Giving Back With Community Gardens

Having your own garden is a richly rewarding experience; but there’s something even more enjoyable about introducing your friends and neighbors to the joys of landscaping. In the true spirit of YardSharing, some of our members are involved in creating and maintaining community gardening areas. Read More

Get Creative With Containers: Pot Luck Planters

When we think of potting up some plants for our home or garden, we often think of the traditional clay pots or the lighter-weight, clay-colored, plastic pots. But have some fun, use your imagination, and come up with some unique, untraditional containers for your plants. Read More

How To Grow A Giant Cabbage

The first thing of course is the seed. I use "Daneli Seeds, Anchorage", which has a cabbage called OS Hybrid Cross. We grow much larger cabbages in Alaska because of the long, long hrs of daylight...20 hrs of direct sun in June! Read More

Check Out These Terrific Terraces

Whether your yard is naturally sloped or if you want to add height as a design ploy, terraces offer a very flexible landscaping solution. They’ve been used for thousands of years in disciplines ranging from agriculture to architecture. Read More

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... Read More

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! Read More

Benched! Getting Outdoor Seating Right

If you ever feel like taking a time-out outside, you need a place to sit. A very large anthill can be an invigorating seating option, but it’s not one we recommend for long term use. For a more traditional solution, consider adding a bench or two to your landscape. Read More

A Place in the Sun - Landscaping Around Sunrooms

Sunrooms occupy the no man’s land between the indoors and outdoors – and they can wreck your landscaping if you don’t watch out! The room itself may be architecturally stunning and add square footage and value to your home. But, since it is tacked on to your existing house, the surrounding landscape... Read More

Give Your Garden The Blues

Blue (and shades of blue) is one of the most restful colors in the garden. Imagine fields of bluebonnets or the purple haze of lavender (another shade of blue) in bloom. You can have the same calming effect in your yard through the growing seasons by planting flowers of pure blue and shades of blue. Read More

Thought About Adding a Water Garden?

Have you been toiling over problems with soil? Have a shady region of the yard where you just can’t keep plants alive? Are you enticed by the possibility of having frogs, fish, and lily pads as part of your garden? A water garden might be just what you need. Read More

About Yard Ideas

"Just another landscaping blog, right?" Wrong...sort of. The theme of the YardShare community has always been, Knocking Down Fences. So the Yard Ideas presented here are really our member's ideas, packaged into neat little articles. We use yards that the members have shared as examples of great ideas that will hopefully inspire you. Enjoy!