• It’s About Time

    Most gardeners come to a point in their lives when they have to ask themselves if they can still keep up with Mother Nature. Not only does age make it…

  • A Gentle Approach to Planting on a Slope

    When creating a new garden design, I first analyze existing elements, deciding what works, what doesn’t, and why. Architectural and hardscaping elements are a good place to begin. When my…

  • Foundation - Friendly Plants

    Designing the plantings immediately surrounding your home is a tricky task for many gardeners. These plants are frequently viewed up close and personal by visitors and the UPS guy, so…

  • Veggie Garden Design Ideas: Make Your Vegetable Garden Beautiful

    Whether you grow just a few tomatoes or a yard full of vegetables, edibles can be a beautiful part of your landscape. For design inspiration, I visited two great vegetable…

  • The Best New Plants for 2017

    New plants can be dangerous to your health. I know I can’t be the only one whose pulse quickens, face flushes, and pupils dilate whenever I see a “new plants”…

  • Why Aren’t You Growing More Baptisias?

    Years ago, I decided to plant a baptisia in my small garden. I was willing to give up precious space to such a large plant in expectation of the vibrant…

  • Watering Ways | Letter From the Editor

    It’s hard to overestimate the importance of watering. It’s my favorite thing to do in the garden, and not just because I can do it with a drink in my…

  • Bobo Panicle Hydrangea

    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants - Midwest

    Find foundation-friendly plants for the Midwest below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants that…

  • Sum And Substance Hosta

    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants - Northeast

    Find foundation-friendly plants for the Northeast below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants that…

  • Five-Color False Holly

    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants - Northwest

    Find foundation-friendly plants for the Northwest below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants that…

  • Purple Pillar Rose of Sharon

    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants - Southern Plains

    Find foundation-friendly plants for the Southern Plains below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants…

  • Blue Gem Coast Rosemary

    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Northern California

    Find foundation-friendly plants for Northern California below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants that…

  • Hetz Midget Dwarf Globe Arborvitae

    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Northern Plains

    Find foundation-friendly plants for the Northern Plains below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants…

  • Alexanders Great Brunnera

    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Southeast

    Find foundation-friendly plants for the Southeast below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants that…

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    Foundation-Friendly Plants for Your Region

    Find regional picks for foundation-friendly plants below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants that…

  • The Latest, Greatest Tomatoes

    In the last 10 years, tomatoes have undergone a renaissance of sorts. The number of new varieties filling the pages of seed catalogs is mind-boggling, even for a tomato breeder…

  • The Art of Watering the Garden

    Have you ever noticed how vibrant your garden looks after a steady, soaking rain? Natural rainfall infiltrates soil in a way that is hard to match with artificial watering. We…

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