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Add These Six Flowers to Your Outdoor Planters for Summer-Long Color
With the right care, these bright blooms will last all season long, making them perfect for summertime gardens and patio pots.
Your Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Cultivating a Vegetable Garden
Growing your own food is incredibly satisfying, yields super fresh produce—and by working the soil organically, you help the environment.
How to Make—and Fill—a Raised Garden Bed
Since the Middle Ages, when monks filled them with medicinal plants, raised beds have been a smart, simple way to sow and grow things practically anywhere. They're invaluable in vegetable gardens, but great for cultivating fragrant blooms or succulents, too. Read on, and rise up.
These Native Plant-Filled Landscapes Prove That Suburbia Can Be as Lush as a Forest
In the suburbs of Philadelphia, a passionate landscape designer is transforming traditional cookie-cutter lawns into sustainable, low-maintenance havens that teem with life. Stroll through three of his projects, and learn how he's bringing wild beauty back to the neighborhood.
Everything You Need to Know About Painting Your Shed
A fresh dose of color can breathe new life into this outdoor storage spot.

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Take a Tour of Fivefork Farms, a Family-Run Operation Producing Some of New England's Most Beautiful Blooms

A decade ago, Grace Lam and her parents and four siblings started growing flowers organically on their New England farm. And every spring since, their hard work comes to glorious fruition when the fields erupt into lush, vivid color. Learn how this tightly knit crew built a thriving business, and what makes their blooms so extraordinary.