Helen Yoest’s Writing

Posted by on January 20, 2012

Author of  Gardening with Confidence –50 Ways to add style for personal creativity.

Recipient of a Garden Writers Association Silver award

Plants With Benefits : An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, & Veggies in Your Garden (2014, St. Lynn’s Press)


Working on another book for St. Lynn’s Press.


Country Gardens: Tomato Tasting Party

Country Gardens: Show Mums

Our State Magazine: How to Create a Natural Landscape This Spring


Country Gardens: Early Spring 2015: Favorite New Plants for 2015

Country Gardens: Spring 2015:

Country Gardens: Summer 2015:

Country Gardens: Fall 2015:

Our State Magazine: Creating Natural Landscapes.

Our State Magazine: Spring how-to Tips

Our State Magazine: Great native NC plants

Fiskars, January PowerGear2

Country Gardens: Tomato tasting coming soon

Country Gardens: Mum coming soon

Country Gardens: Topiary coming soon

Garden Ideas: Ten stories coming soon

Triangle Gardener: Interview with Shane O’Connor, florist to the Queen of England

Triangle Gardener: Designing with Succulants.

Carolina Gardener: Veggies for the Shade

Carolina Gardener: I can’t remember hahahahha will update soon

Homestead story – A Pepper story – coming soon

Triangle Gardener: Mums, coming this fall

Triangle Gardener: Collecting Boxwood, coming this fall.

Southern Living: Can’t say, coming this fall.



Troy-Bilt Summer

Gardening expert at Answers.com.

Carolina Gardener: 2014: To The Manor Born. July/August

Carolina Gardener: 2014: Waterwise Garden Design, Helen’s Haven, July/August

Triangle Gardener: 2014: Treasured Local Gardens, May/June 

Country Gardens: Early Spring 2014: New Plants for 2014

Country Gardens: Spring 2014: Biggest Gardening Challenge

Country Gardens: Summer 2014: Botanical Gardens

Country Gardens: Fall 2014: What are some of your favorite garden books?

Country Gardens2014:  Grassroots, What are your favorite public gardens?

Small Gardens: 2014: Seasons of Change, #149

Deck, Patio & Outdoor Living: Perfect Perch

Triangle Gardener: 2014:  A Love Triangle Plus 1 January/February

Container Gardens: 2014: Topiaries

Deck, Patio & Outdoor Living: 2014: Perfect Perch, 2014

Carolina Gardener: 2014: Lasting Impressions. How to build a hypertufa trough, March

Triangle Gardener: A Love Triangle, Plus 1, January/February

Country Gardens2014:  Grassroots, What are your favorite new plants for 2014?

Carolina Gardener: 2014: A Garden to Remember, January


Gardening expert at Answers.com.

Editor and writer for Tarheel Gardening.

Triangle Gardener2013: Living Wall Art – The Latest Trend in Gardening, September/October

Country Gardener: 2013: Dahlias Don’t Disappoint, Fall

Country Gardens: 2013:  Grassroots, What are the best trees for fall color?, Fall

Carolina Gardener: 2013: Stumpery Style, July/August

 Carolina Gardener: 2013: The Thrill of the Threshold, July/August

 Carolina Gardener: 2013: Short, Tall and In Between, Design tips for a beautiful garden at all levels, May

Country Gardener: 2013: Katie’s Krops, Summer

 Triangle Gardener: 2013:  Slow Flower Farming at Terra Ceia Farms, May/June

Christian Science Monitor Slow Flow Farming

Small Gardens magazine: 2013: Depth Perception, Classic charm keeps this New England coastal garden in constant fine form.

Small Gardens magazine: 2013: Problems? We’ve got solutions. Tackling the 15 most common challenges for cramped yards!

Flea Market gardens magazine: 2013: Made in the shade. A shade garden offers a wonderful respite from the sun, giving a cool feeling even at the height of summer.

Container Gardens magazine: 2013: Color Up. Succulents used in courtyard containers give color, texture, and require very little maintenance with a waterwise design.



 Deck, Patio & Outdoor Living: Spring 2013: Casual Elegance, cover story.


Gardening with Confidence Country GardensCountry Gardens:  January 7, 2013: Hell’s Angels Feature story about Pine Knot Farms, and hellebores.

Country Gardens:  Grassroots, January 7, 2013: What are the the Southeast’s best roses.

Southeast Gardener’s January Checklist

Southeast Gardener’s February Checklist

Southeast Gardener’s March Checklist

Southeast Gardener’s April Checklist

Southeast Gardener’s May Checklist

Triangle Gardener : January 1, 2013 March Madness: 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show – Brilliant!

Country Gardens:  Grassroots, March 7, 2013: What are your best plants for hanging baskets?

