garden design

  • Episode 123: Listener Q & A
    Design

    Episode 123: Listener Q & A

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not because it’s the holidays, but because it’s the annual Q&A episode here on Let’s Argue About Plants. When we put…

  • garden cart with new plants
    Design

    4 Easy Ways to Improve the Look of Your Garden

    Your garden designs are put to the test throughout the growing season. Even when you are in the thick of the midseason rush, it is worth taking time to assess…

  • fast filling garden
    Design

    3 Steps to Get a Garden That Fills In Fast

    Many gardeners dream of having a landscape inspired by a designer such as Piet Oudolf. Think of the High Line in New York City or the Lurie Garden in Chicago.…

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    How-To

    Tips for Evolving a Naturalized Garden Quickly

    Adam Woodruff’s garden is undeniably beautiful, but it didn’t get that way by chance. What might take others decades to achieve, Adam accomplished in only a few years. A lot…

  • wooden bench in between two garden beds
    Design

    Gardening With Criss in Ohio

    Today we’re in northeastern Ohio visiting with Criss. We’ve visited Criss before (Criss's Ohio Garden), and it is always a pleasure to return to this beautiful garden. A planting in…

  • garden beds around stone path leading to patio
    Design

    Peter’s Wisconsin Garden

    We are looking at Peter Duffek's garden today. My Zone 5B garden is on a ¾-acre lot outside the city of Waukesha in southeastern Wisconsin. When my family moved here…

  • hanging basket full of pink flowers over the garden pond
    Design

    Katie’s Garden Redesign

    Today we’re visiting with Katie Kagler in Hudson, Ohio. My garden was first featured on the GPOD in 2013 (Katie's Garden in Ohio). In 2019, we put an addition on…

  • small garden design
    Design

    Two Plans for Small Urban Gardens With Big Impact

    Whether you live in an urban setting or a slightly larger suburban spot, space can often be a factor when it comes to garden choices. We all face a conundrum:…

  • small garden photographed at night
    Design

    Small Gardens Ain’t So Bad | Letter from the Editor

    While editing this issue, I haven’t been able to get Joni Mitchell out of my head. Yes, that Joni Mitchell—specifically, her 1970 hit “Big Yellow Taxi” and the line “You…

  • multiseason interest plants
    Design

    Plants That Will Bring Multiseason Interest to Your Garden

    If your planting lacks flair in certain seasons, try taking some inspiration from our list of favorites from this exceptional New England garden. ‘Goldtau’ tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’)…