• The Power of Balance

    Use this essential design principle to create a garden that looks good and feels right

  • A Fresh Take on Terrariums

    Why limit yourself to a single, static design in a closed, foggy vessel?

  • Matrix Planting

    When designer Adam Woodruff was hired to create a landscape for a newly renovated home in Illinois, the existing site was mostly turf with a swimming pool surrounded by a…

  • Knock-Your-Socks-Off Trees

    Trees are a big deal. Once planted, they will change the garden around them and become the backbone of the landscape. They are the part of our gardens that will…

  • Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials - Northeast

    1. Sycamore-Leaved False Nettle Name: Boehmeria platanifolia USDA hardiness zones: 5 to 8 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial…

  • Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials - Southeast

    1. ‘Pink Wonder’ Hidden Cone Ginger Name: Curcuma ‘Pink Wonder’ USDA hardiness zones: 7b to 10 Size: 7 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Partial to light shade; well-drained…

  • Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials - Southern Plains

    ‘Little Joe’ Joe Pye Weed Name: Eutrochium dubium ‘Little Joe’ USDA hardiness zones: 3 to 9 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Conditions: Full…

  • Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials - Southern California

    1. ‘Orange Aide’ Bromeliad Name: Aechmea blanchetiana ‘Orange Aide’ USDA hardiness zones: 10 to 11 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial…

  • Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials - Northwest

    1. Fairy Wings Epimedium Name: Epimedium wushanense USDA hardiness zones: 6 to 9 Size: Up to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; fertile, moist, well-drained soil…

  • Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials - Midwest

    1. Shredded Umbrella Plant Name: Syneilesis aconitifolia USDA hardiness zones: 3 to 8 Size: 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; fertile, well-drained soil…

  • Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials - Mountain West

    1. ‘Royal Standard’ Hosta Name: Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ USDA hardiness zones: 3 to 9 Size: Up to 2 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist,…

  • How to Spruce Up Your Veggie Garden

    Edible gardens are, too often, purely utilitarian spaces relegated to the outer reaches of an overall garden design. But they can be so much more with just a few design…

  • Top 10 Large-Leaved Perennials

    Whether you set out to design a garden with large-leaved perennials or you happen upon one or more in the nursery that you just cannot resist, adding an architectural giant…

  • The Dos and Don’ts of Growing Herbs Indoors

    I can think of a lot of reasons to grow herbs in your home. When the ground is frozen and you haven’t harvested anything in months, that’s when you desperately…

  • Putting Mulch to the Test

    Every gardener wants a gorgeous garden. Choosing the right plants for your site and using proper planting techniques are, of course, essential steps in establishing a successful landscape. Choosing the…

  • Garden Troubleshooting: Is Your Soil the Problem?

    One by one, your prized tomato plants wilt and die, or clumps of your brightly colored pansies (Viola spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 4–8) collapse into scraggly brown mounds.…

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