Adrian Higgins

Washington, D.C.

Gardening columnist

Education: George Washington University, Master's Certificate in Landscape Design ; UK National Council for the Training of Journalists, National Diploma

Adrian Higgins began his career in the mid-1970s as a reporter in England for East Midlands Allied Press and its flagship daily paper, The Evening Telegraph. Since the late 1980s, he has specialized in writing about gardening, landscape architecture, and related environmental areas. He joined The Washington Post in 1994. He previously worked for shelter magazines as an editor and contributor. He has authored three garden books and contributed to several more. Higgins has wide artistic interests and sees his work and life entwined in a continual journey of creative exploration and expression. I
Latest from Adrian Higgins

It’s never easy to say goodbye, but it’s time for me to plant some trees

Whether they are found in a grove of birches or in a shady glen akin to the Hundred Acre Wood, trees are kindred spirits.

September 29, 2021

Gardening is an expensive hobby. Save money by starting plants from seed.

Starting plants from seed isn't easy and requires patience. But it's inexpensive, and the work is rewarding.

September 29, 2021

Adrian Higgins takes questions on bulbs and all things gardening

Fall is the perfect time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. Columnist Adrian Higgins takes questions on when and how to plant bulbs, and all things gardening.

September 23, 2021

How to plant bulbs this fall for a beautiful spring garden

Want a beautiful spring garden? Start planting tulips, daffodils and other bulbs now.

September 21, 2021

The gardener’s guide to snowdrops, dwarf iris, crocus, muscari and camassia

The smaller blooms produced by these specialty bulbs are perfect for small urban gardens.

September 20, 2021

The gardener’s guide to alliums

These close cousins of onions, chives, leeks and garlic bloom in May and June.

September 20, 2021

The gardener’s guide to tulips

Enchanting and colorful tulips can brighten your garden from March through May.

September 20, 2021

The gardener’s guide to daffodils

These reliable and varied garden staples should be at the top of everyone's list of bulbs to plant this fall for spring blooms.

September 20, 2021

In deer territory, good fences make good gardens

What happened when a nature sanctuary built a fence to keep deer from destroying plants.

September 15, 2021

Surveying the garden after a soggy summer

The excessive rains in the Mid-Atlantic have left their mark on struggling vegetables, perennials, shrubs and trees.

September 8, 2021