Category Archive: Garden Talent

Goodbye summer…

Posted by on September 1, 2014

Ginger Snap Dahlia

There is always a sense of sadness as the sun sets on Labor Day weekend, even though it is just a date on the calendar. Summer is still an idyllic time for me, one that takes me back to my childhood in Norfolk, Virginia where I roamed the field across the street that lead to […]

Garden Talent: Herald Winter With Pine Knot Farm Hellebores

Posted by on August 24, 2014

Hellebore book

Before the wisteria blooms and daffodils begin their spring-time dance, and before the tulips turn your head, hellebores will begin a celebration in the garden as the harbinger of late winter. Nestled in a woodland setting in Clarksville, VA, near the North Carolina border, is Pine Knot Farms, a 60-acre parcel, with 5 acres as […]

Garden Talent: Dahlias, Darlin’

Posted by on August 1, 2014

Ginger Snap Dahlia

Early each morning, as she begins her day, the view of Yellow Mountain greets Vivien Phillips of  Newland, North Carolina. When Vivien built her home in 1996, she carefully sited the footprint of her front door a little left of the mountain axis, so each day she would be reminded of her deep roots as […]

The Secret Science Behind Successful Gardening

Posted by on July 25, 2014


Create a thriving, year-round garden with proper planning. By strategically planning your garden layout, you can combine growing areas for plants, flowers, herbs, vegetables, and even fruits that will flourish. This type of gardening, also called companion planting, has been used by different cultures around the world for centuries. By combining compatible plants in your garden, […]

GrowIt! There’s an app for that

Posted by on July 23, 2014

GrowIt! collage

This profile is a departure from highlighting an emergent in the field of horticulture; this post is about an emergent product called GrowIt! created by Seth Reed and Mason Day, co-founders of GrowIt! Here is an interview on how GrowIt! came to be, and following this account is a profile of Mason Day. This is […]

CLOSED Garden (books) Gone Wild — 7 Book Giveaway

Posted by on June 2, 2014

Gardening Gone Wild

Garden Talent Fran Sorin, with Gardening Gone Wild, is hosting a 7 book giveaway.~@HelenYoest Click to Tweet!         Plants With Benefits was included among the other 6 amazing books. Be sure to check out THIS LINK to enter. Plants With Benefits, featured in the New York Times, written by Helen Yoest “As I was writing […]

Garden Talent: Derek Bossen

Posted by on May 15, 2014

Derek N. Bossen

Name: Derek N. Bossen Age: 44 Occupation: Landscape Designer, Horticulturist Place of Employment: GreenBoss Design, Peconic, New York Where you went to college: SUNY Farmingdale, UGA Athens What is your earliest garden memory? Anticipating the Crocus and Forsythia in spring. What made you decide to enter the field of horticulture? I always liked getting dirty […]