Category Archives: Slideshows

NEW! Garden Styling: Make Your Garden Look Like Those in Magazines

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Learn about the tips that the pros use to make your garden photograph ready.

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NEW! Structure in the Garden

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Learn about the bones of the garden: fences, gates, arbor, paths and more, to make your garden functional as well as beautiful.

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So You Want Your Garden To Be In A Magazine: What Do Editors Want?

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See preliminary scouting photos and then the finished product of gardens that have appeared in Better Homes & Gardens magazine from the Chicagoland area.

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Beyond Pink Flamingos! How To Decorate Your Yard With Style

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Learn four easy ways to know whether or not a garden ornament will look good in your yard, and then how to place it correctly.

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Front Gardens: Put Your Best Foot Forward

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Why keep all our beautiful plants and borders in the back yard where no one can see them? Take hints from these gardeners who have made bold use of their front yards.

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Don’t Fence Me In: Creating Garden Rooms Without Walls

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How to create garden rooms in your yard.

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More Than Just a Pretty Picture: Gardens with Personality

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See how gardeners use creativity and fun to decorate their yards and make a personal statement.

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Shade Gardens

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Learn about underused plants and techniques for glamorizing your shade garden.

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Rain Gardens

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What is a rain garden, and how can you have one?

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Grand Gardens of Chicago

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A visual tour of the best public gardens in Chicagoland, including Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Cuneo, Montefiore, Cantigny, and some small public gardens.

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