Garden Design

Define Your Garden with Edgings


Excerpted from The Flower Gardener’s Bible by Lewis and Nancy Hill (Timber Press, 2003). An edging defines exactly what is garden and what is not, and it gives the bed a finished appearance, often making the difference between a fine …

Sneaking Edibles in Among the Ornamentals

Little House in the Suburbs

Edibles are a perfect solution for adding ground coverage to your garden. Follow the tips in the passage below (excerpted from Little House in the Suburbs by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin, published by Betterway Home, 2012) to integrate edibles …

Annuals Aren’t Evil: Reasons to Grow Annual Flowers


Question: I’ve read some opinions on different blogs stating that annuals aren’t a great choice because the methods of producing them aren’t always ecologically friendly and because they take a lot of water and fertilizer to grow well. Your thoughts?