Garden Plans & Design Articles

The New Year is coming. One way to honor this turning point is to celebrate the four directions or... read more
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct and even easier to maintain. Here is advice on how... read more
Whether your garden is formal or informal, the addition of an espalier, trained flat against a... read more
Imagine a gorgeous garden drenched with color from early spring to the first frost of autumn. A... read more
Garden-raised beds, tiny plots, container gardening, and other techniques help you grow more in... read more
What an interesting customer recommendation of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner!  Augustin R.... read more
We LOVE Christine’s review of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner! As well as creating her own... read more
You don’t have to be a pro to make great use of our tool! Angela used the Vegetable Garden Planner... read more
Allie used the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner to plant her own kitchen garden, with veggies like... read more
This year, customers of the Almanac Garden Planner sent us glowing reviews!  We were so excited... read more
Ready to try growing your own fresh food? It’s easy and fun to lay out your garden with The Old... read more
Contemplating your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground... read more
What can you do to protect your home if you live in an area prone to fire?  Learn about “... read more
Add interest to your garden with ideas that repurpose old things and make them new again. Where to... read more
This year, I had the fortune of visiting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in England—which is over one... read more
Below are garden plans for kitchen gardens (potagers). After you review the examples below, enjoy... read more
Below are garden plans for square-foot gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds... read more
Below are garden plans for dry gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds more... read more
See samples of garden plans for a backyard or family garden. There’s nothing like growing fresh... read more
See samples of garden plans for a small garden. Garden planning for a small-space garden is... read more
Get inspired with these garden plans for vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Nothing beats having great... read more
Ever walked the winding path of a labyrinth? My mother-in-law has created a beautiful outdoor... read more
Mint is an invasive thug in my garden and everyone else’s.  Runners spread rapidly and can choke... read more
Give your garden personality! Here are some great ideas for a garden and yard makeover from The Old... read more
Looking for great garden plants? Here are plants lists and advice for different types of gardens.... read more
For your raised bed garden (or any bed), here’s a way to estimate the number of plants you will... read more
Looking for garden wedding ideas? A love garden, like a relationship, benefits from harmonious... read more
Flowers bloom and fade, but foliage is forever—or at least for the season. Here’s a very attractive... read more
This flower garden plan will provide many years of enjoyment since perennials repeat each year; no... read more
This vegetable garden plan and plant list will please your palate! Harvesting fresh veggies, herbs... read more
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two... read more
A knot garden is artfully laid out and planned in order to resemble the threads of ancient Celtic... read more
When planning on how to design a garden, think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer... read more
Planting native species is a surefire route to a stable, low-maintenance, carefree garden. Here are... read more
Using low-maintenance landscaping techniques can reduce much of your yard work. Mowing, weeding,... read more