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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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • vole

    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 and Order episode, but rather a heinous act committed…

  • 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…

  • Rheingold Western Arborvitae

    Conifers for Gardens in the Mid-Atlantic

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • Jakobsen Mugo Pine

    Conifers for Gardens in the Midwest

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • Varied Directions Larch

    Conifers for Gardens in the Northeast

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • Conifers for Gardens in Northern California

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • Golden Spreader Nordmann Fir

    Conifers for Gardens in the Northwest

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • White Tip Japanese Cedar

    Conifers for Gardens in the South

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • Conifers for Gardens in the Southern Plains

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • Conifers for Gardens by Region

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

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