Projects Made Simple

These DIY garden projects provide step-by-step directions for making decorations and gifts from plants. You can also find easy instructions and ideas for growing in traditional beds or a container garden.

DIY: Ice Luminaries Are Simple to Make

DIY: Ice Luminaries Are Simple to Make

With a little imagination and a few hours of freezing temps, you can make these gorgeous luminaries from scratch, and they don't have to cost you a thing.
How to Improve Sandy Soil to Grow Healthier Plants

How to Improve Sandy Soil to Grow Healthier Plants

Tips on how to improve sandy soil for better moisture retention and healthier plants.
How to Improve Soil Drainage

How to Improve Soil Drainage

Garden Design: Planning a Beautiful Garden

Garden Design: Planning a Beautiful Garden

3 Small Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyards

3 Small Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyards

Learn How to Make a Living Succulent Wreath

Add a modern style to your entryway or patio table with this easy-to-make living succulent wreath.

Turn Your Garden into a Wildlife Habitat

Turn Your Garden into a Wildlife Habitat

Just about any outdoor space can become a sustainable food source and safe living area for wildlife. With the right plants and planning, you can encourage all sorts of birds, frogs, small animals, and beneficial insects to visit your yard.
Reasons to Plant a Living Privacy Screen

Reasons to Plant a Living Privacy Screen

Living fences are a great alternative to traditional fencing! Wood and metal fencing can be expensive and don’t necessarily provide privacy. Learn about the advantages of using shrubs to surround your property or create private outdoor living spaces.
DIY: Homemade Seed Paper

DIY: Homemade Seed Paper

Eco-friendly crafts and gifts are all the rage, and this plantable seed paper fits the bill. The DIY project uses recycled paper to create homemade paper embedded with seeds. Plant the paper in a pot or outside for an instant garden!
Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes

Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes

An entirely unique and completely natural way to dye eggs! Combine inks made from vegetables and bits of flora found in your yard to decorate eggs.
How to Successfully Move Plants to a New Home

How to Successfully Move Plants to a New Home

Indoor and outdoor plants give color and warmth to your home. Taking them with you when you move is like taking along old friends. With the proper planning, your plants will have your new space feeling like home in no time.
Plant and Garden Trends for 2021

Plant and Garden Trends for 2021

This is the year to add indoor plants to your home office, grow tomatoes in a pot or plant your first garden. You could also certainly use a seating area outside to enjoy with friends and family.
Basics of Flower Arranging

Basics of Flower Arranging

Cut flowers are a four-season joy—a way to bring the garden inside during the warm months and to brighten any room during the dark of winter. Let us walk you through the basics of this ancient art, and in no time, you’ll be putting professional florists to shame!
5 Ways to Use Eggshells for Plants

5 Ways to Use Eggshells for Plants

Eggshells are packed with calcium and other minerals, and this makes them too valuable for a gardener to throw into the waste disposal. When put to imaginative use, they can make a great contribution to your yard’s health and productivity.
Setting Up Artificial Lights for Indoor Plants

Setting Up Artificial Lights for Indoor Plants

As the dark days of winter descend, no one misses the sun more than your houseplants. Learn what sort of lighting your indoor plants needs to stay healthy, and how you can provide it in the most simple, cost-effective and attractive way.
5 Uses for Rocks in Your Landscape

5 Uses for Rocks in Your Landscape

Rocks are useful in the landscape for design and to help plants or manage water. Here are five ways to use rocks in your garden.
How to Make a Rain Garden

How to Make a Rain Garden

Rain gardens are the hot new, eco-friendly garden project that helps you control erosion and reduce pollution from storm run off with a bed of stunning plantings. We’ll get you started with our four easy steps to creating your own rain garden.
Make Natural Ink from Plants

Make Natural Ink from Plants

This is a perfect DIY project for gardeners and artists, including kids! Collect your favorite colors from your garden and backyard (or your spice cabinet and refrigerator) and get ready to make natural ink. We’ll show you how!
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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