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    Design

    How to Create an Ecologically Vibrant Garden

    Naturalistic garden design catches all the headlines, but until recently it seemed removed from the reality of most home gardeners. Yet no matter how your garden grows today, it can…

  • Design

    Conquering Collector’s Chaos

    I am a plant collector, and I have a “collector’s garden.” In gardener-speak, that is code for acknowledging I have lots of plants (some would say too many) wedged to…

  • Design

    Better Versions of Classic Plants

    For most people, their first attraction to plants and gardening is an appreciation of the beauty of flowers and foliage. Few hearts can remain cold to a hellebore opening on…

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    Design

    Container Plants for the Southwest

    Container gardening is isn’t just for those with patio homes or balconies. Containers make the perfect addition to any garden, courtyard, or pool area. Gone are the days with terra-cotta…

  • House at twilight with garden in front
    Design

    Creating an Immersive Garden Experience

    Some gardens are tableaus, living paintings that one walks by and looks at, like some sort of marvelous billboard. There might even be another tableau right across from it, which…

  • Article

    Creative Combinations in Canada

    Be prepared to swoon. Christopher Garland sent in some images of his garden featuring gorgeous and creative combinations that will have you weak in the knees. Here’s what he had…

  • How-To

    Which Pruner Is Right for You?

    Of all the tools on the garden-center shelf, there is nothing more variable in style and appearance than pruners. It’s worth your time to consider different styles and brands to…

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    A Fairy-Tale Cottage in the Woods

    In the April issue of Fine Gardening, Terie Rawn shared lessons she has learned while carving a garden out of the woods in upstate New York for the past 25…

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    Design

    Make Your Own Hypertufa Container

    Hypertufa looks like stone but weighs less and takes whatever shape you want

  • containers used as elements in landscape design
    Design

    Using Containers as Elements of a Design

    Careful and considered placement can add a sense of coherence to a garden