• Article

    GPOD on the Road: Visiting a Flower Farm

    Today Cherry Ong is taking us on the road to a flower farm she visited earlier this year. I've been curious about flower farms and so tried attending a flower…

  • Design

    A Garden Full of Memories

    Barbara Downing Owening sent in these photos in memory of her brother Ken. When Fine Gardening first began the GPOD feature, I began to encourage my brothers to collect their…

  • A mature-looking garden full of plants with an umbrella, stone wall and small stone patio

    A Garden That’s Younger Than It Looks

    They never weeded a bed or planted a seed, but our four teenagers were heartbroken to leave the big garden of their childhood. Why couldn’t we wait 10 years? Where…

  • Design

    Surprising Shrubs for Small Spaces

    My old garden was big. There was room for tree-size lilacs, billowy shrub roses, and rhododendrons so sturdy that you could climb on them. I knew that moving across town…

  • Spineless Hedgehog™ aloe, Retro Succulents® Carmine™ aloe, Tree aeonium, mistletoe cactus, Cochineal nopal cactus, QIS Orange gomphrena, feather grass and Acapulco Orange hyssop in a brown container

    Pick a Color, Any Color

    Last spring, we challenged our readers to design a container that featured a single color. Whether you have a passion for purple, a yen for yellow, or an obsession for…

  • Article

    Peach Goes With Everything

    Think of the color peach, and what pops into your head? If you’re a child of the 1980s, visions of Miami Vice and taffeta bridesmaid dresses most likely spring to…

  • Container Gardening on the Cheap

    3 Salvaged and Repurposed Container-Garden Planter Ideas

    It’s no secret that potted annuals and tropicals and Vietnamese ceramics are usually kinder on the eyes than on the wallet. But if you don’t feel like splurging this year,…

  • Design

    Geraniums: The Best of the Best

    Geraniums (Geranium spp. and cvs, USDA Hardiness Zones 3–8) are terrific. It really is that simple. We could talk about their landscape versatility, cultural adaptability, and superior ornamental traits. Or…

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    Regional Picks: Summer Standouts – Southern California

    1. ‘Big Magenta’ African daisy   Name: Arctotis acaulis ‘Big Magenta’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11 Size: 1 foot tall and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun;…

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    Create a Four-Season Front Entry

    Create a garden that looks good all of the time. An exciting entry should be more than just a collection of seasonal stars; it must also have plants that establish…