Pam Roy

Here’s how to make a splash — literally — in your garden

A water feature like a rock dish, fountain or blubbling vase creates a relaxing ambience.


Pollinator gardens: Bees need these three things to survive

Here’s how gardeners can add food, shelter and water to their own yards to support pollinators.


Rhododenrons have more range than you think

With more than 1,000 varieties, there’s a rhodie with the size, shape and color you’re looking for.


The farm-to-table concept in an easy-to-grow container garden

Through container gardening, you can grow edible plants in pots instead of the ground.

These native plants can grow in the shade of a tall evergreen

Reclaim the shaded areas of the yard by planting a woodland garden with ferns, salal and foamflower.

Take a closer look: Winter gardens share gifts in subtle way

Go on a neighborhood walk this month to enjoy the seasonal beauty offered by a variety of gardens.

Now is the perfect time to design the garden of your dreams

Find inspiration in gardening magazines, on the internet, in your neighborhood and at nurseries.

Secret garden: Privacy trees that won’t outgrow a small space

These plants offer some height to block out unwanted sights without taking over your yard.

Fall foliage: Add these colorful leaves to the autumn garden

Cool mornings bring a message of changing seasons on the way. After our record-breaking dry spell and heat, it almost sounds appealing. Yes, autumn is… Continue reading

Orange flower power: Bright colors add boldness to a garden

Orange is a not a color for the faint of heart. It demands attention, as if shouting out, “Hey, look at me! Take notice!” For… Continue reading

Say goodbye to grass: Replace your lawn with planting beds

Ah, the allure of a lush, green lawn. It entices one with dreams of taking shoes off and lazing around with a good book or… Continue reading