Food & Recipes

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Garden

    How To Grow a Dahlia Flower

    Growing a dahlia flower always seemed like this mysterious, complicated thing that was beyond my gardening skills, but I discovered it is easy to plant and grow a dahlia. Last year…

  • Newborn Baby Robins in nest

    Robin Birds Hatch In My Garden

    Last year we had an incredible experience in the garden; robins came and laid their eggs low enough that I could capture them on camera. We named the parents Elvis and…

  • Swallowtail Butterfly on Echinacea

    Top 10 Drought Tolerant Perennials

    Want to save money by watering less and have a garden that needs very little attention? Try planting a drought tolerant or native perennial garden this season. Below I have listed…

  • Potpal Dinosaurs on the garden path of Shawna Coronado

    Dinosaurs for your Garden Containers

    Whimsy. Lots of gardens lack it, yet every garden designer considers it. If you don’t have the budget for a giant whimsy-filled statue or time to rebuild that back garden into…

  • Garden

    Garden Patio Makeover and a Succulent Wok

    Let’s continue our three months of AE Outdoor “Creating the Perfect Patio” redecorating adventure and kick-off summer the right way – with an outdoor furniture front entry patio makeover. Last makeover…

  • Herbal Cocktail Garden Freestanding Living Wall

    Easy Herbal Cocktail Garden Living Wall

    An herbal cocktail garden is a genius way to bring scent, taste, and passion to your balcony or patio. They’re filled with herbs and edibles and do remarkably well in small…

  • Dee Nash Cucumber Salad Recipe

    Cucumber and Onion Salad Recipe from Dee Nash

    Dee Nash, author of The 20-30 Something Garden Guide, runs a garden blog site called Red Dirt Ramblings which I absolutely adore. She posts tons of great ideas on gardening and…

  • How to Plant A Container Shrub Rose Infographic feature photo

    How To Plant a Shrub Rose Container

    Planting a rose often seems like a complicated project, however, the new shrub roses such as the Knockout are easy to plant. Simply follow the instructions on the infographic below to…

  • Tropical Jungle Garden with flowers and kale

    How To Grow a Tropical Jungle Garden

    Every season I deliberately spread all my tropical plants apart in containers and at the back of the beds in an effort to distribute them evenly throughout the garden. This time…

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