Okay, you wouldn't exactly pin us as the “plant-whisperer” type; in fact, we’ve woefully parted with one too many houseplants (R.I.P.), but we do
love getting our hands dirty in the garden. In fact, we’re always on the hunt for easy, no-fuss ways to spruce up our outdoor greens. And, this time we turned to green-thumb extraordinaire Johanna Silver of
to show us a thing or two about gardening on the fly for those without oodles of time!
She toured us around the spanking-new gardens and pulled crucial tips from the mags' new tome,
Sunset Western Garden Book: 20-Minute Gardener,
to help us whip up a stunning, lush space in a snap. From planting a “pottoman” to advice on picking the perfect plants, here are four tips that will up your garden game. Click through to read Silver’s 411 and don’t miss this Sunset Celebration Weekend Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 in Menlo Park (deets here
!) for more intel. Dig
Photographed by Maria del Rio