intimate gardens

  • Design

    Designing a Stylish Pollinator Garden

    A few years ago, in an effort to try to help dwindling butterfly and bee populations, my partner Mikel and I plowed up an acre of invasive bittersweet on the…

  • Design

    Defining the New American Cottage Garden

    Several years ago, a husband-and-wife team of travel writers from England was touring Colorado and stopped by to see my garden. After walking in the garden and comparing our gardening…

  • Article

    How to Make More Space in the Garden

    At the time, buying a house seemed like such a grown-up thing. But the allure of having a garden was too powerful to ignore. So after years of renting places…

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    Design

    Designing an Intimate Space

    Many people like to have a garden for entertaining, but most of us also want our gardens to be a spot where we relax and get away from it all.…