Don’t Put the Patio Furniture Away Just Yet (12 photos)

Even in mild climates, most of us get far more use from our outdoor furniture in the spring and summer than in chillier times of year. You can extend the use of your patio furniture and outdoor rooms into the colder months with a few practical tips, including what materials to look for if you’re investing...

California Gardener’s December Checklist (11 photos)

Winter in California can feel almost like a lush rejuvenation: the hillsides turn green, trees drink deeply after a hot, dry summer and bright berries and winter flowers stand out in gardens. We might even be fooled into thinking it’s spring. Here’s what to do in your garden this month, including winter-blooming...

How to Enjoy Your Garden More This Holiday Season (12 photos)

Colder weather and shorter days tend to make us feel like hunkering down indoors, but a dose of fresh air can be just what we need this busy season. Whether you’re looking for ways to entertain friends out-of-doors or would like to escape the house for a bit of peace and quiet yourself, here are 10 ideas...