Recent Diy Landscape Design Articles

A garden trellis at Dumbarton Oaks. Photo by Erica Glasener.

DIY Landscape Design: Choosing Garden Structures

Posted by Erica Glasener | Feb 16, 2012

One of my favorite public gardens is Dumbarton Oaks, in Georgetown, a neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Even though I’m a plant lover, (so many plants, so little time) it’s the...

My own big and beautiful Italian flat leaf parsley. -- Erica

7 Giant Herbs You Can Grow at Home

Posted by Erica Glasener | Jan 12, 2012

I admit it, I live to eat. I also enjoy cooking and having fresh herbs to use for soups, stews and salads. With this in mind I grow herbs in pots and in the ground. As far as I’m...

Stewartia pseudocamelia bark in March. Photo by Erica Glasener.

18 Trees with Beautiful Bark

Posted by Erica Glasener | Dec 29, 2011

I look forward to every season in the garden and to the unique charms and qualities that each has to offer. In winter, a blue sky day is the ideal time to appreciate trees, both native...

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Garden Ornaments that Help Plants to Grow

Posted by Erica Glasener | Dec 23, 2011

When it comes to decorating your garden, there are unlimited possibilities, from elegant statues to whimsical whirly gigs. And, when it comes to ornaments that are not only decorative...

The Guernsey County Courthouse light show in the Dickens Victorian Village. Photo:

7 Regional Christmas Displays Not to Be Missed

Posted by Cris Carl | Dec 05, 2011

No matter where you live there is likely to be a Christmas display that will light up your heart. Some areas of the US have the advantage of what is imagined to be “traditional”...

Prunus mume (Japanese apricot). Photo by Erica Glasener.

Winter Blooms, Berries and Bark

Posted by Erica Glasener | Nov 17, 2011

Whether it’s the glistening bark of the paperbark maple, the brilliant fruits of deciduous hollies or the sweetly scented flowers of witchhazels, the garden in winter offers colors...

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Home, Home on the Shooting Range

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Nov 07, 2011

It has been almost 2 years since I bought my first firearm. I learned to shoot as a teen using some of the guns my father owned. He was a police officer and competed on the police's...

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Making the Right Landscaping Choices for Curb Appeal

Posted by Steve Graham | Oct 28, 2011

As much as we like to encourage people to use low-water landscaping techniques and to eschew the traditional lawn in favor of permaculture gardens and sustainable cover crops, there...