Category Archives: Gardens and Landscaping

Garden and landscaping ideas, designs, pictures and tips.

A fenced-in yard is high on the priority list for many homeowners. Whether your goal is to keep children and pets safely in your yard, or to keep the neighborhood kids out, a chain link fence is a practical solution. Chain link is sturdy, virtually maintenance-free, and will last for decades. It’s also one of […]

Today we bring you our large gallery featuring a bewildering variety of fence designs and ideas for front and backyards. These yard structures can enhance or hurt home aesthetic as much as many other outdoor features. The art of yard fencing has evolved throughout the years, from simple property separators built with any available materials, to complex, artfully […]

As we all know, perennial plants are those that bloom perfectly during their growth seasons in spring or summer and would wilt to dormancy during winter. However, these plants will most likely sprout back to life during their active seasons through their rootstocks and these types are known as herbaceous perennials. What’s nice about perennial plants […]

Bonsai is a Japanese word which means “Planted in a container”. While it’s a Japanese term, the art of growing plants and trees in containers started with the Chinese which they called “pun-sai”. The art of Bonsai has evolved over hundreds of years.  It continues to be popular worldwide today for good reason.  It’s a […]

All plants need sunlight to grow but not all of them love sunlight as much as others. Some of them are known as perennials plants and flowers. They are called perennials because they grow and blossom during spring and summer seasons but start to wilt and die on autumn and winter seasons. They sprout back […]

Some gardeners like color symmetry, incorporating 1, 2 or maybe 3 colors. Other gardeners like to make their gardens POP in all colors. This gallery is for those of you who love to create a color explosion much like a Monet painting. A French painter, Oscar-Claude Monet, who was one of the founders of the […]

If you enjoy gardening, you should certainly know how you can protect yourself when doing so. Now that the weather is nice outdoors, you probably can’t wait to dig your hands into the soil, but wait! There are some precautions you should take while gardening this year. One of the things you should be aware […]

Is your backyard looking a bit deserted? Unappealing? Do you wish it looked and felt more like an oasis where you could spend some relaxing time after a hard day at work? You can give life to your backyard by planting some shade trees, some colorful flowers, and even a herb garden or some shade […]

Planting purple flowers in your garden can add rich thematic colors. Many gardeners combine their purple flowers with different shades of purple or other hues to come up with new garden designs. Most of these purple flowers come with thick green leafy foliage as well that provide color throughout the season. Most purple flowers can […]

Outdoor lighting draws attention to your home’s architecture and garden. It also offers safety since well-lit areas make it easier to traverse at night. Use garden lights to highlight points of interest within your landscaping and to create a warm ambiance. Today’s garden lights receive their power through electricity or from the sun. They also […]

A garden path is an aisle that leads you towards a beautiful flowery end, where the sight of blossoms and soul soothing floral aroma awaits you. Isn’t it wonderful? However, to fully achieve this kind of experience, it should begin with an enticing path that walks you through a garden and/or your yard. Hence, you will […]

Welcome to our mini gallery featuring some of the most enticing hydrangea flower pot and planter arrangements we have found for 2016. Please remember that we wanted to publish a variety of hydrangea arrangements from a multitude of photographs so some of the arrangements we have selected for this list may not be to your […]

Everyone loves sleep, and there’s nothing quite so miserable as tossing and turning all night long and then needing to get up what seems like minutes after you finally fall sleep. Sleepless nights take a toll on our bodies and minds, affecting our productivity at work and our mood at home. Getting a better, more […]

Turning your backyard into an outdoor garden can be a lot of fun, especially if you apply the right landscaping design suitable to your chosen plants. Outdoor gardens often mean having wide enough available space so you can plant pine trees, bamboo plants, or fire trees to serve as backdrop to an exclusive environment. You […]

While the backyard is for you, the front yard is often made beautiful for neighbors and the public generally. Gardeners have a real advantage when it comes to making a welcoming home because at least 50% of a home’s curb appeal is the front yard gardens. Consider this incredible photo gallery of front yard garden […]

