fine gardening

  • Preventing and Fighting Webworms in the Garden
    How-To

    Preventing and Fighting Webworms in the Garden

    Fans of the 1998 remake of the movie The Parent Trap with Dennis Quaid and Lindsay Lohan probably remember this signature line: “Meredith, do you want the 411, the information,…

  • Textured Plants that Steal the Show
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    Textured Plants That Steal the Show

    While color and form were important factors in choosing the plants, a mix of bold and fine textures makes the backbone of the ­design. Here are some of the most…

  • urban garden design for a modern home
    Design

    A Stunning Modern Landscape Design for a Contemporary Home

    This modern Seattle home was built on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound in Zone 8b. When I first took on the project, the steel-and-glass house stood on a dirt-and-gravel work…

  • Growing Hot Peppers
    How-To

    Tips for Growing Hot Peppers

    Peppers are native to the tropics, which explains why they thrive in warm weather. As tempting as it is to get a jump-start on the gardening season, do not plant…

  • rose pruning
    How-To

    Simple Approaches to Rose Pruning

    Often the key to keeping roses happy, healthy, and looking their best is proper pruning. This is done using specific techniques and timing, depending on the type of rose you…

  • low maintance roses
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    Low-Maintenance Roses With Incredible Fragrance

    Roses are quintessential garden treasures that evoke romantic images of Sissinghurst and other iconic British landscapes. Here in the United States, however, they have developed a bit of a bad…

  • eco-friendly front garden
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    Replace a Front Lawn With a Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Garden

    Shaker Heights is a historic Ohio community known for stately homes, majestic trees, and expansive lawns. But along a side street, you will find a sight quite rare in most…

  • new veggie garden tools
    How-To

    New Veggie Garden Tools for 2023

    With these transplant tongs, you’ll never damage your seedlings again How many times have you tried to ease your seedlings out of their tray only to shear off some of…

  • Be on the Lookout for Root-knot Nematodes
    How-To

    Be on the Lookout for Root-Knot Nematodes

    If you’re the type of person who likes to learn about plant pests in your free time, odds are you have already heard or read about a group of organisms…

  • Bold Plants With Stunning Structure
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    5 Bold Plants With Stunning Structure

    An interesting, structural layout like the one in this garden deserves interesting, structural plants. The following selections, which grow in prominent areas of the zigzag bed, provide bold accents through…