Winter is a great time to plan that new garden or give love to the one languishing out back. Whether you’re growing near mountains, snow, desert, or sea—the passionate gardeners listed below have hoed the row before you, and are here to help you blossom. Read along and be amazed—and let us know if we missed any of your favorites in the comments.
This cute married couple are the hot buzz on the scene for their cool confluence of boho California gardening and modern, industrial style. They blog on their outdoor home + garden renovations, as well as report on other cool kids on the same path—see growing your own wedding bouquet. If you do nothing else gardening-related today, scroll through the entire before and after gallery of their home. It is THE cutest outdoor living space/garden paradise ever created.
If the name doesn’t lure you in, the sassy smarts of the founding gardeners sure will. An awesome source for fun-to-read facts about cool ideas like permeable pavers (which would look spectacular in your yard!) and a Q&A section that answers your burning queries.
A perennial favorite, this sage blog offers endless insight to gardening newbies and long-time green thumbs. Fun posts include how and why to get kids involved in gardening and strategies for veggie gardening. Search the bounty by season, plant, or garden type for tips.
Blogs born of necessity are the best. Marie lived in a wee New York apartment with a terrace measuring 66 square feet. She was also an avid urban gardener, food grower, and became passionate about sharing her techniques. The blog—and her housing—have since grown, but that same dedication shines through in creative posts about how to design your own garden or instructions on growing arugula in the city.
This friendly blog teaches you to have a fabulous organic kitchen garden by investing just 20 minutes each day. The awesome series, ‘Before and After: What 20 Minutes Looks Like,’ teaches you how to get real results in short amounts of time. You’ll be amazed at what you can do.
This is a treasure trove of tips on creating, sustaining, and nurturing a bountiful backyard garden. Covering everything from tilling soil to planting ornamental perennials—Chris, the author, is passionate and knowledgeable about all things to do with backyard and blooming.
Gayla Trail started her blog to provide a resource for urban gardeners, like herself, who were working on limited budgets. The site has since blossomed and now includes, not only awesome city gardening tips, but tons of info like yummy recipes, and community gardening ideas.
Northeasterners, rejoice! Kathy Purdy’s blog is here to save your gardening dreams from frostbite and fear. Her practical advice for having a garden in spite of short seasons or cold climes includes topic such as the difference between a frost and a freeze and learning about cold weather wildflowers.
The self described ‘AZ Plant Lady,’ writes all you need to know about having a beautiful garden and yard in arid zones or drought-ridden areas. Check out her tips for making your landscape more sustainable and fun gift ideas like DIY rosemary salt (with rosemary you grew, naturally).
Here’s your go-to source for organic gardening and horticulture. Margaret Roach provides practical to-do tips based on the season, for example you’ll learn easy ways to clear leaves in fall.