How to Make Your Backyard Look Beautiful

Is your backyard attractive, scenic, and relaxing? If it could use a little work, there’s help. Discover how the right combination of water, plantings, and other focal points can make a big difference.

10 Points to Ponder for Gardening Success

You gardeners are just to turn over some dirt. But before your shovel hits dirt, take some time to stop, plan and think. Here’s what you need to consider.






Find the Perfect Gift For Your Sweetheart This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, now is the time to show your special someone that you care. Have fun picking out the perfect gift by shopping at these five destinations.






Inside or Out, Choose Color and Simplicity When Decorating for December

Make holiday decorating a joyful experience, with a little help from the design experts. Discover how carefully placed lighting, colors and decorations can make all the difference.






Countryside Flower Shop Plants a Pattern of Success

For more than 15 years, this Crystal Lake nursery has done its part to give back to the community, with a colorful display. Take a look at this year’s “garden quilt” and how it’s impacting a local nonprofit group.