Videos

  • Design

    Episode 86: Favorite Container Plants

    Spring has long ago sprung and now that all the pruning, dividing, and mulching is done we’re ready to plant up our containers. Like many of you, we are tempted…

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    High-Performance Plants for Shade with Dan Hinkley

    Plants—all creatures depend on them for survival, but their immeasurable value goes well beyond sustenance. Modern humans have been enamored by their beauty for thousands of years—seeking, collecting, and cultivating…

  • How-To

    How to Prune Bigleaf Hydrangeas

    Almost everybody is enchanted by the large, mophead blooms of bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla and cvs., Zones 4–9). And it seems that almost everybody who grows these flowering shrubs has…

  • Design

    Episode 85: Fragrant Plants

    Alternate titles for this episode: Plants That Stink or Smell This Episode. Kidding aside, lovely smelling plants are a bonus that every garden deserves. We all spend so much time…

  • Design

    Episode 84: Underappreciated Plants for Spring

    It’s easy to get excited about the first tulip or even the first dandelion in the yard (OK—that might be a stretch). But what about those plants that don’t get…

  • How-To

    Tomato Pruning Made Simple

    I hate pruning my tomatoes. Like a lot of folks, I don’t have the time (or patience) to prune tomatoes the way they are supposed to be pruned. Cutting out…

  • How-To

    How to Prune a Japanese Maple

    Japanese maples are gorgeous trees that add an instant focal point to any garden. In order to maintain their health and to be sure they’re looking their best, pruning is…

  • Design

    Episode 83: Shrubs for Shade

    Finding interesting plants for shade can be a struggle but when you add in the desire for that plant to be a woody shrub, the list narrows even more. But…

  • How-To

    4 Ways for Staking Tomatoes

    Nothing tastes quite as good as a homegrown tomato. But there’s nothing quite as frustrating as having the rambling, fast-growing plants taking over a corner of the garden, flopping on…

  • Design

    A garden design expert on ground covers, lower maintenance, and “mean-spirited” garden steps

    If you had a few minutes to talk with an award-winning garden designer, what would you ask? Our Editor At Large, Steve Aitken, was fortunate enough to get some time…