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Danielle Sherry

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 39: Perfect Peonies

    Ahhh, the lovely peony. In late spring there truly is no more beautiful flower. They are all stunning, but in this episode we highlight the extraordinary cultivars that make us…

  • How-To

    What’s the Deal With the Chelsea Chop?

    Pretty much any gardening book that’s worth its salt mentions the Chelsea Chop—but most do only that. The introduction of the concept is usually followed by some variation of this…

  • Design

    Peak Season Combos

    While most people tend to divide the gardening year into four seasons, I like to divide it into three time periods: planning, working, and enjoying. Winter is for planning. It’s…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 38: Hard Lessons

    The soundtrack of this episode might have been the classic Queen song, We are the Champions. Not because of its triumphant refrain, but because of the lyric acknowledging all the…

  • 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…

  • Design

    Two Takes on a Courtyard Garden

    Some may say that the risks involved with designing a small space are far less than those associated with designing a big one. After all, if you mess up, you…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 35: Live from the Boston Flower and Garden Show

    A couple of weeks ago we recorded an episode in front of a live audience. This event took place at the Boston Flower and Garden show, so we thought it…

  • Design

    The Best New Plants for 2019

    New plants. Has there ever been a more alluring pairing of words for gardeners? My answer is a hearty N-O. Like most gardeners with a pulse, the staff here at…

  • Design

    Courtyard Gardens Plant IDs

    These plant IDs come from Fine Gardening issue 187's "Two Takes on a Courtyard Garden." Some may say that the risks involved with designing a small space are far less…

  • Southern California Regional Reports

    Southern California: March To-Do List | Regional Report

    Deadhead winter annuals. Plants like Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule, annual) and pansies (Viola × wittrockiana, annual) benefit from a haircut to encourage a new flush of blooms.   Give your…