10 Indoor and Outdoor Herb Garden Ideas That Guarantee Fresh Basil, Parsley, and More All Year Round

One of the most rewarding aspects of having a culinary garden is getting to enjoy the fruits of your labor. From snipping off some fresh rosemary for a cocktail garnish to using home grown lavender in your flower arrangements, growing herbs is one of the most low maintenance ways to start a kitchen garden. The best part? You can grow herbs even if your square footage is limited, both inside and out. Whether you set up a windowsill growing station or plant a dedicated bed in your big backyard, our herb garden ideas will ensure you have access to fresh basil, parsley, thyme and more all year round.

Woman planting herbs in herb garden, high angle

Woman planting herbs in herb garden, high angle


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Create a Border With Herbs

Blending form and function, herbs can be used to create beautiful edging for your

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What If They Planted A Garden And Nothing Grew?

People who work the land will tell you winter is a fairly peaceful time on a farm. The summer harvest is in and preparations for new plantings are relatively quiet until the new year.

But behind the deep winter breath taken by those who cultivate the land: constant worry. Because – in nature, anything can go wrong. And when you throw in human activities, the anxiety is non-stop about what lies ahead in a period of climate change, pandemic, population growth and war.

These are the themes of the 2022 World Soil report by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), an assessment of the state of the land on Earth, with a

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Queen’s Influence On Home Styles Celebrated By Design Industry Leaders

Much of the coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s September 8, 2022 death has focused on her seven decades of service, her meetings with other world leaders, her famous family, the love of her subjects, her dogs, fashion taste and funeral. Little – if anything – has been written about her impact on home design taste and trends. They’re worth a look.

Historic Perspective

“Conservative is the first word that comes to mind when describing Queen Elizabeth’s style or taste,” observes New York-based architect and historian Kate Reggev. “The Queen lived through some of the most exciting, innovative, and rule-breaking decades

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10 Affordable Ways To Upgrade Your Living Room

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AleksandarNakic / Getty Images

Living room furniture can be pricey, with sofas and couches costing upwards of $1,000. But you can switch up the look of your room without having to replace the staple pieces.

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GOBankingRates spoke to interior designer pros to get their tips for upgrading your living room on a budget. Here’s how to give your space a whole new feel without breaking the bank.

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KatarzynaBialasiewicz / Getty Images/iStockphoto

Add or Switch Out Your Area Rug

You can find affordable rugs on sites like Wayfair and Overstock, and these pieces can make a big impact.

“A new area rug can change the entire look of your living room,” said Lisa Modica, interior designer and owner of Cherry Tree Interior Design. “It’s a great way

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The 6 Most High-Yielding Fruits and Vegetables to Plant in Your Culinary Garden

Family preparing fresh salad in a garden

Family preparing fresh salad in a garden

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    • Tomatoes

    • Zucchini

    • Pole Beans

    • Cucumbers

    • Carrots

    • Lettuce

While it can be a rewarding experience to grow a challenging vegetable like sweet corn or celery, sometimes you just want to plant something low-maintenance that produces a lot of food efficiently. Beyond being an idyllic hobby, growing produce in your own garden has a purpose—to fill your kitchen with homegrown ingredients. For that reason, you don’t want all of your crops to be a huge task. If this rings true for you, there are plenty of high-yield vegetables to turn to when you want to grow something easy and fruitful.

Although the following plants are high-yield, they don’t take up an abundance of room in your garden—a win, win. “High-yield vegetables generate more produce from smaller patches, making the most of

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