Recent Diy Landscape Design Articles


Pictured here is a Dwarf Peach 'Bonanza'. Photo by Erica Glasener.

Plant Varieties That Are Both Edible and Ornamental

Posted by Erica Glasener | Aug 15, 2012

I love the idea of growing my own food but I also like growing flowers, trees and shrubs just for the pleasure they bring me, whether it’s their fragrant flowers, colorful foliage...


Eupatorium purpureum with Hemerocallis 'Autumn Minaret' and  Physocarpus. Photo by Erica Glasener.

Add Drama to Your Landscape with Tall Plants

Posted by Erica Glasener | Jul 03, 2012

My garden is a mixed border. I combine shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals and bulbs in a large curved bed. I designed it to be viewed from windows that run the length of our house....


If these grapes don't make you want to start growing grapes at home, I am not sure what will. (Photo: jak/morguefile.com)

The Basics of Growing Grapes for Wine

Posted by Cris Carl | Jun 24, 2012

Growing grapes for wine is a complex topic requiring a great deal of research and experimentation. However, in an interview with Sonia Schloemann, a Small Fruit Extension Specialist...


Agave scbra x 'Fernandi Rex' with Calibrachoa 'Coralberry Punch'. Photo by the author, Erica Glasener.

Annuals that Thrive in Sun and Heat

Posted by Erica Glasener | May 17, 2012

Annuals have long been popular in our gardens for summer color in containers and in the garden to help fill the gap when spring perennials finish blooming. Depending on where you live...


A wood fence is only as strong as its posts. Anchor posts properly in concrete, never directly in the soil. (Photo: Kevin Stevens)

How to Build a Rot-Proof Wood Fence

Posted by Kevin Stevens | May 06, 2012

Fences are normally built for two reasons: The first is to provide some level of containment, whether this is for the family dog or a herd of cattle grazing in the back 40. The second...


Motivation is hard when you're facing a home improvement project. Cris is here to help you get unstuck. (Photo: SweetOnVeg/Flickr)

10 Tips to Help You Focus on Home Improvement Projects

Posted by Cris Carl | Mar 28, 2012

If you have a home, I guarantee that you have home improvement projects to do. Whether relating to season, maintenance, upgrades, or repairs, there is rarely a time when the list is...


Do you want your garden to be lush and beautiful? It needs a few things from you. (Photo: rkramer62/Flickr)

7 Things Your Garden Needs from You

Posted by Erica Glasener | Mar 28, 2012

If your garden could tell you what it needs, these are 7 things it would request. 1. Realistic expectations: Designing your garden to provide year around interest or production of...


Arum, Carex and Hydrangea in November. Photo by Erica Glasener.

Sun Versus Shade: Know Before You Plant

Posted by Erica Glasener | Mar 04, 2012

When it comes to gardening successfully, selecting the right plant for the right place is key. To determine what the right place in your landscape is for your plants, you need to familiarize...