Christine Alexander

Christine Alexander is the web producer at Fine Gardening Magazine.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • How-To

    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…