Working White into the Autumn Garden

Working White into the Autumn Garden

When I conceived of this autumn planter series, I had a couple challenges in my mind.  I wanted to use…

Salvaging the Un-dead – Another Autumn Planter

Salvaging the Un-dead – Another Autumn Planter

Here’s the thing about fall decorating – it’s all going to end up in the compost pile pretty quickly –…

Autumn Container Garden: Feathery Fall Fireworks

Autumn Container Garden: Feathery Fall Fireworks

Texture features large in this loosely planted arrangement that I am dubbing ‘Feathery Fall Fireworks’.  Once again, I hope this inspires…

Fall Container Planting Recipe:  Autumnal Marsala

Fall Container Planting Recipe: Autumnal Marsala

Autumn has arrived and even though the summer seems to be hanging on, it is time to think about making…

Calming Pastel Colored Plants For The Strawberry Tower

Calming Pastel Colored Plants For The Strawberry Tower

I went two very different directions with color in my garden this year.  Near the house and on my patio,…

Trying the Edyn Garden Sensor

Trying the Edyn Garden Sensor

I’ve been a bit of a relic when it comes to trying out the plethora of new apps and digital…

Garden Record Keeping Ideas

Garden Record Keeping Ideas

I tell people I can’t grow Baptisia – but the reality is that about 5 years ago I planted 8…

Where To Plant the Clematis Vine?

Where To Plant the Clematis Vine?

As you have probably noticed, I work with Proven Winners to test out their plants and then help you (through…

Really Great Heirloom Seed Companies  (for USA and Canada)

Really Great Heirloom Seed Companies (for USA and Canada)

by Dave Ledoux Most gardeners just buy their seeds willy-nilly at the big box stores. But you and I are different,…

Je Persoonlijke Tuin – My book, In Dutch

Je Persoonlijke Tuin – My book, In Dutch

  Check this out – it’s my book – in Dutch.  I love all things Dutch – have I ever told…

Color – Matching The House to The Garden

Color – Matching The House to The Garden

Cute summer towns are a haven for houses with adorable little gardens.  They are always tidy and like a properly…

How To Pick Strawberries

How To Pick Strawberries

When you have picked as many vats of strawberries as we have (this year is just unbelievable!) you find there…

4 Perfect Pairings for Chartreuse in the Garden

4 Perfect Pairings for Chartreuse in the Garden

I’ve turned into a weird hoarder when it comes to Chartreuse plants in my garden.  They have always been a…

The Best Thing to Do in A Strawberry Situation

The Best Thing to Do in A Strawberry Situation

This is a post for anyone who is drowning in red berry abundance. I’m going to throw you a life…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends from Extremely Close to Exceedingly Distant – Part 1

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends from Extremely Close to Exceedingly Distant – Part 1

The Chelsea Flower Show in London represents the pinnacle of garden design and is, without question, an annual opportunity to…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – A Spectators View – Part 2

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – A Spectators View – Part 2

by Gillian Carson Editor Note:  Gillian Carson of My Tiny Plot took in Chelsea as a spectator on press day as…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – Extremely Close – Part 3

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – Extremely Close – Part 3

by Carrie Preston You think beforehand that when you build a stand at Chelsea you will have lots of opportunity…

Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston has been designing gardens for 25 years. At just 14 years old she started working at a perennial…

Strawberry Tower Planting 2015

Strawberry Tower Planting 2015

I am in the final stages of getting another issue of PITH + VIGOR out the door (it is in…

Container Garden Design: Scented Plants

Container Garden Design: Scented Plants

My mother’s day gift to myself gets delivered tomorrow.  Well, maybe I should say installed.  It’s a water spigot on…

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

When I arrived home from Florida yesterday (I was there speaking at Epcot’s International Garden Festival) I noted a few…

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