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Susan Calhoun

  • Design

    Dry Shade Done Simply: Plant IDs

    Is it possible to have a great garden in the least hospitable conditions imaginable? This garden designed by Susan Calhoun in Bainbridge Island, Washington makes us say, yes! This stunning…

  • Design

    Dry Shade Done Simply

    Is it possible to have a great garden in the least hospitable conditions imaginable? Many would say no. That was the challenge a pair of homeowners on Bainbridge Island, Washington,…

  • Design

    Dry Shade Doesn’t Have to Ruin the Party

    True, dry shade might be the hardest set of conditions to find plants for. A great many interesting options do exist—including some plants you might be familiar with but just…

  • Design

    Great Low-Growing Plants

    Click here to enlarge the illustration. Keeping plantings under 3 feet tall might imply a boring and static landscape. But thoughtful plant placement and a varied hardscape help a space…

  • Design

    Landscaping With Low-Growing Plants

    It seems like many planting designs are all about blocking things you’d rather not see: the street out front, the nosy neighbors, or the messy lot next door. After all,…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Plant This With That – Northwest

      1. ‘Blue Diamond’ hellebore Name: Helleborus ‘Blue Diamond’   USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9 Size: 1 to 2 feet tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; rich, moist soil…