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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 71: Better Versions of Old Favorites

    Why would you ever want the shinier version of a beloved plant? In this episode Steve and Danielle talk about all the reasons, including better disease resistance, better habits, or…

  • Design

    A Fall Welcome | Letter from the Editor

    Now is about the time that I start asking myself, “How can summer possibly be over?” After all, July 4 was only last week, right? As much as it pains…

  • Design

    Garden Tour: The Garden of the Unique Plant

    Executive editor Danielle Sherry walks us around the Garden of the Unique Plant, featured in the article Texture Never Quits in issue 195 of Fine Gardening magazine. Danielle says, Texture…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 70: Plants That Made It Through Summer’s Worst

    Here in the Northeast, we experienced one of the hottest summers on record. In Connecticut (where we make this wonderful podcast), we broke a 38-year record for most consecutive days…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 69: See-Through Plants

    Why on earth would you ever put a tall plant in the front of your garden—even in the middle? You’d block whatever is behind it, right? Not necessarily. Enter the…

  • Design

    Texture Never Quits: Plant IDs

    The garden of Joann Currier and Sebastian Hamilton in North Carolina is a study in textures. At every turn you see another plant—be it a perennial, conifer, or even cactus—that…

  • Design

    Texture Never Quits

    Texture is often referred to as the third element of garden design. We all tend to get overly focused on color and form, but texture is that hard-to-explain “little something…

  • How-To

    Giving Back Through Gardening: Part 2

    Back in May, Fine Gardening committed to planning and planting a garden for Karen, an emergency department nurse. It was a small way to say thank you for the efforts…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 66: Reliable Performers

    Take a tour through Danielle’s and Steve’s gardens as they point out some of their go-to plants. These options may not be the showiest or most alluring plants in their…

  • Design

    Veggie Garden Tips & Tricks

    Whether you’re trying to reduce the number of trips to the grocery store, get your children engaged in some outdoor activities, or just figure out what to do with all…

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