garden design with tropicals

  • Design

    Tropical Escape in Virginia, Part 2

    Today we return to the Virginia tropics, aka Bill Hewitt’s garden in southeastern Virginia, where he grows tropical-looking plants to make a landscape very unlike what is typically seen in…

  • Design

    Taming a High Impact Design Planting Plan

    See plant IDs from Taming a High Impact Design, from Issue #189 of Fine Gardening Magazine. I have been a horticulturist long enough (and have made enough mistakes) that I…

  • Article

    How to Use Annuals in Your Garden

    Years ago, I created a long, deep perennial border that I could enjoy and critique from my kitchen window. I was happy with the size and shape of the bed,…