Sharon Nyenhuis

  • Design

    Designing a Garden in Layers

    What do the best gardens all have in common? A focal point—yes. Great plant variety—yes. But more often than not, you’ll notice that a truly beautiful landscape also has distinctive…

  • Design

    One Peak, Four Seasons of Interest

    Most of us want our gardens to look fabulous all the time—no matter the season. That’s great if you are willing to put in the time and money required to…

  • One Peak Four Seasons of Interest: Plant IDs
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    One Peak, Four Seasons of Interest: Plant IDs

    Identify the plants from the article 'One Peak Four Season of Interest' from Fine Gardening Magazine issue #164

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Alternatives to Troublesome Plants – Northwest

    Troublesome Plant - Fall asters (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae cvs.)     1. ‘Mönch’ Frikart’s Aster Name: Aster × frikartii ‘Mönch’ USDA hardiness zones: 5 to 8 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall…

  • Article

    Concentrate on Contrast

    Imagine driving through miles of farmland or desert, where hour after boring hour the landscape never changes. If you’re like most of us, you’d tune out pretty quickly. That’s because…

  • Article

    Create a Four-Season Front Entry

    Create a garden that looks good all of the time. An exciting entry should be more than just a collection of seasonal stars; it must also have plants that establish…