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

For any garden anywhere, there’s a berry to suit the site. Read on to learn more about eight berry-producing plants. 
The blooms of late summer and much of fall provide plenty of enjoyment before the curtain falls for winter.

The Weekly Notebook

Lakewold: A Garden for All Seasons Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, Wash. is a delight to visit any time of year. We recently spoke with horticulture manager Mark Lyke for an insider’s view of each seasons allure, as spring isn’t the only time this garden puts on a show! Check out which highlights he looks forward to this winter. Read More »
My Garden: A Garden Labyrinth Becomes a Pathway to Healing Healing can be a delicate endeavor, finding a space to be able to reflect and recover was what landscape designer Claire Jones was tasked with when creating a garden labyrinth that would provide a private area for meditation and personal transformation. Adding together natural elements of bluestone, a calming water feature, and a perching boulder is what would lead one Maryland couple down the path to healing. Read More »
Related Topics: Design | Maryland | my garden | northeast
Plant Pointers: How Not to Error with Your Air Plant A charming addition to any room or garden, air plants have crept into our hearts with their ability to sit perched on a bookshelf and to add an element of Dr. Seuss to everyday life. With an admitted cloudy grasp on how to properly care for these epiphytes, many fans on our Facebook page revealed their trials and errors which inspired Annette Gutierrez of Potted in Los Angeles to give us all a few tips for these soil-less sensations. Read More »
Related Topics: air plants | Garden care | plants | tillandsias
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 »
Los Angeles Cactus Garden Succulents and cacti rank as extremely popular topics on our Facebook page, which led us to this slideshow of the home and gardens of artists Roy Dowell and Lari Pittman. With their home in the foothills of Los Angeles, cacti and succulents flourish, which is why we’ve included tips on how to care for these favored botanicals.  Read More »
A Guide to Bringing Outdoor Plants Inside With a large portion of the country suffering freezing temperatures, 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 | overwintering | 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 »
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