Home & Garden

Better Homes and Gardens is the fourth best selling magazine in the United States. The editor in chief is Stephen Orr. Better Homes and Gardens focuses on interests regarding homes, cooking, gardening, crafts, healthy living, decorating, and entertaining. The magazine is published 12 times per year by the Meredith Corporation. It was founded in 1922 by Edwin Meredith, who had previously been the United States Secretary of Agriculture under Woodrow Wilson.
A place to discuss home improvement and gardening.
  • Young woman behind 'Hamptons-style' home in Perth reveals DIY secrets
    Daily Mail

    Young woman behind 'Hamptons-style' home in Perth reveals DIY secrets

    A young woman with an incredible 'Hamptons-style' home in Perth has revealed the DIY secrets behind her beautiful property. Jo Borrello, 25, from Western Australia, had her home specially built and moved in in October 2017, upon which point she started decorating. Today, Jo's home is the epitome of chic, with its sleek white design and light and bright finishes. So what are her secrets? 'I'm a huge bargain hunter. While I like to think our home looks expensive, I made sure everything I bought was on sale,' Jo told FEMAIL. 'I love Kmart and have items from there all over the house, including their marble side table.' The 25-year-old also said she visits other similar stores like Target and Spotlight,

  • Boston Design Week
    Marlborough, MA Patch

    Boston Design Week

    Explore behind-the-scenes at Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers with a specialist led tour of an unparalleled variety of furniture and decorative arts to meet today's interior design trends. Learn how approachable and affordable buying mid-century modern is at auction with an up-close look and discussion of examples by iconic US and International designers and manufacturers spanning the 20th century. 

  • GHBA Remodelers Council: Look for signs it's time to renovate your kitchen
    Houston Chronicle

    GHBA Remodelers Council: Look for signs it's time to renovate your kitchen

    Caption Close Due to the high rate of use, wear and tear and changing of design trends, kitchens tend to be updated every 10 to 15 years. Following are some signs that may suggest it may be time for a kitchen remodel. It's outdated Over the last 20 years, kitchens have become the focal point of the home. For this reason, they are now often larger with more cabinet and counter space. They have dedicated areas for coffee, small appliances and food preparation, and they contain impromptu seating via islands or peninsulas. Modern kitchens also tend to have clean lines, neutral colors and easy-to-clean surfaces. You need kitchen to function differently Your needs for your kitchen are going to change

  • Check out these apps to get the most out of your garden
    Bangor Daily News

    Check out these apps to get the most out of your garden

    Technology is changing the way we do nearly everything these days, including the activities we traditionally think of as decidedly non-techy, such as gardening. After all, isn't the whole point of growing food to tap back into our roots as homesteaders living off the land? Not so fast. Tech has its place in the gardening and homestead world. In fact, the right online tools can help home gardeners maximize space, track a garden's progress or order supplies. Garden planning and planting apps are a great way to stay organized and help ensure a garden's success. But it can take a while to filter through the dozens of phone and computer apps available for home gardeners. So this spring, Bangor Metro

  • The Basements and Backyards' 2019 Spring Hot Tub Sale
    Kennesaw, GA Patch

    The Basements and Backyards' 2019 Spring Hot Tub Sale

    The Basements and Backyards 2019 Spring Hot Tub & Pool Sale is here.  Why drive to a Home Show or to a Hot Tub Blowout Expo when you see more brands & more hot tubs in one place?  We're just a short drive away in Woodstock and we're here 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.  Not a traveling road show that you won't be able to deal with later.  Stop by this weekend, you won't regret it.  Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm & Sunday: 11am-5pm.  678-726-8777

  • Manhattan's First Ikea To Open In April, Company Says
    Upper East Side, NY Patch

    Manhattan's First Ikea To Open In April, Company Says

    MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — Swedish furniture giant IKEA revealed new details about the company's first Manhattan store, announcing Tuesday that the small-format "planning studio" will debut in April The store will open its doors to customers on April 15 at its Third Avenue and East 59th Street location, IKEA officials said. Unlike IKEA's sprawling warehouse locations, no furniture will actually be sold on-site at the Manhattan sore. Instead, customers will browse a curated selection of offerings and order items to be delivered to their homes, company officials said. "We conducted extensive research about city living, and we believe New Yorkers will see their needs reflected this new concept," Leontyne

  • WPSD Local 6 Paducah

    Hundreds pack expo center for 2019 Posh Magazine Home and Garden Show

    PADUCAH, KY- Many say the 2019 Posh Magazine Home and Garden Show was the perfect kickoff to the spring season. Linda and Tom Meshew said they are just getting started on a new home. “We'll be building a new house hopefully next year so we're just looking at everything,” Linda said. Linda and Tom are just two of hundreds that said this was a great way to start the season. “You just walk around at your own pace, look at what you want to, talk to whoever you're interested in about whatever stuff you're interested in,” Clyde Roberts said. “You can pick your colors. You can get the information. The people will give you a call or you can give them a call when you decide what you want,” Becky Henson

