Living the Country Life

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Be creative with that seemingly useless steep lawn. Use these ideas to make slopes shine!
Monrovia, the lead grower of premium ornamental and landscaping plants in the U.S., announces their lineup of new plant varieties for 2018.
New and exclusive varieties of ornamental and landscaping plants are on the horizon for 2018. In an effort to explore and grow impoved landscape plants, grower Monrovia has new introductions in...
Inspired by spectacular views of Mount Monadnock bursting with autumn color, a pair of New Hampshire gardeners create an equally stunning fall display on their acreage.
Laura and Jamie Trowbridge were sold on the 7-acre property when they stepped into the backyard. The 1763 house on the Peterborough, New Hampshire, property was okay at first sight, but the view was...
These plants may be late to the party, but each brings its best in autumn.
Prairie gardens require little care—no pruning, spraying, irrigation, or fertilizer. But they do require a little patience to get started. For thousands of years, tallgrass prairies covered much of...
If your landscape is flat, add your own hills
A perfectly flat landscape is easy to mow but it isn’t very interesting. Build gently sloping mounds and berms to show off flowers, create a physical barrier, or even change a drainage pattern...
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The Smithsonian Institution’s “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard” exhibit is currently travelling across the nation. The exhibit, culled from the ...
Adaptable and dependable, redbud blossoms fill their branches to announce spring’s arrival.
  Redbuds (Cercis spp.) are understory trees and are among the earliest to bloom in early spring, just after forsythia and before the dogwoods. Their amazing pink, fuchsia, and purple pea-...
Looking for a way to spice up your landscape this year? Check out these new plants from Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.
Ohio landowner gets a new John Deere mower.
Samantha Horton (left) of Bolivar, Ohio, has won the Living the Country Life My Country Yard Sweepstakes. The grand prize is a John Deere Z915 B zero-turn mower with a 54-inch mower deck...