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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 »

20-Square-Foot Balcony Garden

GREENWICH VILLAGE, NY: Man has 20 sq ft urban garden on his terrace. Not only did he turn his 4×5 foot terrace into a garden, he hung things on the walls and whatnot to create a vertical spicy garden. Urban Gardener is a video series dedicated to exploring some of the most interesting city green …Read more »

Nashville Dahlia Garden

NASHVILLE, TN: From the TV show “Volunteer Gardener.” Dahlias are a bit like roses. Or hostas. Most growers can’t grow just one. We’ll visit with one such dahlia grower whose efforts yield a spectacular reward. Dahlias mentioned in Phillipe’s segment: Sherwood Peach, Penhill Yellow Queen and Who dun it.

The Gardens of Margaret Roach

UPSTATE NEW YORK Developed in the early 1990’s. this 2.6 acre property was an orchard on a rural farm road in Taconic State Park lands . For nearly 25 years Margaret Roach has obsession with plants, particularly those with good foliage or of interest to wildlife. This garden features Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water …Read more »

Spanish Courtyard Garden in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX, from Central Texas Gardener on PBS Inspired by trips to Mexico, Claire Golden restored her historic mission-styled courtyard in San Antonio. She banished sloping lawn for pleasant outdoor rooms, connected by a central aqueduct, bold plants, and a margarita cantina. In front, a shady plaza arranged with faux bois furniture by Carlos …Read more »

From Turfgrass to Central Florida Native Plant Landscape

CENTRAL FLORIDA This 12,000 ft² residential lot which faces a golf course was transformed from a typical builder-installed turf grass lawn into a diverse native plant landscape. All changes were made with full approval of the architectural review committee in this deed restricted community. Only two “islands” (600 ft² total) of grass remain in functional …Read more »

Nantucket Garden by Piet Oudolf

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS A stunning garden by Field Operations and Piet Oudolf.  Video by Thomas Piper.

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.

Felder Rushing’s Mississippi Garden

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI Tour and interview thanks to Oklahoma Gardening. (6/4/05) Host Steve Owens explores the low maintenance home garden of Garden Writer Felder Rushing in Jackson, Mississippi. Visit Oklahoma State’s website and Youtube channel for more info.

English Design in Texas Garden

HILL COUNTRY, TEXAS: An episode of Central Texas Gardener, the award-winning show on KLRU in Austin.  Browse the Central Texas Gardener Youtube Channel for dozens more excellent videos, including interviews, projects, and more gardens. In this episode of Central Texas Gardener: English Design in Texas Garden |Jenny & David Stocker Jennifer and David Stocker grounded their Hill Country …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 »

Lee Reich’s “Farmden”

NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK Published Nov 2013, by Lee Reich. Before the snow flies, come and have a (video) look. What’s a farmden? Find out. It’s a little nutty — with chestnuts, filberts, black walnut, pine nut, and buartnut.