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Joan McDonald

  • May 2014

    Create an edible container garden with a delicious trio of herbs

  • April 2014

    Have limited space in your yard? Tired of the same old terra cotta pots? Garden editor Joan McDonald teaches us how to get creative, and crafty, with three do-it-yourself container gardening projects

  • April 2014

    Recycle unwanted silver-plate pieces or garage-sale finds into interesting and elegant containers

  • April 2014

    Want a plant that provides shade as well as a sweet summertime treat? Try a low-maintenance, high-yielding fig tree

  • April 2014

    Reach new heights with vertical gardens—living “paintings” for patios, porches, or outdoor rooms


  • April 2014

    Give plain clay pots botanical pizzazz with this easy cast-leaf project

  • June 2013

    Plant a different kind of hibiscus, one that loves the Lowcountry swelter and can add zest to a summer salad

  • May 2013

    Do your outdoor spaces need a quick lift? Geraniums come in a rainbow of colors and a variety of scents that can enliven any sunny spot

  • February 2013

    Plant nasturtium seeds this month for a punch of color in the garden and a peppery bite on the plate

  • January 2013

    Feeling cooped up? Don’t despair. Bring the outdoors in with these easy-to-grow ferns. And they’ll transfer nicely to your yard come spring

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