Triangle Gardener : March 1, 2013 How to Make a Lasting Impression with a Hypertufa Trough

masthead_logo Walter magazine


Lawn and Garden Retailer

Spokes in your social media wheel 


Country Gardens magazine

Field Editor, Contributor
Dragonfly Dreams
Create your own dragonfly garden, inspired by the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Fall 2012

The Well-Shod Shed – Cover
What was once a fairy tale playhouse in North Carolina has become the centerpiece of an editable landscape.
Fall 2012

Raising Vegetables – Cover
Spring 2012

Flower Frogs
Spring 2012

As Green as it Gets
Early Spring 2012

A Way with Flowers
Summer 2011

Garden Fancies
Summer 2011

Herbs Squared
Spring 2010

Tweet Treats
Spring 2009

Country Gardens magazine’s Southeast Columnists

  • Fall 2012 — What are your best late-season performers?
  • Summer 2012–Which roses grow best where you live?
  • Spring 2012 — What do you plant to attract pollinators?
  • Early Spring 2012 — Mail order catalogs
  • Summer 2011 — New plants for 2011
  • Spring 2011 — Bulbs for springEarly Spring 2011
  • Fall 2011 – Organic pest control

Better Homes and Gardens

Field Editor

Tiffany Lamps
August 2012

Easy-to Make Troughs
Spring 2010

Path Finders
March 2009

Nature’s Garden

Backyard Oasis
Summer 2010

Bird & Butterfly Bistro
Summer 2009 

Southern Living magazine


Small gardens

Scale up for Impact

Fine Gardening magazine
Southeast Regional Report

Fine-textured plants

Plants for Shade

Carolina Gardener magazine

Color My Winter Beautiful
November/December 2012

Grow Your Own Mushrooms
October 2012

September 2012

The Glory of Gates
July/August 2012

The Traveling Garden
June 2012

Making a Frog Friendly Garden
May 2012

Taming Tough and Tiny Spaces
April 2012

Your Level Best Garden
March 2012

The Story of a Garden
November/December 2011

A Formal Design with Natives
October 2011

Inviting Wildlife to your Backyard
June 2011

Movement in the Garden
March 2011

The Enchanting Garden
November 2010

Growing Privacy, Fast!
October 2010

Gaining New Heights in the Garden
June 2010

Make Your Fence Your Folly
April 2010

Winter Interest Under Way for Umstead Hotel and Spa
December/January 2010

Handling Houseplant Pests
November/December 2009

Urns Elevate our Garden’s Status
Spring 2009

A Perennial Favorite: Spring Plant Sale Held on the Grounds of the NC State Fairgrounds
Spring 2008

Triangle Gardener

Terrariums for the Holidays
November/December 2012

Artful Inspiration in Chapel Hill

September-October 2012

Visiting Longwood Gardens
May-June 2012

Have a Plan Prepared
March-April 2012

Adding Layers of Light to Your Garden
January-February 2012

The Lights Fantastic at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
November-December 2011

Transform Your Garden with Moss
August-September 2011

An Arbor Addition Transforms the Garden
July-August 2011

The Virtues of Herbs
May-June 2011

Be Creative with Container Gardens
March-April 2011

Winter Wonders: Plants for you and the Wildlife
January-February 2011

Keep Your Garden Growing in Late Fall
November-December 2010

Fall for Autumn
September-October 2010

Create Focal Points in Your Garden
July-August 2010

Designing with Vines
May-June 2010

Welcome Home as Close as the Curb
March-April 2010

Easy Steps to a Garden Path
January-February 2010

Creating a Wildlife Habitat at Home
Sept-Oct 2009

The Trillium
Piedmont Chapter North American Rock Garden Society

The garden sculpture and gardens of Marty and Alan Finkel
March-April 2012

Lesson your footprint through sustainable gardening
March-April 2010

Metro Magazine

The Walk Along the Waterway
Summer 2010

Hats On To The Annual Gala In The Garden
April 2010

The Garden Conservancy Open Days Tour 2009
August/September 2009

Elizabethan Gardens Delight Visitors
June 2009

Creative Design Draws on Asian Influences
December 2008

Pedigree Gardens Chosen For Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Tour
September 2008

Midsummer Eve Parties Benefit JC Raulston Arboretum
June 2008

Chapel Hill Kicks Off Area Spring Garden Tours
March 2008


Triangle Style magazine

Plant Bulbs This Fall For Spring Flowers
Fall 2008

The Larkspur Party
Spring 2008

Caring For Orchids In Your Home
Spring 2008


Beyond Bunnies: Accenting Your Garden with Art
August 2007

Living in Style magazine

Blooms & Brunch, a fun morning with a friend
May 2007


Martha Stewart Living

Better Homes and Gardens

P. Allen Smith

Christian Science Monitor

State by State Gardening Magazines
Curb appeal

Beautify Your Edging

Gardening with Confidence
Since 2007 – Producer, editor, writer

Moss and Stone Gardens — Where Moss Rocks!
From 2011 – 2012 – Producer, editor, writer

Tarheel Gardening
Since 2010 – Producer, editor, writer

Fine Gardening

Helen Yoest is an award winning writer and speaker through her business Gardening with Confidence ®.

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