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Botanic Superlative: The Coldest Climate Wildflower Making its home in a variety of climates, including your own garden or Northern Ireland, the purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) grows happily even in the harshest of climates, making it the only small flowering plant to survive one of the highest and coldest altitudes in the world - the arctic tundra of the Swiss Alps. Read More »
Photography Exhibit Displays Trees in Their Best Light Wanting to share and explore his love for the trees of the Botanical Garden and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, photographer Stephen Kane’s Trees Love Light exhibit captures trees in varying stages of light, leaving a feeling of enchantment and appreciation for the light they hold from within. Read More »
A Waterwise Cactus Garden, Photo Gallery Enjoy this slideshow of the home and gardens of artists Roy Dowell and Lari Pittman. At their home in the foothills of Los Angeles, cacti and succulents flourish. We've included tips on how to care for these favored botanicals. To read more about this garden and its owners, read A Waterwise Cactus Garden. Read More »
Related Topics: cactus | California | southwest | Succulents
A Guide to Bringing Outdoor Plants Inside When it starts to get cold out, it only seems natural to make sure your pets are indoors and the kids have their scarves. Don’t forget a number outdoor plants can be brought indoors during the colder months to help save them for another season. Here's our guide to overwintering plants (as well as a list of which plants to toss). Read More »
Related Topics: Plants | Houseplants | Winter
Gardens That Grow On Walls Not just reserved for your grandmother’s dusty pink living room, floral patterns are an excellent way to express your admiration for blooms. Best of all, when the frigid winter air has you wishing it was June, you can gaze upon your walls adorned with floral wallpaper and remember the bounty of summer all year long.  Read More »
Snowdrops Keep Falling On My Head Winter storms got you down? These giant snowdrops are sure to perk you up! From the ideal plant pairings to a book with a collection of 300 photos, Galanthus delight with a whimsical feel in barren winterscapes. Read More »
Related Topics: Floral Design | plants | snowdrops | Winter
The Gardens of Downton Abbey With season 4 of the hit series Downton Abbey premiering January 5th, fans continue to tune in to the popular show about an Edwardian-era family & their estate. Filmed at Highclere Castle, a royal estate with a garden that dates to 1218, today the garden retains the aesthetic of its most famous designer—Lancelot Capability Brown, a preeminent British landscape architect who championed rolling meadows and natural overgrowth. Read More »
Our Top 10 Favorite Pinterest Boards Ring in the New Year with some great garden ideas from our top 10 favorite Pinterest boards. Be inspired by the beauty and usefulness of well-designed outdoor spaces from our own boards and others we love. Read More »
Related Topics: Garden Inspiration
Let Relics Tell A Story Connecting the ancient world with 21st century garden design, relics of the time such as rustic urns and pots can bring the romance of the ancient world into your garden.  Read More »
Spotlight: The Life of a Flower in the Rose Parade Are you watching the Tournament of Roses Parade this New Year’s Day? More than 30,000 flowers are used to decorate a single float in a matter of six days, and we wanted to know more about them! We went behind-the-scenes with Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, to find out just how all those flowers get selected and arranged. You’ll be amazed at some of the details he shared with us! Read More »
Related Topics: Design | Floral Design | Flowers | holiday
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