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Christine Alexander

Christine Alexander is the web producer at Fine Gardening Magazine.

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • How-To

    Firescaping and Wildfire Recovery: An Interview with Douglas Kent

    Fine Gardening's Christine Alexander spoke with Douglas Kent this past spring to learn about landscaping tactics that can help protect a home from wildfire and about ways to speed a…

  • Design

    Fourth of July Bouquet

    Learn how to put together a Fourth of July bouquet from the garden.   See this article for more information and resources for growing your own Independence Day Garden. Plants…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    10 Vegetables to Grow for a Grill Master’s Garden

    A few years ago, despite a small yard (maybe 250 square feet) and little free time, I decided to grow my own food. When the weather warmed, I set about…

  • Design

    How to Pot Up a Lush Container

    There's a right way and a wrong way to pot a container to ensure it is as lush as possible for as long as possible. Follow these guidelines to pot…

  • Design

    Five Traditional Elements of a Cottage Garden

    If you want your cottage garden to be truly traditional, you might be surprised to know that up until the 19th century, many cottage gardens boasted little more than potatoes.…

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