Plan Your GardenA collection of articles, photos and answers to help you plan your garden
Photo by: Barbara Ries
How to Plan an Heirloom Vegetable Garden
An organic kitchen garden in Healdsburg, California, nourishes body, soul and the local community
Photo by: Sharon Kingston / Shutterstock
Flourishing gardens begin at the roots. Here are the ground rules for preparing your soil.
Expert advice on planning and designing an outdoor cooking space.
Photo by: Abbie Allardyce.
While your garden lay asleep for the winter, take a step back and spend some time on planning you garden. Landscape designers in Los Angeles, Connecticut, and Chicago share helpful insights on what you can do now to enjoy your garden this summer.
Photo by: Kevin Lee Jacobs
If you enjoy the company of houseplants, consider cultivating a window garden, which is ideal for showing off plants in the winter. Creating a window garden is easy-you need only to extend the existing sill, and then mount, on the window frame, glass shelves, brackets (if you want them), and lengths of wire (for training vines). In my window garden, I paint horticultural portraits to emphasize the seasons. In this slide show, I'll show you the many different window gardens I've created in my house.
Photo by: Tom Mannion
Award-winning international garden designer Arne Maynard shares six tips for getting a kitchen garden started.
Providing interest and life to an otherwise dull visual space, espaliers can work in almost any garden type: big and small, formal and informal, grand and modest. In this article, Nick McCullough presents a list of recommended fruit-bearing and ornamental trees that work great as espaliers, tips and tricks for training them, and photographs that display their versatility.
Photo by: Kevin Lee Jacobs
My Garden: From Parking Lot to Rose Garden
Kevin Lee Jacobs shares how he transformed his backyard from a parking lot to a spectacular rose garden, using a mix of cuttings, new plants, and of course, blood, sweat, and tears.
Photo by: John Chaffetz
Urban Gardening: All You Need to Know to Get Started
In a series of guest posts, San Francisco's Academy of Art University will lend its landscape architecture knowledge to Garden Design. Its second post provides tips on how to build an urban garden.
Photo by: Bill Marken
Stretch the Season with Container Plantings
Fresh combinations for container plantings from Seattle landscape designers Glenn Withey and Charles Price.
8 Tools for the Beginner Gardener
The basic tools that every gardener-beginner or advanced-needs in their shed.
Ten design tips for creating the backyard shed of your dreams
Given enough patience and back strength, anyone can install a basic garden path, says landscape designer Michael Donnellan of Summerhill Landscapes in Sag Harbor, N.Y. Learn more about walkway design on LandscapingNetwork.com.
The artful pruning known as topiary has captured imaginations for centuries
Dutch garden designer Jacqueline van der Kloet knows-and shows-how to mix it up
How to grow rhododendrons in your garden. And remember, a rhododendron needs three things above all else: drainage, drainage, and drainage.
Our photo glossary of 14 types of lettuce (and other spring greens), including romaine, mache, and bibb.
Long overlooked, gravel is finally being recognized for its enduring beauty.
A bountiful, four-season Oehme, van Sweden garden on Long Island breathes new life into an 18th-century farmstead
Magic Number: Piet Blanckaert's Textural Garden
In Belgium, proof that a restrained palette of just eight plants can have exuberant results
Mara Seibert's (Seibert & Rice) Garden
Two sloping Short Hills, New Jersey, acres play stage to a graduation party
Where Do New Plants Come From?
Either by making or finding them, new plants are constantly arriving on the scene - here's how to get a sneak peek
Planning Tips for a Garden Remodel: Tips on remodeling your backyard from scratch
Gardening Advice: Starting Seeds Under Fluorescent Lights: How to grow seeds under fluorescent light
Using Moss as a Design Element: Moss creeps westward, from traditional-style Japanese gardens into our own backyards