"Crazy paving," the English call it.

In mixing paving and plants, the options are unlimited: the effects can range from tidy, formal surfaces, ready to withstand regular foot traffic, to casual bursts of foliage and flowers between stones, brick, and tiles. But the end result is the same: lively garden floors that invite people to stand or walk amid the plants. … Read more"Crazy paving," the English call it.

Get Expert Planting Advice from the Local Garden Center

Every spring people take to their backyards looking for ways to beautify their surroundings. Many people have a lot of ambition but unfortunately little knowledge on how to select and grow plants that will fare well in their climate. Thankfully local garden centers can be relied upon to assist people with their gardening questions. There … Read moreGet Expert Planting Advice from the Local Garden Center

Online Landscape Design – The Pros & Cons

I’m one of those landscape designers who loves to design gardens of all kinds and as the author of several books on the subject of landscape design I am contacted by people from all over the world, from a range of economic levels. They come to me because they’ve seen my work and really want … Read moreOnline Landscape Design – The Pros & Cons

First garden makeover: lessons from a family who did most of the work themselves.

Renovating a garden can be a challenge, especially for first-timers. But with a little research and a healthy dose of patience, flexibility, and elbow grease, you can turn bare soil or an San Jose, California San Jose (IPA: /ˌsænhoʊˈzeɪ/) is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is the … Read moreFirst garden makeover: lessons from a family who did most of the work themselves.