Videos

  • How-To

    Tip: How to Pinch a Plant

    Pinching a plant almost feels mean. It has just put out all this nice new growth, and you’re taking it away. But the rewards are worth the sacrifice. Many plants…

  • Design

    Tour a Garden That Overflows With Plants and Color

    Most of us want our gardens to look fabulous all the time, no matter the season. That’s great if you are willing to put in the time and money required…

  • How-To

    Episode 91: Drought-Tolerant Plants

    It pretty much seems like drought is the norm these days. No matter where you live—East Coast, West Coast, or anywhere in between—periods of no rain are commonplace. Some gardeners…

  • How-To

    Episode 90: Favorite Workhorses

    Right about now you might be asking yourself, “What exactly is a workhorse plant?” In our minds it is a plant that asks little from us but delivers a whole…

  • Design

    Episode 89: Just Four Perennials

    Do you ever find yourself recommending the same handful of plants to friends and neighbors? We do. These might not be the splashiest of plants or even the ones that…

  • Design

    Tips for Planting Against a Wall

    No matter where we garden, many of us face the same challenging situation: a narrow space that cooks all day in the sun. Whether that spot is along a roadside…

  • Design

    Episode 88: Memory Plants

    We’re pulling on those heart strings for this episode—much to Steve’s chagrin. That’s because we’re talking about plants in our gardens that make us of think of something, someone, or…

  • Design

    Casting a Concrete Leaf Planter

    In issue #200, Lisa Roper demonstrated how hand-cast leaves can create artful niches for drought-loving plants like succulents (8 Ways to Create Crowd-Pleasing Containers). If you would like to create…

  • Design

    Episode 87: Plants to Build a Bed Around

    For those who are a little confused by this episode’s theme, let us try to explain. Yes, all garden beds are built with plants. But there are certain plants that…

  • How-To

    Tip: Keep Dirt Out of Your Fingernails

    For some, dirt under the fingernails is a badge of honor. It says, “I’m a real gardener.” But try taking those dirty fingernails to a summer cocktail party full of…