• How Great Garden Design Happens

    As a professional garden designer, I help people plan and execute projects of all sizes. Experience has taught me that asking the right questions and helping my clients to make…

  • How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath

    When it comes to crafts, I’m pretty much a lost cause. Maybe that’s a bit overstated. I can knit, sort of—as long as all you want for Christmas is a…

  • Miniature Fruits and Veggies that Tout Big Flavor

    In the vegetable garden, “good things come in small packages” is more than just a cliché. While a standard eggplant or a soccer-ball-size cabbage makes a meal for a family…

  • 12 Brilliant Astilbes

    Astilbe, translated from Greek, means “without brilliance.” Maybe the wild astilbes that earned this dismissive genus name were drab, but today’s cultivars offer bright flowers, great foliage, and steadfast performance…

  • Bark With Bite: How to Utilize Tree Bark in a Garden Design

    In my younger years, when my long history of saying dumb things was in a sort of golden age, I said something to the effect of, “Why would anyone be…

  • Prairie Blazing Star

    Regional Picks: Best Natives - Midwest

    Incorporating native plants into your landscape design is an easy way to help support your local wildlife. Native plants support native insects. If we keep our native insect populations healthy…

  • Flowering Spurge

    Regional Picks: Best Natives - Northeast

    Incorporating native plants into your landscape design is an easy way to help support your local wildlife. Native plants support native insects. If we keep our native insect populations healthy…

  • Sulfur Buckwheat

    Regional Picks: Best Natives - Northern Plains

    Incorporating native plants into your landscape design is an easy way to help support your local wildlife. Native plants support native insects. If we keep our native insect populations healthy…

  • Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris

    Regional Picks: Best Natives - Northwest

    Incorporating native plants into your landscape design is an easy way to help support your local wildlife. Native plants support native insects. If we keep our native insect populations healthy…

  • Cosmic Eye Coreopsis

    Regional Picks: Best Natives – Southeast

    Incorporating native plants into your landscape design is an easy way to help support your local wildlife. Native plants support native insects. If we keep our native insect populations healthy…

  • Woolly Stemodia

    Regional Picks: Best Natives - Southern Plains

    Incorporating native plants into your landscape design is an easy way to help support your local wildlife. Native plants support native insects. If we keep our native insect populations healthy…

  • Ceanothus Joyce Coulter

    Regional Picks: Best Natives - Northern California

    Incorporating native plants into your landscape design is an easy way to help support your local wildlife. Native plants support native insects. If we keep our native insect populations healthy…

  • The Best Veggies for Your Region

    Are you really a bad vegetable gardener—or are you just growing the wrong veggies? According to experts that we’ve asked from across the country, many crop failures can be attributed…

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