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

No Duds, Please: Getting Great Fall Color Trees Landscape designer Maureen Gilmer shares tips for selecting trees with bright autumn colors. Learn how to ensure impressive fall color no matter your climate.  Read More »
Related Topics: fall | fall color | Trees
Art + Botany: Designer Pumpkins When leaves rustle and the wind howls, pumpkins become a favored medium for many artists. This gallery features artists with very diverse backgrounds—a musician, a sculptor, a forensic artist, and a farmer—and designs with equally different aesthetics, including pumpkins with flowers, pumpkins with dead musicians, and pumpkins with NYC pride. Check out these elaborate pumpkin carvings from six carvers—they're inspiring, scary, funny, and beautiful! See them all »
Modern Fire for Outdoor Spaces Forget the primeval campfire, and say hello to a modern experience of sitting around an open fire with family and friends. Paloform’s collection of fire pit designs offer sculptural shapes in simple vessels for contemporary settings. Here are seven ways to incorporate one in your backyard. Read More »
Related Topics: Grills and fire pits | products
Designing for Fireside Warmth: Tips for Outdoor Furnishings Now that it is past the autumnal equinox we begin to think of coziness and warmth as the days begin to get shorter and cooler. What better way to do that than with friends, sipping hot cider and devouring S’mores, around a beautiful fire pit or fireplace in furnishings that perform well despite fickle fall weather. Read More »
Related Topics: Fire | Furniture | outdoor furniture
Enjoy a Visit to the Succulent Café Stop in for a cup of coffee at a succulent fantasy land featuring a delightful array of plants all growing in unique containers, from old tennis shoes to hanging lanterns. This charming café may be one of a kind. Read More »
Related Topics: southern california | Succulents | Visit
My Garden: A Cool, Quiet Corner of the World To create the sense of a secret outdoor room, partners Robert Khazzam and Kevin Treanor planted a woodland garden, complete with a “forest floor” and a canopy of trees that provide deep shades of green and dappled sunlight in their private oasis. Read More »
Related Topics: Ideas | landscaping | my garden | New York | Photo tours
An Art Exhibit for Vegetable Lovers In a new series of portraits, called The Reaping, vegetables and fruits are used to represent human forms Read More »
Related Topics: art | exhibit | Visit
My Garden: From Folly to Fabulous After much trial and error, gardener Bonny McKeough finally achieves her dream of growing a magnificent herb garden. Read More »
Related Topics: Canada | herbs | my garden
Creating Long-Lasting Floral Arrangements Floral artist Gaige Clark shares simple tips for displaying and preserving cut flowers Read More »
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park No trip to the Vancouver area is complete without a stop at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Those afraid of heights beware that this destination will push your limits. Read More »
Related Topics: Canada | park
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