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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 75: Variegated for Shade

    Shade, generally speaking, can be dark, dreary, and difficult to garden in. It’s hard enough finding a plant that requires not all that much sunlight, let alone one that has…

  • Design

    Make an Allium Winter Solstice Wreath

    If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday craft project that will help ring in the snowflake season, look no further. This wreath uses garden trimmings from a favorite shrub and…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 73: Unusual Bulbs

    The leaves are falling, the temperatures are cooling, and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to talk bulbs. We’re sick of talking about the same old yellow daffodils…

  • Design

    Post-Traumatic Miscanthus Disorder | Letter From the Editor

    I have a love/hate relationship with ornamental grasses. The first ornamental grass I planted many decades ago was 'Gracillimus' miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'). Now before you start furiously typing a…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 72: Blooms for Fall

    When it comes to autumnal color in the garden, most of us probably think of leaves changing from green, to perhaps yellow, orange, or even red. This foliage show is…

  • 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…

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