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    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…

  • Nemours Estate
    Design

    Nemours Estate Brings Formal French Elegance to the Mid-Atlantic

    Nemours Estate, once the country home of Alfred I. duPont, is located on 300 acres in Wilmington, Delaware. Both the mansion and the beautifully interpreted formal French gardens that surround…

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    Design

    How to Build a Garden Sanctuary with an Ecological Pond

    In her article "Building a Backyard Retreat," Sabrena Schweyer shares how she went about transforming a small, ordinary backyard into a place for the homeowners and their guests to connect,…

  • backyard garden
    Design

    How to Build a Better Backyard Retreat

    What could be more satisfying than transforming an unused outdoor space into a sanctuary? Fifteen years ago, Larry Jacobs contacted our sustainable landscape design firm because he wanted to add…

  • mini hoop tunnels
    How-To

    Protect Your Veggies With Mini Hoop Tunnels

    Whether you are trying to prevent rabbits from nibbling lettuce, protect newly transplanted tomatoes from frost, or shelter cool-season vegetables into late autumn or even winter, a mini hoop tunnel…

  • 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…

  • cold frame with plastic exterior
    How-To

    Using Cold Frames in the Mountain West

    If you’ve lived in the Mountain West, you know how erratic the weather can be here; sometimes there are swings between temperatures with as much as a 60° to 70°F…

  • Looking for a little structure? At different heights and configurations, lattice trellises and fences make this vegetable patch feel like a series of rooms. The framed supports also help get vining veggies off the ground.
    Article

    Lattice Can Help Organize Your Veggie Garden

    When we were building our house on a lakeshore in south­western Michigan, it wasn’t immediately clear where we would put the vegetable garden. We realized the dense shade of the…

  • Article

    Keegan’s Maryland Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Keegan Clifford, who is a vegetable gardener extraordinaire, producing huge amounts of beautiful produce. Keegan lives in Middletown, Maryland (Zone 7), a small town with just…

  • Design

    Chuck’s Pennsylvania Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Chuck Flower. I wanted to share pictures of my gardens, which I refer to as Highland Manor. I live on 3/4 of an acre just outside…