Jennifer Benner

  • How-To

    How to Thin Herb Seedlings 

    Growing herbs from seed is an incredibly rewarding and inexpensive way to savor homegrown flavor fresh from your garden at your table. Getting the seeds to sprout is generally the…

  • 5 Things to Consider When Building a Walkway

    5 Things to Consider When Building a Walkway

    No matter if you are looking to navigate a small city lot or some rural acreage, there are a few rules of thumb to follow when building effective pathways. Keep…

  • garden pathways

    10 Tips for Picture-Perfect Garden Pathways

    Even though we gardeners are 100% focused on plants, we recognize the undeniable fact that pathways are an essential utilitarian element of a garden. They help us to navigate spaces,…

  • balance hardscape and plants

    Tour a Garden That Perfectly Balances Hardscape and Plants

    Margherita Fabrizio and her husband, Andy Jordan, live in a beautiful historic 1918 home in the heart of downtown Ithaca, New York. When they purchased their property in 2009, they…

  • Sponsored Content

    Giving Your Garden a Bee-utiful Boost

    Pollinators, bees, habitat diversity—by now you are no stranger to these common buzz terms used in gardening circles and beyond. It is no secret that bees are a keystone species…

  • How-To

    How to Direct-Sow Veggies

    Even though I consider myself a thrifty shopper, I often leave the grocery store feeling a lot lighter in the wallet. I just won’t compromise on some things, like healthy,…

  • How-To

    Putting Your Borders to Bed

    As much as I love gardening, I must admit that I look forward to putting my garden to bed at the end of the season. In the same way my…

  • container planting with red foliage and yellow flowers

    How to Properly Care for a Garden Container

    The right care and feeding are the secrets to keeping your pots lush and healthy all season long 

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Unique Varieties of Common Herbs

    Ask most gardeners what their gateway plant was and I bet they’ll say it was something edible. There’s something about growing your own food that brings newbies over to the…

  • Fast-Growing Fillers

    Fast-Growing Fillers

    Let’s be honest. Everyone has them: gaping, unwanted holes smack-dab in the middle of their plantings. Not long after the promise of spring has sprung, problem areas start rearing their…