THE POLITE HOUSEThe Polite House: What Can I Do About My Neighbors’ Trash Cans?
If you’re tired of staring at unsightly garbage way before pickup day, it’s time to have some tough conversationsFull Story
FLOWERS AND PLANTSPanicum Virgatum, a Prairie Beauty Many Gardeners Can Enjoy
Switchgrass adds color through the year and is a natural ‘seed feeder’ for birdsFull Story
GARDENING GUIDESGreat Design Plant: Rhus Aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ Handles Many Tough Sites
Plant ‘Gro-Low’ fragrant sumac in eastern and midwestern U.S. gardens for its tolerance of tough sites, spreading form and orange fall colorFull Story
GARDENING GUIDESYou Can Make Space for Native Plants in Any Landscape
Using native species brings ‘terroir,’ or local flavor, to your garden and contributes to healthy wildlife relationshipsFull Story
INSPIRING GARDENSBeach Cottage Loses the Lawn for a Stylish Low-Water Garden
Colorful plantings and soft exterior paint colors give a Southern California ranch cottage a fresh new lookFull Story
GARDENING FOR BUTTERFLIESGreat Design Plant: Parry Manzanita Stands Out in Low-Water Gardens
Make a dramatic architectural statement and feed wildlife in woodlands and more with Arctostaphylos manzanitaFull Story
GARDENING GUIDESGreat Design Plant: Rosa Banksiae a Low-Maintenance Beauty
This thornless, disease- and insect-resistant rose brings showers of white or yellow flowers to the spring gardenFull Story
LIFEThe Polite House: How Can I Tell a Construction Crew to Pipe Down?
If workers around your home are doing things that bother you, there’s a diplomatic way to approach themFull Story