Gardens

Your patio pots are ripe for a reboot. Revive patio planters with cool-weather greens!  By summer's end your outdoor planters are pooped, but there are still weeks of outdoor living to be savored. Bring them back to life. Simply swap out tired annuals with any number of cool-weather loving plants...
Your patio pots are ripe for a reboot. Revive patio planters with cool-weather greens!  By summer's end your outdoor planters are pooped, but there are still weeks of outdoor living to be savored. Bring them back to life. Simply swap out tired annuals with any number of cool-weather loving plants...
Overlooking a tree-canopied street in Salt Lake's Federal Heights neighborhood, a new landscape shows how savvy design and an eye for detail can give a modestly sized property huge style and loads of livability. Try out a few of our favorite elements by Gregg Hodson in your own backyard! A....
Japanese Anemone offer a beautiful and easy way to transition your gardens from summer to fall.   I'm a big fan of Japanese Anemones,” says garden designer Rob McFarland, principal of Ward & Child—The Garden Store in SLC. “The plants look lush all summer long and then they bloom as summer...
Garden designer Rob McFarland on hues, moves and going big.  COLOR "Crazy color combinations work well in a container, but not in an entire garden," says Rob McFarland, co-owner of Ward & Child – The Garden Store. "A simpler, consistent palette is more restful to look at, especially in a smaller...
The secret to stylish summer living could be just steps outside your back door. Turn to woven textures, geometric patterns and a breezy black-and-white palette to create a chill, behind-the-house retreat. Add desert-inspired details to perfect your escape. 1. Mojave Outdoor Pouf  $229, Crate & Barrel, Murray 2. Cactus Shot Glasses  $80/set of...
We tapped one of Salt Lake City's most charming and beautifully designed gardens—the oasis behind Ward & Child–The Garden Store—for clever ways to make the most of a small garden. Ready to be inspired? 1. BREAK IT UP  Thanks to the talents of owners Rob McFarland and Jerry Stanger, this small...
For the love of a homegrown tomato, really, nothing should ever stop you from growing at least one plant yourself. Unlike many things you can fail at, organic gardening, is worth the attempt, simply because the victory of the tasting is so very sweet. Jen Hill at Salt Lake...
Bury summer-blooming bulbs now for fabulous flowers and foliage throughout the season. Raise your hand if you don’t like robust, colorful summer gardens. Anyone? We didn’t think so. And burying summer-flowering bulbs (as well as tubers and corms) is one of the...
Want your cut flowers to last longer? Photos by Jadie Jo Photography Shiann Chambers, owner and chief florist at Salt Lake City's iconic Wilde Honey blooms truck, offers six super tips for at-home petal lovers, to keep your flowers fresh as long as...