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Susan Morrison

  • Northern California Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Variegated Plants for Shade—California

    1. Camouflage™ Japanese Aralia Name: Fatsia japonica ‘Variegata’ Zones: 7–10 Size: 5 to 10 feet tall and wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soil Native range: Japan Interested…

  • Design

    How to Turn Your Patio Into a Garden Oasis

    The kitchen may be the heart of a home, but for most of us, the patio is the center of the backyard. Whether we use it as a place for…

  • Article

    Pull a Design Together with Ground Covers

    The staff at your local garden center works hard to assemble eye-catching displays of colorful perennials, artfully arranged succulents, and architectural grasses. But the ground-cover section is likely an unremarkable,…

  • Design

    A Tiny Courtyard Makeover

    This once-neglected patio gets a lively lift thanks to a few designer tricks

  • Article

    Peach Goes with Everything

    Think of the color peach, and what pops into your head? If you’re a child of the 1980s, visions of Miami Vice and taffeta bridesmaid dresses most likely spring to…

  • Article

    Plant This, Not That

    This spring, why not challenge yourself to try something different? Occasionally straying outside your usual repertoire is the only way you’ll find new favorites. Whether you’re a sucker for dramatic…