Gardening

UNIQUE CONTAINER GARDENING IDEAS

UNIQUE CONTAINER GARDENING IDEAS

Container gardens are typically created from terracotta pots, lightweight fiberglass or plastic planters, glazed ceramic planters or natural wood planters.

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BLUE GARDEN | USING THE COLOR BLUE IN AN URBAN GARDEN DESIGN

BLUE GARDEN | USING THE COLOR BLUE IN AN URBAN GARDEN DESIGN

I'm mad about blue! I find blue to be an alluring color to design with.  A less common color in nature, it’s a challenge to find true blue in flower form.

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HOW TO GET RID OF MOSQUITOES IN THE GARDEN

HOW TO GET RID OF MOSQUITOES IN THE GARDEN

Mosquitos are rampant in the Brooklyn gardens that I design and build. The best thing you can do to reduce mosquitoes in your garden is to...

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PRUNE?

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PRUNE?

The most important pruning is the removal of dead, diseased or damage tissue. The secondary reason for pruning a tree is cultural and aesthetic.

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GARDEN QUOTES

GARDEN QUOTES

As winter approaches, gardeners seek out seed catalogs, dream of next year's garden and wax poetic. What are your favorite garden quotes?  

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10 GARDENING TIPS TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

10 GARDENING TIPS TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

Garden design ideas for your small garden or landscape. When garden planning, these are effective tips for the climate-friendly gardener.

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5 BEST PERENNIALS FOR FALL

5 BEST PERENNIALS FOR FALL

What are some of the favorite fall perennials for garden designers?  Here are a few landscape ideas that are best for fall gardens.

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DREAMING OF GARDENS

DREAMING OF GARDENS

In gardening like baseball, with spring comes a new planting season and hope springs eternal. What should you plant?

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WHAT IS A SPRING EPHEMERAL?

WHAT IS A SPRING EPHEMERAL?

Garden designers orchestrate flower bloom interest throughout all the seasons. Spring ephemerals fill an early void in the spring landscape design in the garden.

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5 GREAT TREES FOR WINTER INTEREST

5 GREAT TREES FOR WINTER INTEREST

Grey Birch.  If I had to just plant one tree, this is it. I can't imagine any tree more beautiful in the the winter landscape than this native.

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