Made in the Shade

Made in the Shade

Whenever I talk to people about their gardens, one of the most frequently asked questions is, "What can I grow in the shade?" Many homeowners view these areas of reduc...

Hens and Chicks

Hens and Chicks

Sempervivum, commonly known as hens and chicks, is a favorite for adding texture and pattern to the garden. The plant forms rosettes of succulent, green leaves that lo...

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden

One of the pleasures I enjoy about a garden is watching all the wildlife that comes to visit. I am particularly fond of those little acrobats of the sky: butterflies. ...

SunPatiens Planting Party

SunPatiens Planting Party

I’m a big fan of having friends gather around an activity. I love hosting planting parties in the summer, and it’s something fun that you can do with your friends too....

How To Make Hydrangeas Pink or Blue

How To Make Hydrangeas Pink or Blue

How many of you remember the part of Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty where the fairy godmothers fight over whether Sleeping Beauty’s ball gown should be pink or blue? I ...

How I use SunPatiens Around Moss Mountain Farm

How I use SunPatiens Around Moss Mountain Farm

It’s always an exciting day when SunPatiens arrive at the farm! When I see them coming off the truck, the ideas start flowing. I think about where I’m going to plant t...

How to Grow Old-Fashioned Hydrangeas

How to Grow Old-Fashioned Hydrangeas

One of my favorite summer flowers is the old-fashioned, pompom shaped Hydrangea macrophylla. I can remember as a child being drawn to the cool shaded area on the north...

P. Allen Smith has parlayed a lifelong passion for the natural world into a career that allows him to share garden, home, and lifestyle knowledge and insights with a worldwide audience. As a conservationist, author, and television host he is a trusted resource for tried-and-true methods as well as cutting-edge knowledge in the small farm and garden communities. Whether its old-school flocks, eating local or green innovations, he combines them all at the farm he designed at Moss Mountain—a place grounded in history, inspired by his southern upbringing and guided by modern day application.