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apple recipes
Whether you have an apple tree or two in your backyard or you make seasonal journeys to local orchards, picking fresh apples has special appeal during late summer into fall. One of the best ways to...
envelopes, seed saving
Share your garden bounty with family and friends by passing along some of your favorite seeds in handcrafted seed packets adorned with garden-theme photos. Simple seed packets are easy to make using...
Bob Denman proves that hand-forged garden tools, made with traditional blacksmithing methods, are definitely worth the effort.
A tool designer and inventor who frequently writes and speaks to gardening audiences, Bob Denman has been producing hand-forged horticultural and agricultural implements for almost 20 years. Rita...
tomato garden party
Every August, Brie Arthur and her husband, David, throw a tomato-tasting party in their 1-acre garden in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. The Arthurs’ tomato-tasting party is an excuse to gather...
dried hydrangea wreath
Preserve the beauty of your hydrangeas in a dried flower wreath. It’s surprisingly easy to preserve hydrangeas for everlasting arrangements, so long as you don’t rush the process. Cut too young,...
Get ready to replace your wilted summer annuals with new flowers and foliage ripe with the colors of the season. These container recipes will get you ready to roll into fall.
Thanks to new ornamental varieties, summer and fall bouquets can now shine with a surprising array of sunflower colors and sizes. Even gardeners with small yards can easily find room to grow the new...
Perk up a plain outdoor space in just one weekend with one or more of these easy fall decorating and planting projects.
Flea market finds unite with simple summer fare to create a laid-back party among the posies. Here are a few ways to create your own garden party with a breezy, country-fresh look.
Herbs and fruits infuse these summer cocktails with garden flavor
Summer provides many ideal moments for relaxing in the soothing surrounds of a garden. Make it even more pleasant with a cool drink that tastes of freshly plucked herbs or berries with one of our...