Garden Planning

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    How-To

    Tips for Solving Garden Problems

    We all make mistakes, but most of us would prefer not to learn every gardening lesson the hard way. When five gardening professionals shared some garden mistakes they've made or…

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    Design

    Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places | Letter from the Editor

    One of the worst parts of being a garden editor/photographer is visiting gorgeous spaces around North America and not being able to share the experience in real time with anyone…

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    Design

    A New Garden in Massachusetts

    Lisa Remby sent in today's photos. After many years of living in the Midwest for work, my husband and I decided to move back to Massachusetts for retirement in 2020.…

  • completed community forest with newly planted trees and shrubs
    Design

    A Community Miniature Forest

    We visited Kat Kinch's new home garden recently (Heritage and Habitat), and today Kat is sharing a cool community gardening project in Ontario, where she lives. The Warkworth Little Forest…

  • An Interview with Doug Tallamy
    How-To

    Episode 120: An Interview With Doug Tallamy

    We are very pleased to bring you a special episode of Let’s Argue About Plants today, featuring an interview with Douglas Tallamy, PhD, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at…

  • companion planting
    Design

    Companion Planting Is Not a Myth

    Companion planting is the long-standing practice of partnering two or more plants in hopes of achieving a new benefit. Information on which plants to use in companion planting has been…

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    Design

    3 Steps to Get a Garden That Fills In Fast

    Many gardeners dream of having a landscape inspired by a designer such as Piet Oudolf. Think of the High Line in New York City or the Lurie Garden in Chicago.…

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    How-To

    Tips for Evolving a Naturalized Garden Quickly

    Adam Woodruff’s garden is undeniably beautiful, but it didn’t get that way by chance. What might take others decades to achieve, Adam accomplished in only a few years. A lot…

  • Design

    Tour an Enchanting New England Garden on a Historic Vermont Farm

    On a north-facing hillside in Norwich, Vermont, is an unexpectedly gorgeous and sophisticated landscape—the home garden of designer Bill Noble and his husband, Jim Tatum. This unique landscape was built…

  • garden with multiseason interest
    Design

    4 Planting Plans for Multiseason Garden Designs

    On a north-facing hillside in Norwich, Vermont, mostly hidden behind a historic farmhouse and barn lies a gorgeous and sophisti­cated landscape. It is the home garden of designer Bill Noble…