You might not believe it, but you were born with a green thumb. It may have gone untended for a while, but it's there waiting for you to nudge it awake. Put away your theory of being a plant killer, that anything dies under your care. Forget those nagging thoughts of where your garden will live or when you'll find the time, it's there somewhere. It doesn't have to cost a fortune and you'll get more than you give. So, here are 10 tips for conquering your fear of gardening:See More
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Drought! The word itself strikes fear into the hearts of gardeners everywhere. Scarce water resources, especially in hard hit areas such as California and Texas, are making it almost impossible to maintain traditional style lawns. That's why many people are replacing their lawns with groundcovers and native plants. But for those who want a lush green lawn, here are some less-thirsty options.See More
Bring the sights and sounds of water to your garden, deck, or patio.
Fountains are a popular addition to any garden. This informal design marries smooth stones and an electric-blue gazing ball in a galvanized wash tub. An inexpensive submersible pump powers the flow of water.
Use new or salvaged grinding wheels to construct this unique garden accent. Sinking the water reservoir into the soil gives the fountain a low profile that makes it perfect around smaller plants.
Enjoy the sound of water splashing in this simple urn with a bubbler. In addition to masking neighborhood noises, a fountain provides a welcome water source for birds and other wildlife.
You don't need hundreds of gallons of water to create a backyard pond. Almost any container that's watertight (or can be made watertight) can be used to create a home for water-loving flowers and plants.
Turn any large container into a garden fountain by adding a simple pump. You can place a fountain like this anywhere that you can get access to an electrical outlet.
Hardy water lilies are among the best plants for beginning water gardeners to tackle. The flowers appear from spring to fall, blooming in all colors except blues and purples. Hardy water lilies go dormant in winter and may be left in the water or stored. Tropical water lilies, which bloom in more exotic colors, take a little more care but are well worth the effort.
This miniature water garden is sunk into the soil to insulate it from rapid temperature changes. One medium size plant or several small plants can be grown in a garden this size. The edges of the contain are camouflaged with flat stones.