The Self-Taught Gardener Who Designed the Kennedy White House Rose Garden

September 16, 2020

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Melania Trump’s recent redesign of the White House Rose Garden did not meet with universal approval. While many appreciated Oehme, van Sweden and Associates and Perry Guillot’s highly pared-back scheme … Read More...

All About Thatch: Why, How, and When to Dethatch a Lawn

August 7, 2020

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With more time spent homebound these days, many folks are bringing their laptops outside, turning their gardens and yards into outdoor offices. An uneven, spotty and not-so-green lawn isn’t such a pretty sight but this forced … Read More...

Socially Distancing At Home Around a Fire Pit

July 4, 2020

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In the age of coronavirus, entertaining and social distancing outdoors around a fire pit is the perfect solution. Socializing in fresh air is safer and healthier too: one’s chances of catching the virus is twenty times lower outdoors than indoors Read More...

23 Gardening Gifts For Mother’s Day You May Want For Yourself

May 6, 2019

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For gardeners and non-gardeners alike, here’s my curated collection of 23 gardening gifts for Mother’s Day—including some delicious finds for relaxation.


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Mini Ceramic Planters on Bamboo Tray
Wither on a windowsill or tabletop, these small ceramic plant pots of different Read More...

Twelve Awesome Outdoor Poufs

April 23, 2019

Add one or more of these soft, weather-resistant outdoor ottomans to your indoor-outdoor space, and… pouf ! you’ve got a relaxed area for gathering or just putting your feet up.

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From Fatboy, one of my favorite brands. Move this large … Read More...

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