Pink pale roses bush over summer garden or park nature backgroun

Why did you originally start gardening? For many of us, the desire to increase the curb appeal of our homes is a matter of personal pride (and even a financial investment). For others, the appeal of homegrown foods and herbs is a major motivation. And of course, we all simply enjoy being surrounded by a…

Bridge at Huntington Gardens

Sometimes the best way to gather inspiration for your own gardening projects is to see and experience what others have managed to accomplish. Plus, visiting area gardens can become a fun family outing, a creative date idea, or just a way for you to spend quiet time alone in nature. With that said, this week…

Swimming pool with reef step

Are you thinking about adding a swimming pool to your yard? Or perhaps you already enjoy your backyard pool, but you’d like to enhance it with some convenient or attractive new features? The following trends in swimming pool additions might be just what you’re looking for. Beach entry: This feature is exactly what it sounds…

Raised garden beds

Growing your own vegetables will give you access to fresh, affordable produce (and organic if you prefer). Vegetable gardens also serve as terrific educational tools for children and can save you money at the grocery store. But first, you need to establish a spot for your vegetable garden. Raised beds offer the convenience of simply…