Kelsey Savage


Kelsey Savage writes about homes and gardens when she's not doing her crafty best to spruce up her small home. In the past, she has served as an editor at Martha Stewart Living and Country Living. Today, she's a manager of communications at CHANEL. Kelsey Savage on LinkedIn | Google+

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10 Pretty Plants You Didn't Know Were Poisonous

Not every pretty plant has a pleasant disposition. Here are 10 of the most common venomous plants to keep out of your garden!

Everywhere Ferns: Choosing the Right Variety for Your Garden

With a history dating back 300 million years, ferns have proven their staying power. Today, their frilled fronds and varied green shades entice gardeners who appreciate their graceful app...

AUGUST 26, 2013 | MONDAY
6 Fast-Growing Shade Trees

A house surrounded by mature trees is simply beautiful. If your landscape is light on trees, choose one of these six varieties to deliver shade—FAST.

JULY 20, 2013 | SATURDAY
Managing 3 Common Problems Faced by Roses

The rewards of roses are not easily earned. These universally prized flowers behave temperamentally whenever they are not properly cared for, and sometimes even when they are carefully an...

JULY 18, 2013 | THURSDAY
The Plight of the Impatiens

This year, many are struggling to find a beloved mainstay of the American garden: impatiens. Sought for the vibrant colors of their blooms, as well for their tolerance of shady conditions...

10 Not-to-Be-Missed Sunflower Blooms

Nothing better symbolizes summer than a robust sunflower's bright yellow face, often so high you could easily mistake it for the sun itself.

JUNE 20, 2013 | THURSDAY
3 Special Geraniums to Seek Out for Your Garden

With a reputation for hardiness, geraniums can be found in literally hundreds of varieties, many that boast impressive, bright, and summery colors.  Whether in a hanging basket, patio con...

MAY 25, 2013 | SATURDAY
Dividing Perennials in the Spring

One of the pleasures of spring is taking stock in your garden: Which perennials are ready to be doubled (or even tripled)? To address your spring bloomers, you must wait until fall. But n...

MAY 16, 2013 | THURSDAY
Flowering Climbers: 8 Cures for the Common Garden

Grow your garden from ordinary to extraordinary with flowering vines that add a beautiful new level of interest to your landscape.

APRIL 30, 2013 | TUESDAY
Fresh Flowers: 10 New Annuals for 2013

Mix and match these new-to-market annuals to ensure an unforgettable garden this year.