garden

  • Get gobs of fruit from only 84 square feet. This small space can produce a bigger harvest than plots twice its size thanks to some tried-and-true techniques.
    How-To

    Getting Big Vegetable Production From a Small Space

    I have lived—and gardened—in three countries: England, Barbados, and the United States. In the United States, I found myself settled on the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island, a…

  • several container plantings in a garden
    Design

    Six Ways to Improve Your Garden With Containers

    If there were a gardening equivalent to the cooking adage “Salt makes everything better,” it would likely be “Pots make everything pop.” Many of us spend precious time and energy…

  • Fred Bland garden featuring rustic arborb coverd with yellow climbing roses
    Design

    Tour an Architect’s Spring Garden in Coastal Connecticut

    The garden of architect Fred Bland sits on just over an acre in coastal Stony Creek, Connecticut. Fred’s approach to designing his garden relied heavily on his experience with designing…

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    Design

    4 Ways to Get More Veggies From a Small Space

    Today’s vegetable gardens may be Lilliputian compared with those of yesteryear, but new techniques return more bang for the buck in terms of space used and energy expended. Traditional gardens…

  • Article

    Alan’s Garden in Wales

    Today we’re off to Wales to visit Alan Challoner’s garden. I have a semi-woodland garden in Anglesey, and it is almost always giving me flowers no matter the time of…

  • container display
    Design

    8 Ways to Create Crowd-Pleasing Containers

    Containers open up a world of design possibilities for apartment dwellers, gardeners with limited time or space, and anyone who wants to add an instant focal point to their daily…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Garden Like a Viking

    One of the special features in the Irish National Botanic Gardens in Dublin is an accurate recreation of a Viking house dating from the ninth and tenth centuries. Here’s what…

  • Design

    Two Takes on a Courtyard Garden

    Some may say that the risks involved with designing a small space are far less than those associated with designing a big one. After all, if you mess up, you…

  • 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…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Meet the Garden Good Guys

    With all the talk of wildlife gardening nowadays, most of the attention goes to birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects. But an equally compelling case can be made for enticing reptiles, amphibians,…