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Zen Landscaping Tips from the Eye of the Storm

The Tao that can be spoken may not be the Tao, but the Zen that can be seen is definitely “on trend”. YardShare members Tracy and Wendy Evans show us how it’s done with their lovely landscape in Hurricane, Utah....

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Go Tropical with Hardy Hibiscus

Aloha! You don’t have to live in Hawaii, California or South Florida to enjoy the beauty and tropical appeal of hibiscus, with its eye-popping, saucer-like blooms. There are varieties that do well as far north as Wisconsin....

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Gardening For Seniors

Gardening for Seniors

Ask gardeners in their golden years why they still garden, and you’ll probably receive a variety of answers. “I love it, and it keeps me going.” “It gives me something to get up for each day.” “My garden is my pride and joy; it’s been with me for many years, and I intend to give it loving and... ...

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Tiki Time!

Whether you’re a Jimmy Buffett “Parrothead” or just daydreaming of the warm sands of Waikiki, nothing says “tropical” better than a tiki bar. So tune up the Macaws and Birds of Paradise, mix up some Mai Tais, and join us on our virtual tour of Polynesia as we visit some great tiki bars!...

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Barbecue Time! Coke-Brined Chicken

Looking for a tasty twist to traditional barbecued chicken? Hit the soda aisle of your grocery store. This cola-tinged twist has become a summertime favorite at our house. It’s perfect for a cookout, with a few unusual techniques that will have your guests crowding around the grill as it cooks and t...

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Pool House

Shouldn’t Your Pool Have Its Own House?

Having a pool house is better than having a pool boy – the house is just as attractive and much less hazardous to your marriage. Let’s explore some of the different themes you can choose....

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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Gardening and Cooking with Lemon-Scented and Lemon-Flavored Herbs

You don’t have to live in a tropical or semi-tropical climate or pay big bucks at the grocery store to enjoy the freshness of lemons. Grow your own lemons this season—lemon-scented and lemon-flavored herbs, that is!...

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The Versatile Pot

Give your yard that extra “Ahh!” factor by decorating it with pots of colorful flowers and interesting plants. Not only is “potting up” a quick way to spread color and cheer throughout your yard, it is also a relatively easy way create a spectacular garden in a short time....

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The Lure of Lovely Lavender

Those fortunate enough to have walked in a field of lavender and inhaled the heady aroma emanating from the purple waves of the flowering plants will most likely never forget the experience. It could be the beginning of a passionate love affair with this wonderful herb....

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Make Room For Nature On Your Patio

A patio is a transitional space between your home and the great wilderness (AKA: your backyard). Unfortunately, many of these spaces languish as barren concrete deserts. It’s time to think about ways to bring in the green without sacrificing the utility of your patio. ...

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How To Grow Exotic Air Plants

All they need is the air they breathe, bright light—but no direct sun—and a bath two to three times a week. Do not add soil; they’ll just hang out wherever you plop them down and in whatever container you plop them in....

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Outdoor Kitchens: Rock On!

In our last article on outdoor kitchen construction, we explored the ins and outs of framing a BBQ island. Whether you opt for concrete block or steel studs for your island’s inner framework, the outer skin that you use to cover that skeleton is what makes the difference in your finished landscape. ...

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Everything Zen - A Look at Japanese Zen Gardens

Searching for unique ideas on what to do with that small, secluded corner of your yard? Look to the East. Asian-themed gardens are prized for their simplicity, their meditative peacefulness, their effortless flow, and their exquisite balance of traditional elements. While designing a true Japanes...

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Foundation Fundamentals

When was the last time you stood on the street and took a good long look back at your house? The front yard is the statement you make to the rest of the world; is it saying what you want it to?...

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