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Briar Rigg House, where I learned all that I know about gardening.

O.M.G! If you've ever wondered which flowers work best in your yard, this is the site for you! Burpee's "My Garden Designer". It's a mobile design tool made to take the guesswork out of flower color, height and compatibility. Even will create a shopping list for you!

Knockout roses and hostas planted along fence >> This is so beautiful! -

Something like this garden plan from one of my favorite books by John ...

from Old Farmer's Almanac

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Sample vegetable garden plot plan. I may have to switch out a few plants for other things for my mamas garden.

from MNN - Mother Nature Network

How big a backyard would you need to live off the land?

How much backyard square footage would be needed to feed a family of 4

from Catch My Party

Garden Tea Party Birthday Party Ideas

Flower arrangement in a gold mason jar at a garden birthday tea party! See more party planning ideas at!

Next winter I am going to cover my raised beds to solarize the soil and keep the weeds out. Never thought of that.

When I ever am very rich I want to do this. But for now i'm happy with my mini…

from Listotic

20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (with pictures!)

3. Give Your Garden A Calcium Boost My blender rarely sees daylight, but now it might just get the chance to see the kitchen counter with this genius tip! I’m starting to understand the idea behind compost a little more now that I’m dabbling in the garden, so this just makes a lot of sense to me. Just like grinding your food makes it easier to digest, grinding eggshells makes it easy for your garden to absorb the calcium egg shells provide.