Yard and Garden

Practical advice for gardening and yard maintence. Advice on growing flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Plus, lawn care, structures and machinery.

Gardening: New uses for old garden hoses

By the Capper's Farmer staff

Garden hoses can be used in a number of creative ways and will remain useful long after they cease being used for watering your lawn.

On the Garden Path-Door County, Wisconsin

Karen Sutherland

Famous for its lighthouses, gardens and parks, Door County, Wis., is a favorite vacation destination for many folks.

Gardening: Garden tools don’t have to be expensive

By <a href='http://www.articlesbase.com/authors/bare-bones-gardener/35935.htm' target='_blank'>By the Bare Bones Gardener</a>

Why go and spend a fortune at the nursery on new tools, when there is probably a wealth of unused stuff tucked away in your kitchen that will do the job.

On The Garden Path-Winter-blooming plants complete a garden

By Caleb Melchior

A simple solution for the end-of-winter doldrums is to plant flowers that will bloom in late winter, such as witch hazels, snowdrops and hellebores.


Cabbage-growing contest teaches children important lessons

Courtesy of Family Features

In Bonnie Plants’ Third Grade Cabbage Program, third-graders from across the nation grow oversized plants. Lucky students in the competition have the chance to win a $1,000 education scholarship in statewide drawings, and everyone learns lessons about plants, patience and perseverance.

Gardening: On the Garden Path-Colorado community puts art in park

By Vonda Fogland

In an effort to bring Loveland, Colorado’s two greatest claims of fame together, the local not-for-profit organization En­gaging Loveland invited local artists to decorate 5-foot-tall fiberglass hearts with a key element of Loveland's history or culture, or a local landmark.

Gardening: Winter work for your garden

Courtesy of The Meridian Group

STIHL, maker of the No. 1 selling brand of chain saws, and garden expert P. Allen Smith offer tips and tricks for pruning in the winter to enjoy a garden that blooms beautifully in spring and summer.

On the Garden Path: Portland Japanese Garden

Courtesy of Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden offers garden lovers in the Oregon city Far Eastern beauty in the Northwest. Through plants, stones and water, beautiful, serene areas emerge to harmonize with nature. Five garden styles, each ideal for meditation and contemplation, make up the attraction.

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