Country Gardens

Country Gardens celebrates the spirit and romance of gardening as a lifestyle. We know country style is more than a passing fancy -- whether you have 40 acres or live 40 stories high -- it's part of our united gardening experience.

Windowsill Salad Garden in a Snap

Who says you have to wait until the ground thaws to grow garden-fresh greens? Lettuces can sprout on a kitchen windowsill in January and February, weeks before the weather warms up enough for outdoor seed starting. The sooner you sow the seeds, the sooner you'll be harvesting tender baby leaves for mouthwatering salads. So what are you waiting for? Here's how to get started.

Behind-the-Scenes Beekeeping Video

Garden Inspiration
Find Your Perfect Container Garden

Container gardening is on the rise! Join the masses of container gardeners and dig your hands into a pot of soil. Take our quiz to find out what type of container garden is best for you, and learn more about container gardening.

Garden-Inspired Art

Gardens, insects, and trees were just some of the natural inspiration for the famous Art Nouveau Louis Comfort Tiffany lamps. See our slideshow of some of these amazing works.

More from Country Gardens
See My Blog

Learn great gardening tips and techniques from Country Gardens editor James A. Baggett and the BHG garden editors -- and get a behind-the-scenes look at how we put together your favorite garden magazine.

Garden Plans

Try these free garden plans to help you create a beautiful garden, no matter the size. Each garden plan includes dimensions, a complete plant list, and planting instructions.

Digging Deeper
Garden Doctor

Our team of BHG garden editors is here to help you solve your gardening dilemmas. So go ahead -- seek advice or ask questions.

Plant Encyclopedia

Find the best annual and perennial flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, roses, and more for your garden and landscape.

Build a Hypertufa Trough

Use beautiful hypertufa to make a few containers in an afternoon. Learn the basics and insider secrets from the experts.


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