Outdoor Style

In northern Maryland, there is a nature conservancy where native plants thrive, wildlife meanders happily and new blooms come with every season. more

Mar 24, 2016 9:04 AM House & Home

When homeowners Garry and Sherry bought their 1799 farmhouse in Lancaster, they prepared themselves for many years of renovation: 28 years, to be exact. more

Mar 24, 2016 9:04 AM House & Home

The National Garden Bureau has named its pick for Perennial Plant of the Year. more

Mar 24, 2016 9:03 AM House & Home

Trees, as with most elements of nature, are beautiful, but possess the potential to be dangerous. more

Nov 25, 2015 8:24 AM House & Home

Time for summertime fun! But where to go and what to do? If only there were a place nearby with enough outdoor choices to please the whole family, known worldwide for its beauty. more

Jun 26, 2015 10:31 AM Travel

As the trend of personalizing spaces continues to get people thinking outside the beige box, think of your outdoor space as an extension of your personality and interior design. more

Mar 27, 2015 12:06 PM House & Home

Summer’s right around the corner…can’t you feel it? Warm rays of sun on your skin, the smell of freshly mowed grass wafting through the air, and of course, the smoky, scrumptious flavors of barbecued dishes just waiting to be devoured. more

Mar 27, 2015 12:06 PM Recipes

Natural diving boards: Your beautiful backyard pool might not be so enchanting once that steel diving board gets rusty and discolored. more

Feb 25, 2015 8:29 AM House & Home

For some, the decision to add a yard fence is purely based upon aesthetics. Perhaps you picture the white picket variation of years past adding charm to your lot, or want to complement your hardscape with a matching mate. more

May 30, 2014 9:26 AM House & Home

Water features for your outdoor oasis.Water. We’re all drawn to it, whether it’s at the seaside, in the woods or in a friend’s yard. more

Apr 25, 2014 9:17 AM House & Home

Whether you’re a new gardener with only a few sprouts to your name or a seasoned grower with an enviable green thumb, anyone can benefit from a few words of wisdom. more

Mar 27, 2014 9:50 AM House & Home

Imagine: It's your own little oasis, a private corner of the world tailored to suit your needs. more

Feb 28, 2014 9:36 AM House & Home


Photography by Donovan Roberts Witmer

The rush of city traffic whizzing below, nestled in row of maples, the rooftop patio on North Queen Street is where homeowners Marshall Snively and Paul Gibbs unwind and take in the city sights and sounds. more

Feb 28, 2014 9:36 AM Decor & Design

Even if you are looking forward to some relief from the heat and humidity, admit it: the idea of trading warm nights on the patio for icy evenings spent inside is enough to make you cringe. more

Aug 23, 2013 2:07 PM House & Home

Summer’s certain approach coaxes us outside, craving sunlight and warmth. With the desire to live out-of-doors at its peak, it’s no wonder that this is the season to create new open-air spaces. more

Apr 25, 2013 7:57 AM Decor & Design

Let’s face it: once the weather warms, the desire to play in the water is overwhelming. more

Mar 28, 2013 9:25 AM House & Home

Springtime is nature’s cue to start fresh. New buds and new blooms signal a new opportunity to remake your landscape into the view of your dreams. more

Feb 21, 2013 10:36 AM DIY

It’s the season for trees. Now, when they begin to shed their summer cloaks of green, revealing the shimmer of crimson and saffron underneath, they become the jewels of our landscape. more

Aug 28, 2012 10:25 AM House & Home


Photos courtesy Hershey Gardens

Hershey Gardens celebrates 75 years with bountiful blooms and butterflies in peak this summer more

Jun 27, 2012 1:40 PM Travel

Looking to create a more sustainable landscape that makes bees buzz and birds sing for joy? more

Apr 26, 2012 8:53 AM House & Home