Take a slideshow tour through the garden of Vicki Nowicki, one of the 2009 Garden Crusaders. Her garden is in Downer’s Grove, IL
Vicki (right) and I in her garden.
This past August, I had the great pleasure of spending a whole day with one of this year’s Garden Crusader award winners: Vicki Nowicki. It was exciting to v [...]
Canadians Michel Beauchamp and Josée Landry designed their own garden, in their Drummondville, Quebec, front yard. She says “I love design and Michel has great ideas.” One reason the garden is in the front yard: The back yard is too shady. Photo: Ghyslain Bergeron New front-yard vegetable gardens are sprouting up all over, and gar [...]
Ellen Ecker Ogden’s design in progress, top, for the 2×8 Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, below, which features flowers. Ogden’s design, A Paint Box Garden of Edible Plants, features vegetables.
If you’re a garden designer in Vermont, what do you do in the winter? If you’re creative, you design!
Ellen Ecker Ogden, who c [...]
Donna Avery created a kitchen garden, using our Colorful Grow Beds, shown right after planting in January.
On March 7, Donna Avery shared this photo on our Facebook page. Within hours, people were asking questions and raving about Donna’s project. We asked her if she’d tell a little more about the garden, and she did:
What inspir [...]
Just like an art museum, each time you visit a public garden there’s always something new to appreciate and inspire.
The Japanese Garden in Portland, OR.
Once springtime arrives and I’m finally out in the garden, it’s almost impossible to pry me away from home. I hate the thought of missing a single minute. When the weekend c [...]
Cutting garden gets a low-maintenance makeover.
Early June in my “sweepable” cutting garden.
When possible, overlap the fabric to avoid any unnecessary cuts. Tuck the edges under, giving yourself a 5″ or 6″ hem, and anchor securely on ends and sides to prevent fraying.
Headed for the dahlias [...]
A basket of just-picked tomatoes will be welcome in the staff lunch room.
Planting your fall beds with Super Hoops in place makes it easy to add protection when colder days arrive.
This week I have been planting fall garden beds. The timing is about right, here in Zone 5, for putting in beets, carrots, turnips, snap peas and cold-tole [...]
If you want your 2011 vegetable garden to produce more food for your table, planning is the key. No matter how much experience or growing space you have, taking time to map out your garden is the best way to maximize your efforts.
If you want your 2011 vegetable garden to produce more food for your table, planning is the key. No matter [...]