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

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 »
Courtyard Garden Blurs the Boundaries Rows of pleached crabapple trees and a restrained color palette of whites and muted tones provide a natural yet dramatic garden for a Japanese-style cottage in England. Read More »
My Garden: A Paradise for Fish and Flora A barren backyard is transformed into an ornamental pond and garden boasting with koi and other aquatic wildlife. Surrounding the pond is an assortment of fruit trees that are quenched with nutrient-rich water from the pond itself. Read More »
5 Strange Plants From the authors of Bizarre Botanicals, here are some creepy plants to try for Halloween. Read More »
Related Topics: halloween | Photo tours
New York’s Completed High Line The third section of the High Line in New York offers gardeners an experience to learn from and appreciate. From wild and cultivated plantings to the use of narrow space, the section is sure to inspire one to look at a design problem from all sides and then create either a distinction or celebration in the space available, as the High Line shows. Read More »
The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns Imaginations come alive, along with pumpkins, at The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns in Los Angeles and Long Island this fall. View more than 5,000 pumpkins carved by artists and sculptures light up the night sky now through November 2nd. Read More »
Related Topics: Events | halloween | Los Angeles | New York | pumpkin
Creating Atmosphere: The Power of Collaborations Presented by The Garden Conservancy, internationally renowned garden designer Luciano Giubbilei will present an illustrated lecture on how the spirit of collaboration pushes his creative process further. Read More »
Ideas for an Alluring Autumn Garden Autumn is here and, in certain parts of the U.S., the nights become cool; and the sun, being lower in the sky, throws a vivid spotlight on trees and shrubs as they change into their cloaks of color. To celebrate this time of year, Jan Johnsen provides ideas for creating alluring autumn gardens. Read More »
Related Topics: autumn | fall color | Garden Inspiration
Dead Ends Garden Rehabilitates Garden Castoffs Owners Brandon and Melissa took their interest for unique, sick, and unwanted plants, and turned 4 acres of mixed forest into a sanctuary for garden castoffs. Read the story on how their little business was sprung, now populated with over 1,000 species of plants. Read More »
Light Up Your Landscape Would you spend more time in your garden if you had adequate lighting? Many may not think of the importance of lighting while planning out a landscape design. Safety, along with the ability to use outdoor spaces after dark are two main reasons designers recommend adding lighting to the plan. Lighting provides the option to dine al fresco, highlight your favorite tree, or to simply not trip down the stairs. Read More »
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