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garden design

  • Design

    Step Inside a Designer’s Brain

    When it comes to gardening with trees and shrubs, it does take a little extra imagination to envision what those small nursery plants will look like in 10 to 20…

  • Design

    A Cohesive Garden Built From Uncommon Plants

    If I were to describe my garden as a collector’s garden, what would come to mind? Would you see an attractive, relaxing garden? Someplace you’d like to be? Or would…

  • How-To

    Giving Back Through Gardening: Part 2

    Back in May, Fine Gardening committed to planning and planting a garden for Karen, an emergency department nurse. It was a small way to say thank you for the efforts…

  • Design

    An English-Style Garden in Toronto

    Today we’re heading to Toronto to see the garden of Lucile Yates. About seven years ago, I got rid of most of the lawn in the front garden and planted…

  • Design

    Inspiration from Garden Photo of the Day

    The submissions we receive for our Garden Photo of the Day (GPOD) blog never fail to amaze us. Gardeners from all over the world show off the amazing work they…

  • Design

    Give Your Garden Mass Appeal

    There is no denying that massing plants makes an impact. Many of the most compelling gardens (think Piet Oudolf’s High Line plantings in New York) feature masses of plants. Massing…

  • Design

    Answers to Common Mass Planting Questions

    Mass planting can be just the thing to create drama and impact in the garden. That said, planting masses of the same type of plant isn't for everyone or every…

  • Design

    A Garden Design Plan That Incorporates Mass Plantings

    When you’re first designing your mass plantings, it can be hard to envision how many plants to include and how close to install them. This garden is located at Afterglow…

  • Design

    Building a Garden From Scratch

    Today Ellie Gilbert is sharing the results of 14 years of hard work. When my husband and I moved to our newly built house in Plymouth, Massachusetts, I used my…

  • Design

    Dense Plantings for Wild Beauty

    Istvan Dudas, who designs and maintains a private garden in the UK, has shared images from the garden where he works with us several times (check out the most recent…

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