He's Got the Dirt: Jim Wilson's Missouri Cottage Garden
A gardening guru shares the secrets of his lush Missouri cottage garden.
Jim and Janie's 15-acre parklike property flourishes with the dedicated attention of the gardening partners. Their pond has a manmade island that's lavishly landscaped and equipped with an outdoor dining room.
Photos by Diane Guthrie
Landscape designer Janie Mandel and garden expert Jim Wilson are partners and best friends.
A nearby herb garden is convenient for the kitchen harvest. The house affords season-extending protection from harsh spring winds and provides summer shade.
Janie used her millstone collection as the stepping stones on this well-mulched path.