Sparked by shortening days, poinsettias burst forth with dazzling color just as the world outside turns gray and cold. 

For any garden anywhere, there’s a berry to suit the site. Read on to learn more about eight berry-producing plants. 

See how several designers artfully incorporate fire into landscapes to create relaxing outdoor retreats that are perfect for cozy autumn nights!

The Weekly Notebook

In The Dark: Creating a Dramatic Backdrop Let your garden exude its color by painting in dark colors around it. Nick McCullough shows off dramatic plant combinations, including Dark Chocolate, Luscious Lemonade, and Emerald Falls, plus his top paint colors to use to highlight more of your garden. Read More »
Cut Stems for High-Reaching Flair As winter rushes in with falling leaves and cooler temperatures, a new landscape emerges with subtle hues and grey skies. In Central Ohio, Nick McCullough, owner of Red Twig Farms, creates spectacular varieties of container arrangements using the season’s finest greenery and twigs. Read More »
Related Topics: Floral Design
Christmas Lights Are In ‘Bloom’ at the Denver Botanical Gardens Take in the sights of holiday cheer as you stroll through The Denver Botanical Garden this year! Continuing with their holiday tradition for over 25 years, the botanical garden if full of wonder and delight including a new tunnel of lights to be viewed with special 3-D glasses. Read More »
Related Topics: botanic garden | christmas | Colorado | holiday
12 Days of Christmas Giveaway The items on our Christmas wish list are up for grabs to our newsletter recipients! Each day between December 11 and December 22, one of our newsletter subscribers will win a great prize we wish we had. All you need to do is sign up for our free weekly newsletter to be entered to win! Read More »
Related Topics: books | christmas | gifts | holiday
My Garden: A Native Garden Designed for All Seasons Feeling the need to pay homage to the native landscape around him, Garden Design reader Benjamin felt inspired to create an ecological and native garden at his Nebraska home. Keeping to the aesthetic of the tallgrass prairies he loves, Benjamin creates not only a native garden that looks great in all seasons, but supports the surrounding wildlife as well. Read More »
Related Topics: Midwest | my garden | native plants | prairie
My Garden: An Eclectic Garden Delights with Unexpected Surprises For ten years, Mike Osterling and Ron Alessandrini have worked on their Woodinville, Washington garden. Now that it’s complete, people are starting to take notice.  Read More »
Related Topics: art | landscaping | my garden | Photo tours
New Exhibit Displays the Art of Underwater Gardening Underwater gardening may be the perfect solution for gardeners who don’t have the ideal space or the perfect weather for traditional gardening. Now through April 12, 2015, the new exhibit, Aquascapes: The Art of Underwater Gardening, can be viewed at Golden Gate Park's Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. Read More »
Botanic Notables: Plants of The Hunger Games In anticipation of Mockingjay opening in theaters this Friday, we pulled this article from our archives as a horticultural hat tip to Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games trilogy. Read More »
Related Topics: books | botanic notables | dandelion | foraging
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My Garden: Against All Odds In the face of droughts, flooding, poor soils and harsh winters, this verdant garden in central Poland still thrives thanks to a determined gardener named Joanna. Boasting hundreds of varieties of plants, this small but hearty garden shows even when the odds aren’t particularly in your favor, a little experimenting and resilience goes a long way. Read More »
SeedWise Links Gardeners to Local Sources for Organic Seed SeedWise has created an online marketplace to bring together local, organic farmers with the ever-growing population of gardeners looking to grow non-GMO edible gardens. Read More »
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