Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

Fine Gardening – Issue 178

  • What To Do With All Those Wine Corks

    I collect corks and put them into mesh produce bags. When planting my pots in spring, I drop the cork-filled bags into the bottom of the pots for a lightweight…

  • A Bright Idea for Spring Containers

    After the long gray of winter when most of us are desperate for color in the landscape, bulbs in containers can add a splash of brilliance anywhere it is needed.…

  • Regional Picks: Conifers For Gardens - Northwest

    Northwest   1. ‘Green Arrow’ Alaskan Cedar   Name: Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Green Arrow’ Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 1 foot wide and 15 feet tall in 10 years Conditions: Full…

  • Regional Picks: Conifers For Gardens - Northern California

    Northern California   1. Golden Dwarf Japanese Yew   Name: Taxus cuspidata ‘Nana Aurescens’ Zones: 4 to 7 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 6 feet wide…

  • Regional Picks: Conifers For Gardens - Midwest

    Midwest   1. ‘Skylands’ Oriental Spruce   Name: Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’ Zones: 4 to 7 Size: 10 to 20 feet tall and 6 to 12 feet wide Conditions: Full sun…

  • Regional Picks: Conifers For Gardens - Mid-Atlantic

    Mid-Atlantic   1. ‘Secrest’ Dwarf Bald Cypress   Name: Taxodium distichum ‘Secrest’ Zones: 4 to 10 Size: 2 to 3 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Full…

  • Regional Picks: Conifers For Gardens - Northeast

    Northeast   1. ‘Gold Cone’ Juniper    Name: Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’ Zones: 2 to 6 Size: 8 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; moderately moist, well-drained…

  • Conifers for Any Size Landscape

    Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors, textures and habits all year long. While conifers are sometimes relegated to the rear or boundary…

  • Regional Picks: Conifers For Gardens - Southern Plains

     Southern Plains   1. Night Light™ Hinoki Cypress   Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Conschlecht’   Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 4 to 5 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to…

  • Regional Picks: Conifers For Gardens - South

    South   1. ‘Wintergreen’ Umbrella Pine   Name: Sciadopitys verticillata ‘Wintergreen’ Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 25 to 30 feet tall, 15 to 20 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; best…

  • How to Create a Gravel Garden

    When you conjure up an image of a gravel garden, it probably isn’t very fun or colorful. Many people picture a sea of hot, dry gravel, some harsh, craggy rocks,…

  • How to Add Color to the Winter Garden

    It is tempting to think of winter as a time to take a break from the garden while it goes dormant. But this season has a charm of its own,…

  • How to Create Balance in the Garden

    I love plants, all kinds of plants, crammed in with a long succession of fabulous foliage and blooming combinations in strong, bold colors. I also love strong design stories with…

  • Uncommon Evergreen Perennials

    Perennials play such a pivotal part in the garden, bringing flow and floral dialogue to the design narrative. Then winter closes the book on the season, leaving bare ground where…

  • How to Get Rid of Voles in the Garden

    You may not realize it, but your backyard might be a crime scene. We’re not talking anything worthy of a Law & Order episode, but rather a heinous act committed…

  • Going Gracefully Into Winter

    I’ll admit it: Sometimes I’m so worn out by the end of summer, with all the watering and weeding, that I really just give up on my garden. But by…

More? View Past Issues