Our mission is to share the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. Grow with us.

hardscape

Small garden, big impact

May 8, 2018

The intimate scale of a small backyard can become a real asset. By incorporating details that add layers of visual intrigue, you can create a uniquely intense, interactive garden experience that isn’t easily replicated in large backyards or broader landscapes.

Read the full article →

Paws and petals: Quick tips for dog-friendly garden design

February 8, 2018

If you have dogs, take their needs into consideration when designing your less is more garden. In a small yard, space is at a premium, and some careful planning can mean a safe, relaxing, personalized oasis for you and your furry friends.

Read the full article →

Garden party: Designing your small yard for family and friends

February 8, 2018

Once the decision is made to upgrade a backyard, most of us want to get started immediately. But taking time to thoroughly identify what you really want from your space is a crucial first step to creating a successful, livable garden to enjoy with your friends and family.

Read the full article →

Less space? More enjoyment!

February 8, 2018

Once upon a time, small gardens were mainly confined to the condos, courtyards, and terraces of crowded urban areas while the typical suburban landscape tended to be large and sprawling. Today, small has become the new normal. And that is an opportunity, not a restriction.

Read the full article →

Enhancing what you have: DIY garden renovation ideas

November 2, 2017

There might be a lot about your landscape you find less than Pinterest-perfect. While not as exciting as starting from scratch, adding enhancing touches with color and artistry is a quick, affordable way to transform your garden and add more personality to your yard.

Read the full article →

From dull to dynamic: Professionally renovating a shaded deck

November 2, 2017

If you are a homeowner looking for some inspiration, or a professional designer vetting potential hardscaping strategies, this redesign of a shady back yard will shed some light on how renovation can revolutionize a garden.

Read the full article →

Outstanding southern garden styles

April 4, 2017

These gardens exemplify the many ways that design can transform a garden from something merely pleasant into an extraordinary blend of plants, hardscape, and that elusive quality, “sense of place.”

Read the full article →

Winter garden design

October 26, 2016

Although winter is primarily the time of year to showcase structure in the garden, this does not mean it needs to be devoid of color. Evergreens, colorful woody stems, ornamental berries, and the remnants of dry grasses and seedheads all partner together to chase away the winter blues. Enjoy the detailed “Winter Wonderland” garden design […]

Read the full article →

Cultivating Garden Style: Cottage au courant

October 21, 2014

Informal, quirky, and engaging characterize this garden style. Cottage gardens hold near-universal appeal, as they are often the gardens of our parents and grandparents. Born of necessity, the cottage garden was the original homesteader’s paradise. Always an overflowing, informal place where chickens might mingle with kids and bikes and vegetable patches, as well as the […]

Read the full article →

Cultivating Garden Style: Getting inspired

October 17, 2014

Cultivating Garden Style author Rochelle Greayer shares her strategy for design inspiration. Who wants a cookie cutter house anymore? No one I know. It is much more fun to let your character and taste shine through. We express our personal style every day in the choices we make: clothes, home decor, food, and products we […]

Read the full article →