Articles by Wayside Gardens Writer's Collective

Kelly Funk, President & CEO, Wayside Gardens
Kelly is a passionate and experienced gardening expert, deeply committed to enriching her knowledge and sharing it with the gardening community. With a dynamic leadership background, she thrives on continuous learning and stays ahead of garden industry trends.

Kelly is recognized for her expert contributions to the field of gardening. She has authored and contributed to numerous expert articles that have been featured in prestigious publications such as Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Veranda, and the Old Farmer's Almanac. These articles cover a wide range of topics, offering valuable insights, tips, and techniques to both novice and seasoned gardeners alike.

Kelly's expertise is not limited to her written contributions. She is a sought-after source for gardening advice, known for her ability to distill complex gardening concepts into practical, actionable guidance. Her work reflects a deep understanding of the challenges and joys of gardening, making her a trusted source of advice for gardeners.

Eric Giandelone, Chief of Staff, Wayside Gardens
A knowledgeable gardening expert, Eric excels in customer service and marketing in his leadership role at Wayside Gardens. Known for his expertise in cultivating shade plants--especially hostas--Eric adopts a "plant it and forget it" philosophy, emphasizing the importance of proper conditions for perennial success. Because of his unique dual role, Eric can directly engage with the gardening community, addressing their needs while refining his gardening acumen. Eric is a proponent of pragmatic, sustainable gardening solutions, offering advice that is both environmentally friendly and easy to implement.

His insights, derived from hands-on experience and professional interactions, make him a trusted authority for gardeners. Through various platforms, Eric shares his knowledge on plant selection, gardening techniques, and landscape design, making him a key resource for informed gardening decisions.

Kristin Winterbottom, Chief Merchandise Officer, Wayside Gardens
Kristin is renowned for her ability to curate a diverse and vibrant selection of perennials, shrubs, trees, and bulbs, enriching Wayside Gardens esteemed online plant nursery. With an expert background in merchandising, she excels in sourcing unique garden plants, catering to the wide-ranging preferences and requirements of the gardening community. Her dedication to quality is apparent in her daily endeavors to augment the nursery's offerings, guaranteeing access to distinctive, high-quality plants.

As a seasoned merchandiser and avid hobby gardener, she is well equipped to share plant expertise and understands gardeners' aspirations. Kristin guides her team to select distinctive plants that encourage gardeners to explore new varieties and gain insights into crafting dynamic, beautiful, and unique gardens. Her commitment to delivering the best to Wayside Gardens' clientele underscores her role in providing a rich, engaging gardening experience.
Tips and Inspiration for Growing Fragrant, Beautiful Peonies
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Tips and Inspiration for Growing Fragrant, Beautiful Peonies

Peony plants are fragrant, gorgeous, and easy to grow. 

Grow Your Own Carnations
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Grow Your Own Carnations

Sweet smelling carnations make beautiful cut flower bouquets.

Grow Radiant Delosperma in Your Xeriscape and Flower Garden
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Grow Radiant Delosperma in Your Xeriscape and Flower Garden

Iceplant is a hardy flowering succulent ideal for xeriscape gardens. 

What to Plant With Hostas In Shady Gardens
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What to Plant With Hostas In Shady Gardens

Inspiring ideas for where to grow hostas.

Gardening for the Mind, Body, and Soul
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Gardening for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Get the most from your garden by using these tips to activate your senses and sense of well being while you garden.

How to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs
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How to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Fall planting for spring flowering? You'll be done in three easy steps. 

What Are the Differences Between Oxalis, Clover, and Shamrock?
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What Are the Differences Between Oxalis, Clover, and Shamrock?

Lovely oxalis, beneficial clover, and whatÔÇÖs a shamrock? Your questions answered here. 

When Growing Fruit, Patience is Vital
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When Growing Fruit, Patience is Vital

Practice patience when growing fruit trees, your patience will be rewarded. 

Your Guide to Caring for Houseplants
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Your Guide to Caring for Houseplants

Get the basics of houseplant care for your indoor plants needs. Tips for watering, soil, transplanting and more. 

Tips for Fresh Hydrangea Bouquets and Dried Floral Arrangements
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Tips for Fresh Hydrangea Bouquets and Dried Floral Arrangements

Hydrangeas are among the most stunning cut flowers. Get tips for when to cut, how to make them last, and how to dry hydrangea blooms.

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