Danielle Sherry

Danielle is the executive editor at Fine Gardening magazine who is dedicated to helping readers from around the country become better gardeners. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and 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 U.S. about her gardening adventures and co-hosts 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 that loves plants as much as she does.



  • 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…

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    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:…

  • 9 New Trees and Shrubs for Your Garden

    9 New Trees and Shrubs for Your Garden

    The tiniest panicle hydrangea yet Name: Fire Light Tidbit® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMNHPK’) Zones: 3–8 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • Winter squash that’s ready in early fall

    5 New Fruit and Veggie Varieties to Grow This Year

    A tomato built for heat (Editor's Pick) Name: ‘Jolene’ tomato Days to maturity: 73 Those living in the Deep South and the Southeast tend to have trouble growing tomatoes. The…

  • 3 Cool New Annuals Worth Checking Out

    3 Cool New Annuals Worth Checking Out

    Get great color and texture for partial shade Name: Royale Pineapple Brandy™ coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides cv.) Size: 30 inches tall and 16 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • How-To

    How to Prune a Japanese Maple

    Japanese maples are gorgeous trees that add an instant focal point to any garden. In order to maintain their health and to be sure they’re looking their best, pruning is…

  • Design

    Shade: A Blessing or a Curse? | Letter from the Editor

    My first serious garden was mostly in the shade. I was living in a small cottage and convinced the landlord to let me “spruce things up” around the property to…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 82: Spring Trees

    Despite there still being snow on the ground here in the Northeast, we’re thinking spring. Yes, there are daffodils and tulips to look forward to, but perhaps even more impressive…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 80: New Plants

    With so many events canceled in the last year, we sure are happy that the plant breeders still decided to unveil a healthy crop of new plants for us to…