Rick talks about getting away from the notion of "control" in our gardens, and why that doesn't mean not doing anything.
Rick notes the similarities between his co-author William Robinson and Charles Darwin, as well as the influence of other thinkers on our notion of "wild".
Rick discusses what's new in this edition of the 1870 book, as well as the book's connection to New York's Central Park.
Rick discusses the sustainability and longevity of the wild style of gardening, and the difference between mere nativism versus picking plants that work for your conditions.
Rick talks about the new edition of this book and how influential it's been since 1870 in terms of understanding wildness, ecology, and garden design.
John discusses the problems with a one-size-fits-all approach for America's many different environments, as well as our obsession with perfection.
John discusses the aesthetics of grass ecologies, and bringing back the local grasses that once defined our communities.
John continues his discussion of the negative impacts of lawns — both environmental and economic — and the many benefits of meadow gardens.
John talks about taking care of the planet, not just decorating it, and how his book isn't just a gardening book, but a manifesto on the American lawn.
Love talks about clients who want instant gratification and shares how being a designer changes her personal approach to gardening.
Love talks about environmental issues, her favorite landscape features, and how to find a crew you can trust.
Love discusses useful education and organizations for someone starting out, dealing with difficult clients, and disasters she's experienced.
Love shares the best and worst parts of the job and discusses how being a successful garden designer is different from being a successful gardener.
Love discusses how she came to be a garden designer herself, her first client, and the toughest part about starting your own business.
David and Kathryn give advice on plant placement as well as mites and nematodes.
David and Kathryn talk about the basics of pruning and improving your soil, as well as dealing with insects.
David and Kathryn discuss the most common misunderstandings people have about plants and how to fix them.
David and Kathryn talk about the many different maladies covered by their book, and why they only recommended organic solutions for them.
David and Kathryn explain how the book evolved as a system for diagnosing plant ailments step-by-step, and how it works for all plants in all places.
Debra discusses the sophisticated appeal of succulents and why they're better than flowers, as well as what plants to look for and buying succulents online.
Debra talks about the increasing focus on plant staging — how to choose a pot, where to get them, and where to go to see the best succulent displays.
Debra talks about how easy it is to care for succulents, how to deal with a succulent that you've over-watered, and the use of succulents in green roofs and as fire-retardants.
Debra explains how containers make a difference for succulents, especially in colder climates. She also discusses succulents' role in basic design concepts.
Val reminds us not obsess over the details, trying to control everything. She also discusses what the criteria should be for your favorite plants.
Val talks about the bane of weeding and the ultimate solution. She also discusses how organic practices actually make gardening easier.