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How-To
We teach you how to grow and care for your dream garden, and how to decorate with plants.
Instructions for how to install a basic garden path.
Possibilities for creating a tiny building with big impact
Unfurling the mystery of ferns.
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GD advisory board sealArtist Karen Robertson, known for her nature-inspired designs, shows how to transform seaweed into artwork that will remind you of the ocean's beauty for years to come.
Despite the insane heat, Katie Mendelson had a hankering for something more substantial this week and turned to Phaidon's Vegetables from an Italian Garden for a recipe. The result? Some delicious eggplant balls. It's a vegetarian take on meatballs and perfect for anyone whose eggplants are ready to be harvested in this heat.
In our latest column from Marigold and Mint, Katherine Anderson shows how to plant and harvest sweet peas (including how to create a lattice wall) and how to arrange these delicate flowers into sassy summer centerpieces.
Four shade-friendly plants that thrive in Los Angeles and that add color and texture to the garden.
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Who is going to look after your garden while you are on vacation? Our tips for how to keep your garden in capable hands, while you're away.
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Katherine Anderson, our flower columnist, goes to Paris, and comes back with lots of design inspiration. Here, she shows some photos from her trip and shows us how to make a beautifully layered flower arrangement, inspired by her Parisian sojourn.
We review Rebecca Burgess's new book Harvesting Color, a guide to making your own dyes from plants for yarn and fabrics.
Related Topics: How-To | Blue | Green | Orange | Pink | crafts | DIY | dyes | Eco-friendly | fibers | How-To
The radio has become fertile ground for gardeners looking to expand their knowledge. Here’s a list of the shows we're listening to.

 

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Anna Laurent gives step-by-step instructions for how to turn found wood into a magnificent floor lamp that's easy, inexpensive, and super stylish.
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Our basic guide to growing moss, with photos of four of our favorite varieties.
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