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New Idea for an Old Front Yard

AUSTIN, TX, from KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener After living in Santa Fe, Kathy Lund wanted a water thrifty design. She and landscape designer Bud Twilley updated her dull front yard with low-care plants for structure and pollinator appeal. After tackling drainage and flooding issues, they sparked up front door entrance and curb appeal with succulents …Read more »

Patrick Anderson’s Succulent Garden

SAN DIEGO, CA, with Debra Lee Baldwin Join me on a tour of a world-class succulent garden in Fallbrook, CA, north of San Diego. This is a special garden for me, because it’s where my awareness of succulents as waterwise landscape plants began, thanks to Patrick Anderson, a Huntington Botanical Gardens volunteer. I’ve visited the garden …Read more »

Field Trip to Maymont in Richmond VA

RICHMOND, VA By PlantPop: We travel to Richmond, Virginia to visit the grounds of Maymont, a 100-acre attraction that has been delighting visitors for over 90 years.

Meadow Morning at Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

AUSTIN, TX A quick video from the Savanna Meadow Trail.

Urban Design in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN From WNPT’s Volunteer Gardener: “The new generation of dwarf varieties of plants opens up a whole new world of possibilities for gardeners with small, urban lots. This is an example of a garden that is maximizing its potential. See more gardens on the Volunteer Gardener Youtube Channel.  

Aerial Tour of Succulent Garden

FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA From Debra Lee Baldwin: “Enjoy a bird’s-eye look at Jeanne Meadow’s world-class succulent garden in Fallbrook, CA. Drone cinematography, production and editing by Kyle Short.”

A Weaving Garden on Many Levels

SAN MARCOS, TX From KLUR’s Central Texas Gardener: In San Marcos, weaver Lydia Kendrick unites multi-level gardens with vivacious color. As she re-graded her sloping yard to control flooding, she designed cozy corners and uplifting views with recycled finds, fragrance and hand-made weavings, even from recycled plastic bags.

Tantalizing Garden Tiers

AUSTIN, TX From KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener. When Syd Teague moved from Tucson to Austin, she wanted a water thrifty garden. As she shaped her land, it became her outdoor laboratory from succulents to flowering perennials. After corralling rainwater runoff in multiple berms and swales, she patterned rambling wanders and broad sweep views that converge …Read more »

East Ocean View Community Garden Features Hydroponics

NORFOLK, VA From PlantPop: “In the East Ocean View district of Norfolk, VA, an empty lot has been turned into a successful community garden. JoAnne Merinar from Bon Secours and Deborah Lutz, a landscape designer that lives in East Ocean View explain the strategies and hopes for the Community Garden, now in it’s 5th year. …Read more »

Brie Arthur: Transforming the Suburban Landscape

NORTH CAROLINA From PlantPop: “Down in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina (about 20 minutes south of Raleigh) professional landscape designer, Brie Arthur lets us look at her personal garden that incorporates edibles along with the usual shrubs, perennials, annuals, and trees. Her main goals with the garden is to educate and inspire suburban dwellers to think beyond …Read more »

Nimmo Community Garden in Virginia Beach, VA

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA From PlantPop: “We venture off to the southeastern region of Virginia Beach and visit a community garden that donates all of their harvests, well over 1000 pounds per year, through direct donations and distribution from many local area churches and organizations. Nimmo Community Garden, located at Nimmo United Methodist Church, is run …Read more »

Tony Avent: Plant Hunter

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA PlantPop takes a trip to Raleigh, NC to visit Tony Avent, proprietor of Juniper Level Botanical Garden and Plant Delights Nursery. Tony has traveled the world many times over to find plants to add to his growing collection.