Welcome! We have included below some ideas of the most brilliant outdoor steps with flower planters and pots, which you can use for inspiration at your own home. This will guide you in making your outdoor area more of a lively, welcoming go-between. Remember, your outdoors will be one of the first things people will notice and […]

Turning green has become so trendy nowadays especially with hot issues about climate change and saving our environment. Meanwhile, being creative and stylish has never been out of style. This makes turning old shoes and worn out boots into planters such a cool concept. There are oodles of things we can get out of this […]

Hydrangeas are one of my favourite front and backyard flowers. Unquestionably they are beautiful, but it’s also a form of the stall shop because my mom had gorgeous hydrangeas in our yard growing up. I suspect they were one of her favourite flowers as well. As you’ll see in our extensive hydrangea garden ideas gallery […]

One Spring I had the pleasure of selling hanging baskets at a roadside stand.  It was a great job sitting in the sun surrounded by beautiful flowers making people happy selling spectacular hanging flower baskets for them, their spouse and/or parents. Not all hanging baskets are created equal as you’ll see in our photo gallery […]

The use of color can really transform a space. Bright colors like red and orange create an energetic environment, while cool colors like blue and green create a calming one. You can subtly include colors to your space with accents like pillows and flowers, or make a statement with colorful walls or furniture. But how […]

I remember the first time I was struck how potted plants and flowers could really enhance a patio, just as much as gardens enhance a backyard (see our 59 backyard ideas gallery). It was when I saw my now mother-in-law’s deck in late Spring for the first time.  The large deck exploded in color but […]

Did you know that 303,200,000 tires were scrapped in 2007?  Yes, that’s 300 MILLION tires. [1] They aren’t easy to dispose of because they’re large, heavy.  Fortunately with a big push in recycling, most tires are recycled. However, just because there is tire recycling doesn’t mean you can recycle your own tires in your yard by […]

Welcome to our gallery featuring beautiful round gazebo designs! One of the best ways you can maximize the appeal of your backyard space is to add a gazebo. Gazebos provide shade and protection from rain so that you can relax comfortably while you kick back and take a load off in your yard. Gazebos can […]

Usually wheelbarrows carry dirt and flowers to be dropped off. But there’s a new garden trend of using wheel barrows as permanent flower planters and gardens. It’s kind of a cool idea.  The wheelbarrow fits in nicely as a garden sculpture. While I wouldn’t use a new wheelbarrow for this, it’s a great way to […]

So you’re looking for ideas to spruce up your backyard and garden? There’s no shortage of fun and creative garden ideas. One option you have is to turn an old bicycle into a flower planter.  Doing this creates a sculpture for your garden that’s flowery, colorful and unique.  Besides, what else will you do with […]

Welcome to our guide to spectacular backyard sports courts! If you are the athletic type, there isn’t a more convenient outlet for your athletic needs than your very own home sports court. There are many different types of sports courts. Depending on your particular interests and your social circle, your choice in sport court will be […]

Welcome to our gallery featuring verdant backyard grass ideas! One of the most iconic and ubiquitous yard elements is grass. Grass is the prime backdrop for the vast majority of landscaping ideas. Many neighborhoods have associations that mandate homes have a specific kind of grass, as well as requiring maintenance at a specific length. If you […]

Welcome to our gallery of fantastic berry bushes! If you’re looking for a garden option that adds great life and color to your space as well as nutrition, consider a berry bush. Berry bushes are perfect for small and large gardens alike. Berry bushes provide great snacks and visual texture for your garden. Berries can be […]

Welcome to our delicious gallery of fantastic fruit tree ideas for your backyard! If you are looking for some great additions for your garden and yard that will give you something in return, you may want to consider fruit trees. Fruit trees can be hardy and long lasting installments in your landscape. They can also cut […]