Danielle Sherry

Danielle is the executive editor at Fine Gardening magazine, where she is dedicated to helping readers from around the country become better gardeners. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Danielle has worked throughout the gardening world for over 25 years. Running nurseries, garden centers, and even a few farms has provided her with a wealth of knowledge when it comes to growing ornamental and edible plants. Danielle is constantly experimenting with new plants, trialing heirloom vegetables, and testing new design strategies in her Connecticut gardens. She has lectured extensively throughout the United States about her gardening adventures and cohosts the award-winning podcast Let’s Argue About Plants twice a month. An Accredited Nursery Professional, she enjoys sharing both her horticultural successes and failures with anyone who loves plants as much as she does.



  • Fine Gardening: Touring North America’s Best Private Gardens

    Tour a Garden That Overflows With Plants and Color

    Most of us want our gardens to look fabulous all the time, no matter the season. That’s great if you are willing to put in the time and money required…

  • Episode 90: Favorite Workhorses
    Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 90: Favorite Workhorses

    Right about now you might be asking yourself, “What exactly is a workhorse plant?” In our minds it is a plant that asks little from us but delivers a whole…

  • Design

    Be a Good Host | Letter from the Editor

    One of the best things to happen to my garden was my native pipevine getting eaten to bits. That might seem like an odd statement for a gardener to make.…

  • Design

    Tips for Planting Against a Wall

    No matter where we garden, many of us face the same challenging situation: a narrow space that cooks all day in the sun. Whether that spot is along a roadside…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 88: Memory Plants

    We’re pulling on those heart strings for this episode—much to Steve’s chagrin. That’s because we’re talking about plants in our gardens that make us of think of something, someone, or…

  • Design

    The Easy Way to Divide Plants in Pots

    It’s the time of year when those of us in gardening mode are looking for smart, effective ways to save money at the nursery. We all know that feeling of…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 86: Favorite Container Plants

    Spring has long ago sprung, and now that all the pruning, dividing, and mulching is done, we’re ready to plant up our containers. Like many of you, we are tempted…

  • Tomato Pruning Made Simple

    Tomato Pruning Made Simple

    I hate pruning my tomatoes. Like a lot of folks, I don’t have the time (or patience) to prune tomatoes the way they are supposed to be pruned. Cutting out…

  • danielle sherry

    We All Make Design Mistakes | Letter from the Editor

    The worst birthday present I ever got was several tons of gravel dumped into my garden. It was from an accidental landslide caused by a design mistake—and it was entirely…

  • Design

    13 Amazing New Perennials for Your Garden

    Yellowish blooms make it unique Name: ‘French Vanilla’ hibiscus (Hibiscus ‘French Vanilla’) Zones: 4–9 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil Native range:…