Discover breathtaking spaces in local area back yards.

    All of November

    Continue watering evergreens until the ground freezes. Soils must not be dry when winter arrives. 

    Remove the spent flowers and foliage of perennials after they are...

    “We had no plan,” says homeowner Larry Malashock, who purchased a rundown three-seasons home during his transition into retirement. The whole place was a fixer-upper, and the overhaul started in...

    A barren back yard is no place for a beautiful bride. With an outdoor wedding in mind, these homeowners enlisted the help of California Custom Decks to...

    On a breezy summer evening, there is no better place to end the night than on your front porch gazing at the stars. Spruce up your porch with a swing, upholstered chairs and potted plants....

    For our June/July Outdoor issue, we asked local professionals if composite decking is a classic or a craze. Have wood-alternative decks replaced the traditional stained wood? Here's what they had...

    Located just outside of Troy, IL, on land that previously housed a 6.3-acre dairy farm in St. Jacob, IL, is the area’s first residential wind turbine. The turbine is actually just one of a slew of...

    Purple Hyacinth  -  David Sherwood, Sherwood’s Forest
    “Purple Hyacinth have a great sweet fragrance. They are an early bloomer and excellent for indoor bloom forcing.”

     

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    Trimming the holiday tree. It’s a tradition many St. Louisans partake in during the month of December. Adorning branches with ribbons, tinsel and ornaments, families have been decorating the tree...

    In her 30-year career Diane Breckenridge-Barrett has created beautiful living rooms, grand hotel lobbies and handsome offices. Her interior design talents have transformed sleek downtown condos...

     

     In the 18th century, British statesman Edmund Burke theorized that for men to love their country, their country should be lovely. Burke’s constituents in the British Isles took him at...