Category: Garden

This category is all about sustainable and organic garden ideas to dirty the knees and cleanse the soul.

Living Wall Gate Pocket Garden

How To Build a Living Wall Pocket Garden

Many of the living walls featured in my book, Grow a Living Wall; Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose, are focused on pre-made systems. Yet a few are homemade systems built with a bit of...

Backyard Garden Room Patio Makeover After

Backyard Garden Room Makeover – Before and After

It is time to continue our three months of AE Outdoor “Creating the Perfect Patio” garden room makeover project – the last redecorating project is focused on making a blank, awkwardly shaped flagstone patio...

Pink Dahlia in the garden of Shawna Coronado

How To Grow a Dahlia Flower

Growing a dahlia flower always seemed like this mysterious, complicated thing that was beyond my gardening skills, but I discovered it is easy to plant and grow a dahlia. Last year Longfield Gardens sent...

Newborn Baby Robins in nest

Robin Birds Hatch In My Garden

Last year we had an incredible experience in the garden; robins came and laid their eggs low enough that I could capture them on camera. We named the parents Elvis and Priscilla Robin –...

Swallowtail Butterfly on Echinacea

Top 10 Drought Tolerant Perennials

Want to save money by watering less and have a garden that needs very little attention? Try planting a drought tolerant or native perennial garden this season. Below I have listed some of my...

Potpal Dinosaurs on the garden path of Shawna Coronado

Dinosaurs for your Garden Containers

Whimsy. Lots of gardens lack it, yet every garden designer considers it. If you don’t have the budget for a giant whimsy-filled statue or time to rebuild that back garden into a whimsical hobbit...

Front Lawn Garden Patio Makeover

Garden Patio Makeover and a Succulent Wok

Let’s continue our three months of AE Outdoor “Creating the Perfect Patio” redecorating adventure and kick-off summer the right way – with an outdoor furniture front entry patio makeover. Last makeover I redid the...

Herbal Cocktail Garden Freestanding Living Wall

Easy Herbal Cocktail Garden Living Wall

An herbal cocktail garden is a genius way to bring scent, taste, and passion to your balcony or patio. They’re filled with herbs and edibles and do remarkably well in small spaces. Living wall...

How to Plant A Container Shrub Rose Infographic feature photo

How To Plant a Shrub Rose Container

Planting a rose often seems like a complicated project, however, the new shrub roses such as the Knockout are easy to plant. Simply follow the instructions on the infographic below to plant a shrub...

Tropical Jungle Garden with flowers and kale

How To Grow a Tropical Jungle Garden

Every season I deliberately spread all my tropical plants apart in containers and at the back of the beds in an effort to distribute them evenly throughout the garden. This time I decided my...

Ornamental Edible Beet Beta vulgaris

Growing Ornamental Edible Beets (Beta vulgaris)

Beets are one of my favorite ornamental edible plants. They make excellent ground covers, beautiful container plants, and of course, brilliant living wall gardens. Incredibly easy to grow from seed or vegetative plant, it...