Garden Planning - Page 2 of 32

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    Design

    A Woodland Garden That Takes Inspiration from Nature

    Great gardening doesn't usually involve reinventing the wheel. The design strategies, plant combinations, and hardscaping additions that will take your garden from good to great likely already exist in someone…

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    How-To

    How to Site Your Ground-Cover Plants Right

    The further the spacing, the fewer plants that are needed to cover an area. However, this also means it takes more time for bare areas of ground to be covered.…

  • Fred Bland garden featuring rustic arborb coverd with yellow climbing roses
    Design

    Tour an Architect’s Spring Garden in Coastal Connecticut

    The garden of architect Fred Bland sits on just over an acre in coastal Stony Creek, Connecticut. Fred’s approach to designing his garden relied heavily on his experience with designing…

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    Design

    Tips for Building Plant Communities

    Understanding plants and their relationships to each other makes for a more formidable approach to gardening. Traditional gardening has often viewed plants as components of a composition without acknowledging compatibility…

  • ecological gardening
    Design

    How to Create an Ecologically Vibrant Garden

    Naturalistic garden design catches all the headlines, but until recently it seemed removed from the reality of most home gardeners. Yet no matter how your garden grows today, it can…

  • Article

    Downsizing but Still Gardening

    Welcome to Sid and Jackie Pogue’s garden in Edmond, Oklahoma. With age, Jackie and Sid Pogue downsized in 2020 and are now learning the joys of accessibility and careful plant…

  • Article

    Lindsey’s Garden in the Mountains

    We're visiting Lindsey Cline's garden today. My husband and I bought a log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia about eight years ago. The property was a field…

  • Article

    Parterre Garden in Ottawa

    Today Bas Suharto is sharing a beautiful front garden with us. I live in Ottawa, Ontario (Zone 5b), and today I’m sharing pictures of my front garden. It is a…

  • Article

    Fall in Johanna’s Garden

    Johanna here from Aiken, South Carolina. (See a previous visit to her garden here.) Fall is my favorite season, and I especially love how my garden looks at this time…

  • Design

    Tour a Garden Where Annual and Tropical Plants Steal the Show

    Annual and tropical plants can add extraordinary colors and textures to any garden, especially from late summer through early autumn, when many perennials fizzle out. In Fine Gardening issue #177,…