eye-catching combinations

  • VIew of the skyline, a raised bed and seating area from the garden
    Design

    Take the Vegetable Garden to New Heights

    The task was a bit overwhelming: Design and create an edible garden that was productive enough to supply produce for a restaurant, make sure it looked beautiful most of the…

  • A variety of textured and colorful plants
    Design

    Got a Passion for Plants?

    When Don and Lela Avery hear comments on how lovely their garden is, they remind visitors that they have grown a lot of plants but have also seen a lot…

  • bold colorful plants in the garden, with shades of red, purple, yellow and chartreuse
    Design

    Design a Garden With Bold Colors

    As an amateur artist, I know that four is the number of hues I can use in a painting without it starting to look garish. The more colors you use…

  • Begonias
    Design

    Rex Begonias

    A guide to growing, care, and propagation of rex begonias, plus some great cultivars

  • Design

    Composing With Conifers

    For a dynamic look, contrast different shapes and colors