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 [...]
After the challenges of the holiday season, I want a vacation.
A collection of bromeliads, tillandsias, and aroids at the Montreal Botanic Gardens conservatory.
After the challenges of the holiday season, I want a vacation. The wintery landscape outside my window has me dreaming of warm, sultry breezes, sand between my toes, and lush [...]
Liz grew heirloom Pink Brandywine tomatoes in her Tomato Grow Bags. Talk about tough—the plants survived Hurricane Irene.
We’re an eclectic bunch of gardeners here at Gardener’s Supply. We love to try out new products in our own gardens and experiment with unusual plants. After hearing about some of these adventures in lunchroom a [...]
This combination features New Guinea impatiens, a type of impatiens that is not affected by the disease. Featured plants: Infinity White New Guinea impatiens, variegated sweet flag (Acorus gramineus), white licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) and Green spice heuchera. Photos: Courtesy of Proven Winners
Have you heard about the new disease [...]
My mid-winter daydreams often take me back to Holland’s Keukenhof gardens. This is one of the paths I walked along when I was there on an April morning in 2006.
My garden has been frozen and covered with snow since the middle of November. At this point in the winter, I’m so color-deprived that a patch of yellow snow is actually [...]
The design and plants used in the Undersea Garden successfully imitate the look of a coral reef.
On a recent trip to Southern California, I spent a plant-lover’s dream day at Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas. I live and garden in northern New England, so visiting a public garden in Zone 10 is a rare and wonderful treat.
Located on [...]
Cabbage and marigolds, which are both edible, mix beauty and food in a small space.
Grow Beds help small-space gardeners grow more in less space.
I talk with urban and suburban gardeners every day and I’m impressed with how people cope with food production in small spaces. Those with decent soil and sun in the right place often plant in [...]
Lisa Daniels and her big pumpkin
I had always wanted a “giant pumpkin” as a kid, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was fun to watch it grow, once I could see I was going to have a keeper.
You need a good amount of space to grow a big pumpkin. The vines get pretty long with big leaves. I was careful with all the v [...]