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Tropical San Diego Garden

SAN DIEGO, CA From San Diego’s gardening TV show “A Growing Passion.” In this episode: Join garden expert Nan Sterman as she visits a lush, tropical garden filled with unusual plants and garden art. This garden was created by San Diego’s legendary designer known as “Sinjen,” who, during his lifetime, was a close family friend …Read more »

David Culp’s Layered Garden

PENNSYLVANIA Known as Brandywine Cottage, this two acre garden is the creation of David Culp (plantsmen, lecturer, instructor and author). David and his partner Michael Alderfer maintain the property that includes a woodland garden, perennial border garden, kitchen garden, roof garden, a ruined garden, and a 1790’s farmhouse. David is author of The Layered Garden: …Read more »

Front Yard Make-Over with Vines and Paint

GREENBELT, MARYLAND Front-yard make-over of Modernist home in Greenbelt, Maryland, using vines and paint. ARCHITECTURE Iconic example of the ‘International Style,’ a modernist style rarely seen in the U.S. With the old siding removed and the concrete block façade repaired, the unit is fully restored – except for the original color, which was white. (NOT …Read more »

Erica Glasener Visits a Formal Garden in Georgia

GEORGIA One of the hard-to-get episodes of “A Gardener’s Diary” by horticulturist Erica Glasener. The show ran for 14 years on HGTV and is much missed.

Go Wild, Go Native

MINNEAPOLIS, MN By the Nature Conservancy Get Wild, Go Native! Native gardening is good for our air, our water and us. Join our “Go Native” group to learn about all of the ways you can “Get Wild” in your life! Sign up at nature.org/GoNative to receive monthly “Plant This, Not That” gardening tips and updates …Read more »

Small-Garden Design, Part 1: Townhouse Front Yard Garden

GREENBELT, MD Video description from Garden Clips: Susan Harris of Garden Rant shows us her small townhouse front yard garden. Susan removed the existing lawn and put in a small patio to serve as a seating area. She planted the surrounding beds with easy-to-care-for perennials and potted annuals and provided a sense of enclosure with arborvitaes …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.

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 »

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 »

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.

Erica Glasener Visits Dan Crow’s Garden, Part 2

PERRY, MICHIGAN The 2nd of 4 “Gardener’s Diary” shows by horticulturist Erica Glasener about the garden of Dan Crow in Perry, Michigan. He’s owner of Outdoor Expressions. The show “A Gardener’s Diary” lasted for 14 years on HGTV and is much missed.

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 »