresa O’Connor, garden writer extraordinaire, I knew we would be great garden friends. She has an amazingly informative blog, Seasonal Wisdom, and is a writer, author, speaker and consultant about...

Living Wall Gate Pocket Garden

How To Build a Living Wall Pocket Garden

Many of the living walls featured in my book, Grow a Living Wall; Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose, are focused on pre-made systems. Yet a few are homemade systems built with a bit of...

Backyard Garden Room Patio Makeover After

Backyard Garden Room Makeover – Before and After

It is time to continue our three months of AE Outdoor “Creating the Perfect Patio” garden room makeover project – the last redecorating project is focused on making a blank, awkwardly shaped flagstone patio...

Crockpot Chicken Rosemary

Delicious Herb Broth Recipe

Chris McLaughlin is a super-dee-duper author friend of mine famous for her passionate growing stories and tales of how she dyes her own wool and lives in the country with her family (as well...