Vibrant bromeliads and lacy ferns, prickly-edged agave and spiky cacti—all growing in scrap metal planters!
Window boxes may be part of a “vertical garden” that includes pots and urns, hanging baskets, wall trellises, and even a pergola (an open-roofed porch structure that accommodates climbers).
The OHJ editors and writer Tovah Martin share their favorite old-house gardening books.
Pretty in its own right, a rock garden can camouflage site faults and cut down on yard work.
In New York’s Catskill Mountains, an English garden with deep roots and its architecture intact is nudged toward simplicity with native plants and shrubs.
This year, step away from the newest of the new and incorporate a few of these old-fashioned annuals into your garden plans. Their history and continuous color make them perfect for every old-house garden.
To ensure beautiful trees for years to come, you’re better off ignoring some popular gardening advice.
To illuminate a walkway or driveway, all you need is a GFCI-protected outdoor electrical outlet and some basic electrical skills.
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