Christine Alexander

Christine Alexander is the web producer at Fine Gardening Magazine.

  • Design

    Gardening With the Spirit of the Season

    Long-time Garden Photo of the Day contributor Cherry Ong may be the poster gardener for the spirit of the season. It has become a tradition for Cherry to make wreaths…

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    How to Make a Sustainable Hypertufa Container

    This video shows how to make a sustainable hypertufa container. These troughs are typically molded using a mixture of portland cement, perlite, and peat moss, but in this tutorial, I'll…

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    Design

    Dynamic Garden Design Despite Challenging Conditions

    “When the going gets tough, the tough get gardening” could describe John Markowski and his garden in Kingwood, New Jersey, where he has powered through suboptimal conditions to establish a…

  • Design

    Marie Clark Taylor and the Wonder of “Aliveness!”

    Have you ever gazed through a microscope and beheld a plant cell?  If so, that may be in large part due to the work of one woman—Marie Clark Taylor—a forerunner…

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    Design

    A Garden That Shines in Spring

    At a Glance Size: 100 acres Location: Sergeantsville, New Jersey Zone: 6 Conditions: Full sun; well-drained, fertile soil Age of the garden: 25 years When Ruth Ann Mummey and her…

  • Design

    Build a Holiday Garden Gnome

    After such a long and dreary year, we could all use a celebration. Add some cheer to your front yard this holiday season with an adorable holiday garden gnome built…

  • Design

    Meet Your Gardening Regional Reporters—Part 1

    Our readers have been asking for more regionally focused gardening content for decades, but logistics and pressures of keeping our national magazine as applicable to all as possible have long…

  • Video

    Tips for Buying Plants as Gifts

    It’s springtime, and that means nurseries and garden centers are bursting at the seams with new treasures for gardens, porches, and yards. With so many options, and holidays to celebrate…

  • How-To

    15 Tips to Make Seed Starting Easier

    Starting seeds is an easy and affordable way to get more plants, but getting them off to a good start can be tricky if you've never done it before. When…

  • How-To

    How to Grow More Plants With Hardwood Cuttings | Video

    Want more plants? Learn how to propagate your favorite hardwoods by taking cuttings. In this video, Fine Gardening editor Steve Aitken guides you through one way to take and plant…