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The Weekly Notebook

Ideas for an Enticing Cottage Garden       Meant to delight and appeal to your own personal taste, cottage gardens will bring romance and color into even the smallest of spaces. Jan Johnsen gives seven tips to create an enticing cottage garden without the need for a passport. Read More »
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A Winter Jewel Box With the odds against her, Joanne Fuller of Portland Oregon turns her problematic sloped shade garden into a winter jewel box of hellebores and Lenten rose hybrids which can all be enjoyed at eye-level while still enjoying her privacy and the little natural light the mature oak trees allow. Read More »
Related Topics: Flowers | my garden | Oregon | shade garden | Winter
Our Guide to Conifers When it comes to conifers, the delight is in the details.  Read More »
Make an Escape to the Gardens of Alcatraz Alcatraz Island’s historic but long-neglected gardens are once again lush and colorful. Thanks to volunteers in the Bay Area, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Garden Conservancy, and the National Park Service, the gardens at Alcatraz are now flourishing after 40 years of neglect. Take a visual tour of the beautiful gardens now serving time on “The Rock.” Read More »
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 Gardens | 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
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