Posts by Sara Tie | The Plantium

Dog Friendly Plants

Designing with Dog Friendly Plants – Expanded

Note: This article is an elaboration of a quick post we did last year about creating dog friendly landscapes. The...

redbirds in a tree

Exposing Myself and Other New Year Resolutions

Sexy imagery of other people’s work is a fantastic way to ensure you keep your own work and your enthusiasm fresh. Flicking through other’s design solutions creates an arsenal of ideas at our disposal that you can then piece together in new ways to solve your own design challenges.

Beautiful Xeriscape

Xeriscape: A to X

Welcome, Soon-To-Be Xeriscape Experts Even if you have never heard of xeriscape before now, this article will provide you with...

Installed planting created using criteria-based planting design.

Win at Planting Design with Criteria-Based Plant Selection

We’ve all been there: You have poured effort into creating a strong design concept that is carried through your forms,...

Fun Facts: Planting Design ‘at Altitude’

This short article attempts to bring some clarity to the complicated discussion of “designing at altitude.” Everyone acknowledges that elevation...

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Oranges and Lemons'

Plant of the Month: Gaillardia ‘Oranges and Lemons’

Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Oranges and Lemons’ With low water use, an exceptionally long bloom season, and low maintenance requirements, Gaillardia x...

Golden Barrel Cactus

Designing with Cactus

What is a Cactus? Many people, even those who consider themselves familiar with arid plants, get confused when it comes...