  • Blundering Gardener: It's time to feed your houseplants. Here's how … and what
    TwinCities.com

    Blundering Gardener: It's time to feed your houseplants. Here's how … and what

    I think of my houseplants, all 75 of them, at this time of year as immigrants heading for America, the new nation calling to them, “Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddle masses yearning to breathe free …” My houseplants, too, are yearning to breathe free. To be back outdoors. Where the air is fresh and moist, where the rains are sent down from heaven, not a watering can, where there is sunshine from 7 in the morning until 7 at night, with no walls or windows in between, just shade trees (if the plant prefers shade), and the occasional passing cloud (if the plant prefers sun). Most houseplants are shade lovers. If yours were sold to you as houseplants, then chances are they don't need direct

  • LIFESTYLE: Anyone can be a florist, says self-taught Annabelle Hickson
    Daily Mail

    LIFESTYLE: Anyone can be a florist, says self-taught Annabelle Hickson

    Who says flower arranging is just for the pros? You don't have to be the next Constance Spry and virtually anything is vase-worthy, says self-taught 'bloom wrangler' Annabelle Hickson  Experimenting and playing with flowers is one of the greatest joys because it opens your eyes to the beautiful things growing around you. The ones that are already there, doing their thing, that you didn't have to buy or water or prune. You start to notice them. A bit like words whose meanings you've just learnt, you start to see them everywhere. And the more you think about flowers for your home, the more you start to see the outside world through a kind of flower filter. You pay attention to what nature is doing

  • 30 Products To Help Clean The Most Disgusting Messes You've Ever Created
    BuzzFeed

    30 Products To Help Clean The Most Disgusting Messes You've Ever Created

    Promising review: "A tenant left some blood stains on this mattress and a heating pad about 20 years ago. They were totally dry when we found them. Not knowing what to do, we put the mattress aside for 20 years until we found this product. Tested on the pad first. I sprayed a whole bottle on the pad, left it in a bathtub all night. Then washed the pad in the tub. The pad looks new after it is dried, even cleaner than when it was new! Wow! Then the real challenge, the mattress. With experience from cleaning the pad, I decided to use the solution much more efficiently. Here is the improved process: 1) Spray a little solution on the stained area. Make sure the stained area is soaked, but not too

  • 31 Ways To Make Even The Tiniest Apartment Feel Roomy
    BuzzFeed

    31 Ways To Make Even The Tiniest Apartment Feel Roomy

    Britney may have room for tiny couches in her home, but you don't need them in yours. This couch is the same shape, length, and style of the couch I currently have in my one-bedroom apartment. The velvet-like fabric will feel super luxe, the thin legs will help the eye travel, and the arms look ready to nestle your neck when you just NEED to be horizontal (as I so often do on mine). Get it from World Market for $749.99.

  • Premature thaw may threaten trees, shrubs
    canada.com

    Premature thaw may threaten trees, shrubs

    By Lee Reich Each warm spell makes the next cold spell feel that much more frigid to me and — more importantly — to my trees and shrubs. These plants would be much better off if the weather would stay cold until it was ready to turn warm in earnest. This time of year, cold is the only thing keeping most trees and shrubs in their winter sleep. GOING INTO DEEP SLEEP IN AUTUMN Such was not the case back in autumn. Short days and cooling temperatures put these plants into a kind of sleep from which they could not awaken until they felt that winter had passed. Plants mark time by the amount of cold they experience, each kind of plant requiring different amounts of cold before it can awaken. Even with

  • Racing to learn new greenhouse tricks
    Chico Enterprise-Record

    Racing to learn new greenhouse tricks

    When my third-grade class planted tomato seeds in January, I was filled with overconfidence. We have a little greenhouse at the school, the kind I always dreamed of having in my own backyard. I imagined the temperatures would mimic the richest of Mexican growing regions. The seedlings would grow so fast, so tremendously strong, we would soon need to transfer them to 1-gallon containers. Just so you know, it's not that easy. The nights were cold and our little sprouts are still only an inch or two tall. The garden gurus shared a good tip: Don't use water from the hose when the temperature outside is just barely above freezing. The kind garden tenders had my full attention when they brought in

  • msnbc.com

    Spring cleaning this weekend? Try these time-saving shortcuts

    There are people in this world who enjoy cleaning, and prefer to do it the “old-fashioned” way, and bless them. For the rest of us, housecleaning is a chore to be gotten through with the minimum time and pain required. We've embraced — and for most of us, count as indispensable — conveniences like dishwashers, but the world of cleaning shortcuts doesn't stop there. How do you know though, which products and tools are truly time savers, and which should remain on infomercials for purely entertainment purposes? I'm always on the hunt for things that will trim minutes from the time it takes to clean my rambling old Victorian, but not everything is worth the expense, or the cost to the environment.