garden design

  • Textured Plants that Steal the Show

    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…

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    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…

  • Episode 133: Spring Combos

    Episode 133: Spring Combos

    To gardeners, spring is the signal of something big to come. It kicks off our season. For the next several months we will primp and preen our beds to maximize…

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    Wendy’s Albuquerque Garden

    Hi! My name is Wendy Blair, and I’m a Master Gardener from Albuquerque, New Mexico. My family moved here from Los Angeles in 2011 and bought a home on an…

  • Design

    Rethinking a Mature Garden: Tour with Laura Trowbridge 

    Author Laura Trowbridge got readers thinking about how to use annuals in Fine Gardening #177, then she showed us how to make changes as a garden matures in issue #210.…

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    Northford Garden

    Today we’re visiting with MJ McCabe. We purchased this property in Northford, Connecticut, about 40 years ago. It was a former apple orchard. Gradually, the ancient apple trees started to…

  • Design

    Finding Your Garden Style (Webinar)

    How do you begin the process of designing or refining your own gardens, especially when there are so many things that you need to take into consideration? In this class,…

  • garden geometry

    Use Geometry to Create a Beautiful Garden Plan

    I first met Shirley Williams in 1994 while attending a landscape-design charette. These classes were conducted at several of the participants’ home gardens, including at Brigham Hill Farm, where Shirley…

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    Planting Plan for a Geometric Garden

    In Geometry Makes a Garden Better, landscape designer Warren Leach takes us through his process of designing a small garden for Peter and Shirley Williams of North Grafton, Massachusetts. Warren…

  • Bold Plants With Stunning Structure

    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…