Hardscaping

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    How-To

    Why to Use Raised Garden Beds, Especially in Extreme Climates

    My first foray into gardening was many years ago when my husband and I joined another couple in renting a community garden plot in Arlington, Virginia. We inherited the worst…

  • garden on and around a rain barrel
    How-To

    How to Save Water in the Garden for Droughts to Come

    Water has become a critical consideration as our climate changes and reservoirs are drying. Some years may grace us with more rainfall than others, but the long-range view of the…

  • entire view of garden with large stone border
    Design

    Bob’s Japanese-Style Garden

    We recently visited Bob and Linda Vivian’s beautiful Pennsylvania garden (Gardening in Pennsylvania), and today Bob is welcoming us back to take a tour of their Japanese-style garden. This view…

  • frog sculpture in the garden
    Design

    GPOD on the Road: Tofino Float’em Garden

    Today’s GPOD comes from frequent contributor Cherry Ong and features a very cool public garden that she stumbled upon on a very rainy day in Tofino, British Columbia. This garden…

  • a gravel path in the garden with lots of plants on all sides
    Design

    Mel’s Rustic Cabin Garden

    Today we're visiting Mel's garden. I have had a landscape design, installation, and maintenance business in the western Catskills since 2005. My business name is Zone4 Landscapes, and I am…

  • backyard garden full of greenery
    Design

    Sharon’s Pennsylvania Garden, Part 2

    We’re back today with Sharon Danovich Lupone, visiting her garden in Pittsburgh, where she likes to create spaces that remind her of her favorite gardens in places like Charleston, South…

  • Design

    Tour a Landscape of Fascinating Garden Rooms

    As editors of a gardening magazine, we’re often asked, “What’s your favorite garden?” For me the answer is easy—Barbara Weirich’s garden in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It’s a landscape of garden…

  • spring garden
    Design

    A Garden Design That Peaks in Spring

    Our home, Tigara, is an Arts and Crafts bungalow that was built in 1913 and overlooks the Salish Sea in British Columbia. When we bought the property in 1991, the…

  • 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…

  • 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…