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.

Garden Design: Planning a Beautiful Garden

Garden Design: Planning a Beautiful Garden

Do you have a vision for a unique and beautiful garden? Proper garden design, layout, and planning are essential to make this a reality.
3 Small Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyards

3 Small Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyards

Small Japanese garden ideas you can create in your own backyard including ideal plants for each style.
Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes

Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes

How to Successfully Move Plants to a New Home

How to Successfully Move Plants to a New Home

Plant and Garden Trends for 2021

Plant and Garden Trends for 2021

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.

The Potting Bench

The Potting Bench

Every gardener needs a potting bench. They combine style, storage and practicality all in one piece.
Make Your Own Suet Bird Feeder

Make Your Own Suet Bird Feeder

Insect-eating birds can have trouble finding food during winter, so it's a good idea to provide them with a feeder that offers high-energy suet to eat.
Decorating Your Home This Christmas

Decorating Your Home This Christmas

Christmas is that wonderful time of year to spread cheer and fill your home with seasonal décor. Check out some of our favorite decorating ideas and kick-start your imagination!
Create a Gorgeous Winter Container Garden

Create a Gorgeous Winter Container Garden

Uplift yourself, neighbors and friends by decorating your doorstep with a beautiful arrangement of branches, berries and other natural elements.
Decorating with Gourds: How to Dry a Gourd

Decorating with Gourds: How to Dry a Gourd

Show your unique sense of style and express your creativity through homegrown gourds! These step-by-step instructions describe how to dry decorative gourds for indoor and outdoor display.
Team-Themed Flower Combinations

Team-Themed Flower Combinations

Show your team spirit all season long by planting flowers that represent the colors of your favorite college or professional football team.
Unconventional Garden Vessels

Unconventional Garden Vessels

In nature, plants occupy every imaginable niche on the planet. Since almost everything is a potential substrate for plant life, we can have fun with the quirky adaptability of plants by intentionally vegetating re-purposed objects.
Supportive Garden Structures

Supportive Garden Structures

Beautiful and supportive classic garden structures.
DIY: Hardscape Essentials

DIY: Hardscape Essentials

Hardscape is not a catchy term for overly difficult gardening sites. Hardscape simply means the hard, durable parts of the landscape…the non-plant elements.
How-to: Green-up Your Lawn this Spring

How-to: Green-up Your Lawn this Spring

Early spring raking, aeration, and fertilization all help create a healthy lawn that is thick and vigorous, with better pest and disease resistance.
Easy and Fun DIY Garden Markers

Easy and Fun DIY Garden Markers

Labeling your plants is a great way to remember plant names or identify where plants are located. This is the perfect project to take on when you're snuggled up indoors on a winter day planning for spring.
DIY Cornucopia

DIY Cornucopia

Celebrate the autumn harvest with this traditional symbol of the season. Included are some great ideas for making an assortment of decorative cornucopias.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

plant library

Plant Library

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