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: 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.


Using a compost bin

By Richard H.

Compost is great for the garden and the environmen, and using a compost bin is a great way to recycle.


Gardening: Tips and ideas to ensure beautiful roses

By Jennifer Houck

Tips that will help gardeners choose and produce beautiful roses that are sure to be the envy of the neighborhood.


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On the Garden Path-Living Memorial Gardens

Courtesy of the LMG Association

The weed-lined former swimming pool in Sidney, Neb., becomes a beautiful memorial garden, thanks to a local government receptive to fresh ideas and a community willing to volunteer time and labor toward a common goal.


On the Garden Path: Queen Elizabeth Park

Story and photos by Neoma Foreman

Perched atop mountain, Canadian park full of stunning sights


Backyard Landscape Plan - Think About Your Family's Lifestyle First

By Jeanette Joy Fisher

If you've been considering changing you're home's landscaping, don't forget to consider your family's lifestyle as you create your initial plans. Everyone's routines and daily activities need to be considered before you make any significant changes.


Garden Clippings: Watering Methods

By Mike Lang

I sometimes catch flak about the amount of resources that go into my lawn and garden.



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