Garden Design

Choosing The Right Container For Your Garden

Choosing The Right Container For Your Garden

Containers allow you to place a little garden anywhere you like. However, when you're faced with a sea of pottery options, it can seem daunting to find the perfect one. We love to help our customers design and grow their gardens. We're always happy to help you select your container in person, but here are a few things to think about if you want to get a jump start on making the best choice for your garden! 

A Pollinator Garden at Swansons

A Pollinator Garden at Swansons

On a late-summer day of 2015, a windstorm roared through Swansons. Near the southeastern portion of the property, a fence draped with mature Vitis (Grapes) and Rosa (Roses) came crashing down and was then removed. Over time, Swansons thought about plans for the almost 100ft long empty space and by 2017 it was finally time to begin.

An Autumn Visit To Historic Dunn Gardens

An Autumn Visit To Historic Dunn Gardens

Every once in a while you discover a true hidden treasure, an oasis of calm and beauty in the midst of a busy city. It's getting harder to find them, but they do exist. We were lucky to visit just such a place: Dunn Gardens.

Meet Swansons' Container Design Team!

Meet Swansons' Container Design Team!

Our team of designers offers a breadth of expertise to help you make your living space an oasis. They create artisan containers and even offer in-home installation for larger projects! Check out their unique styles and learn more about each of our designers...

Planting Your Mid-Century Modern House

Planting Your Mid-Century Modern House

So, you’ve decided to move into a Mid-Century Modern living space? You love the clean lines, bright open spaces, the futuristic optimism, that color combo of warm pastels and earth tones... But what about the garden? What plants would fit into a Modern setting? 

Container Design for Sun: Simple Style Solutions

Container Design for Sun: Simple Style Solutions

Choosing the plants for a container garden arrangement can sometimes seem daunting. How do you decide which plants will create the multidimensional masterpiece you envision? 

It can be helpful to use a concept that breaks down the design process by categorizing plants into three categories: thrillers, fillers, and spillers

Ten Trees and Shrubs for a Small, City Garden

Ten Trees and Shrubs for a Small, City Garden

Welcome to garden designer and guest blogger Karen Hugg, who shares her favorite trees and shrubs for small spaces!

What should you plant if you have a 15-foot by 20-foot yard? If you have only a patio with a brief border around it? There are many dwarf and narrow versions of trees and shrubs that homeowners can use to create an interesting, colorful garden. Here are some of my favorites.

Getting Grounded: Using Your Garden In Your Morning Ritual

Getting Grounded: Using Your Garden In Your Morning Ritual

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and was in treatment for 7 months before starting my road to recovery. I should say “Rocky Road to Recovery” because it was something of an obstacle course navigating all of the changes in my life and side effects from treatment. But somehow, just when I thought I couldn’t feel worse, my garden invited me out to rebalance myself and find some joy.