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Carol Collins

  • Design

    Spring Into Summer: 6 Garden Bed Designs to Try This Year

    Every garden should have something going on after spring flowers fade and before the summer show really gets going. But in some gardens, this in-between season is punctuated mainly by…

  • Design

    Natural Stone and Ground Covers Are a Great Combination

    A hardscape is always in season, and Jerry Fritz has created versions of his signature living patio for many happy clients over the years. The concept is deceptively simple: large…

  • Design

    Design for a Late-Summer Show

    Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, has a truly spectacular trial garden. For the past several years, this space has served as a design laboratory where the garden staff can…

  • Design

    Taming a High Impact Design Planting Plan

    See plant IDs from Taming a High Impact Design, from Issue #189 of Fine Gardening Magazine. I have been a horticulturist long enough (and have made enough mistakes) that I…

  • How-To

    Preview: Grow Your Own Salad Mix

    Growing salad greens is a satisfying short-term project that nearly any gardener can fit into their space and schedule. Most greens mature quickly and can be eaten at any stage,…

  • Design

    Preview: Discipline, Grace, and a Little Open Space

    Chen Choo is a retired nuclear engineer with an artist’s eye and a passion for collecting plants. He and his wife, Linda, have created a garden in southern Ontario filled…

  • Design

    Discipline, Grace, and a Little Open Space – Plant ID’s

    "Chen Choo is a retired nuclear engineer with an artist’s eye and a passion for collecting plants. He and his wife, Linda, have created a garden in southern Ontario filled…

  • Article

    A Spacious Planter That’s Just the Right Height

    The VegTrug™ Patio Garden is a great solution for gardeners with limited space, yet it provides ample room to get some serious gardening done. Gardeners of all ages will appreciate the…

  • Article

    An Affordable Way to Buy Native Plants

    Prairie Moon Nursery in Winona, Minnesota is a mail-order company specializing in North American species for prairie, savanna, woodland, and wetland ecosystems. They offer seeds, potted plants, and bare-root plants…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    ‘Cascade’ Hops — An Easy-Care Vine for Full Sun

    This year one of my favorite seed suppliers, John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds will be offering rhizomes of 'Cascade' hops (Humulus lupulus 'Cascade', Zones 4-8). I've wanted to grow hops for years. My…