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Planting Inspiration: Inside Garden Design Magazine + Subscription Discount

  Did you know there are varieties of banana plants hardy to zone 5 or that there’s a Hydrangea for nearly every season? Water wise plants don’t have to be “tan and tawny,” there’s as...

2016 Inspiration + Garden Design Magazine Subscription Discount

  I'm hooked. In fact, ever since I picked up my first copy of Garden Design Magazine in 2010 I was hooked. It was bold and beautiful with plenty of room to dream. I had recently...

Grow a Better Pollinator Garden

  Flowers are the new black — they go with everything -- and the advent of the slow flower movement coupled with the revolution in wildlife gardening are leading the trend. Maybe we should call...

What to Grow

It's hard to go wrong with black-eyed susans (Rudbeckia spp.). They're lovely no matter how or where you plant them, pairing well with most other perennials, grasses and shrubs. Try digitalis, salvia, delphinium, hollyhocks,...

Fremontia

California Fremontia, Fremontodendron californicum, is one of my all time favorite plants.  To qualify this, I have an endless list of favorite plants, from annuals to trees.  It usually starts with the plants closest...

Nutwalk at Sissinghurst

It was this stand of Kentish cobnuts (a type of hazelnut) and an old, determined rose found buried under brambles in the orchard at Sissinghurst Castle Garden that first captured Harold Nicholson and Vita...

Garden Design: Taking Cues From Nature

    Your landscape, with all of it’s endless possibilities, is your palette.  However, unlike many other forms of art, it doesn't begin with a blank slate, but a living system.  Even if the intended garden...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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