In The Garden


Spring for Succulents

The 411 on all things succulent.

March Madness

Here are a few dos and don’ts for March gardening in Birmingham that will allow you to work on your landscape without getting ahead of the season.

Gather Around the Flames

My wife, Cindy, and I love to escape the hustle and bustle while sitting around our fire pit on chilly nights. It’s so relaxing, and it feels like a little getaway in our wooded backyard.

From Broken to Beautiful

Recycling is cool, especially in the garden. See how to transform broken terra cotta pots into a unique garden vignette.

Think Outside the Door

Think outside the box this year and use a festive wreath as the centerpiece for your dining table for a fun holiday look. Check out the four wreaths we created to decorate our tables for the season.

Pansies, Violas, and Trailers—Oh My!

Plant breeders have developed pansies that will actually trail, or cascade, from planters to create a different look in the garden.

Creating an Outdoor Room

With the coming of fall, everyone wants to be outside. Why not make a “room” in your landscape and create a little getaway right outside your own back door?

Flowers Forever

Save your favorite blooms and stems by learning the art of pressing botanicals.

Art from Garden Relics

How to create a one-of-a-kind tool trophy using recycled garden implements, old pots, and watering pails.

Fern Fascination

Every year ferns are one of our top selling plants, and that’s pretty amazing considering they don’t produce beautiful blooms.

The Lowdown on Plants

Whether you call them groundcovers, creepers, or spillers, most gardeners are on the lookout for low-growing plants that will cover some ground.