Gardening

Vertical Gardens Are Here!

Vertical Gardens Are Here!

You heard it here first when we called this trend coming to the States! A Cup of Jo spotted San Francisco florist Flora Grubb’s vertical DIY panels. Here’s what they say: You can buy 20″x20″ trays that contains 45 slanted planting cells to support plants and soil once mounted on […]

Small Space Gardening with the Tomato Tower

Small Space Gardening with the Tomato Tower

When we first saw the Tomato Tower we instantly thought of the urban and small space applications. Gardening is a growing trend and eating organically is a priority for many people. You can’t get more organic than eating fruits and vegetables that are grown from your own garden. The issue […]

Weedy Situation

Weedy Situation

I took a recent trip over to the L.A. Times home blog where Emily Green, author of The Dry Garden column, takes on a nasty topic: weeds. The topic of weeds reminds me of summer vacations and getting “punished” for who-knows-what. I can never remember why I’d get in trouble […]

Build Your Own Patio Planter from Wood or Concrete

Build Your Own Patio Planter from Wood or Concrete

A perfect project for spring, building a planter box for your patio is simple and easy. Customize it to the shape and size you need and compliment your backyard landscape. Wooden Planter Boxes For a rustic or sleek look, use wood to build a planter. It’s possible to make almost […]

5 Step Poinsettia Care

5 Step Poinsettia Care

The Poinsettia is synonymous with Christmas and will remain beautiful and healthy for at least two months after the holidays have passed if you follow these easy steps. 1. Keep them in a sunlit room but not in direct sunlight 2. Ideal temperature is 65-70 degrees. Poinsettia will freeze if […]

Revive Your Home and Garden in Seattle

Revive Your Home and Garden in Seattle

Thursday, Oct 1st we’ll be checking out the grand re-opening of Revival Home & Garden in Seattle as they’ve settled into a new shop at 1517 12th Avenue in Capitol Hill. Their vintage selections are well edited and we’re trying to find a reason to bring the Shipwood Table home […]

The Time is Now for Artificial Lawn

The Time is Now for Artificial Lawn

We love the smell of fresh cut grass like the next person and taking pride in a well manicured lawn is an accomplishment, but in the current age of water conservation there are alternatives to natural lawns that outweigh the real stuff in every aspect (except being alive). Recently we […]

Gettin’ Dirty in the Yard

Gettin’ Dirty in the Yard

+ Sprinkler System Install + Laying Sod + Shear Willpower + Love the Golden Barrel Cactus + Water Saving Gadgets for Your Garden

Roof Gardens Galore

Roof Gardens Galore

Chris from Apartment Therapy turned us onto a great new blog Our Brooklyn Roof Garden. The images found here make us long for New York again but we are still enjoying our outdoor space much more here in LA. Our downstairs neighbors kept a nice courtyard full of fresh flowers […]

Build-It-Yourself: Wood Patio Planter

Build-It-Yourself: Wood Patio Planter

Our planter box (above) didn’t come out quite as nice as we had hoped but next time we’ll be sure to follow these great instructions from Danny Lipford for building a patio planter. He recommends pressure treated pine and if you’ve got the right tools you could finish this project […]

Flower Planters from Paper Stands

Flower Planters from Paper Stands

These paper stand planters are one to make use of objects that are considered a blight in many urban areas. Street corners in the west village are littered with abandoned paper stands, some of which have content that’s questionable in a neighborhood with small children running around. Many times these […]

Garden Toad Stool

Garden Toad Stool

Here’s an innovative piece of garden furniture that is beautiful in its simplicity. The Toad Stool is very portable and keeps you off the ground but with such a small footprint it doesn’t become the focal point of a garden or outdoor space.

Lowes Goes All-In on How-To Videos

After a recent site redesign it looks like Lowes has rolled out a ton of new how-to videos that are hosted on YouTube. The videos work well with no ads and detailed instructions are also available that can be printed and taken with you to your workspace. This minor detail […]

Nothing Runs Like a John Deere Giveaway

Nothing Runs Like a John Deere Giveaway

This week we’re giving away TWO baseball caps from John Deere! Modeled above by Laura Dahl, these caps are mean and green and look great on a boy or girl in the country or city. To win just leave a comment below stating if you do your own landscaping and […]

Winterize a Swimming Pool

Winterize a Swimming Pool

Unless you live in the Southwest, winter has already hit you hard and this article may have arrived a bit late for you but MonkeySee has some informative home improvement videos and we found this video for winterizing your swimming pool particularly helpful.

Build It Yourself: Potting Bench

Build It Yourself: Potting Bench

If you’re an avid gardener, you know how tough gardening can be on your back and your knees. If a potting bench isn’t already part of your outdoor furniture, take a look at these plans for some designs that will keep you busy for a weekend or two. This plan […]

How to Hang a Window Box

How to Hang a Window Box

If you like the idea of fresh flowers, plants and herbs, yet the idea of maintaining a large garden makes your green thumb cower in fright, try maintaining a smaller plot within a window box. The experts at This Old House have come to the rescue with step-by-step instructions, complete […]

Pesticide Alternatives

Pesticide Alternatives

Lawn pesticides are toxic and are immediately dangerous to children and animals who often don’t heed warnings and roll around in the poison. Here are some alternatives to ridding your lawn of weeds without harming guys little guys like this (read on at your own discretion).