Archive of: Gardening



The Gardener’s Winter Work January/February 2018

The Gardener’s Winter Work

January and February are an excellent time for gardeners to reflect, study, and plan for the next season.

Poinsettias December 2017


Poinsettias are synonymous with Christmas. In fact, the poinsettia is the most popular flowering plant purchased in the United States.

Grow for It! September 2017

Grow for It!

Meandering through older Columbia neighborhoods reveals residents’ love of horticulture in the remnants of greenhouses in some backyards.

Unexpected Annuals May 2017

Unexpected Annuals

Let’s look at some different options that can add drama and interest to the May garden.

Beautiful Canvases May 2017

Beautiful Canvases

There is nothing quite like Columbia in the spring.

All Sorts and Sizes January/February 2017

All Sorts and Sizes

January and February are sleepy months in the garden, but they are also the perfect months to critically evaluate the elements in the landscape.

The Potting Shed December 2016

The Potting Shed

Outbuildings have always been a very important architectural element in the design of major gardens.

Planted Focal Points November 2016

Planted Focal Points

The importance of creating focal points in the garden is to lead the eye and the visitor from one area in the garden to another.

Following Her Bliss November 2016

Following Her Bliss

With the first step into Hillary McDonald’s garden, guests are transported to a private sanctuary.

A Gardener’s Canvas October 2016

A Gardener’s Canvas

Dirt is the canvas for a gardener’s artistic brushstrokes. Hues of green and brown layer across a gardener’s painting with pops of vivid color … yellow, pink, blue, purple, red. Nature’s flora showcases the pinnacle of artistic beauty.

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