Home and Garden Roundup: 5.07.06

Home and Garden Roundup: 5.07.06

Janel Laban
May 8, 2006

Who says you need land to have a garden? is the question asked by H&G in the lead article to their annual garden-themed issue.

Container gardening is given the center stage, with tips and suggestions for sunny and shady successful combinations. It's "container gardening 101", sticking to the basics - a quick injection of gardening confidence.

Another article, Lush Container Planting, is filled with tips from Nancy Clifton, horticulturist at the Chicago Botanical garden.

Also from H&G this week:

Mood Mending Flowers: A recent study shows that flowers really do have the power to improve our mood - we're pretty sure Maxwell knew this already...

Show us your Garden: Info on entering the H&G 10th annual Glorious Gardens contest.

Five things to look for on a plant label: Sun or shade, hardiness zone, and other bits of important info for gardening success are on the label.

What's the Rush?: Home decor as a lifelong process. We like this idea - take your time with decorating, it's ok to wait to get things right.

Cooling Tricks to beat the heat: Ideas to cool down your space without turning on the A/C.

top image: Marguerite Gardens, Chicago

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