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

How to Photograph Plants in Winter Interested in taking photographs of your garden this winter? Here are 5 tips from garden photographer Karen Bell about how to best capture your plants in all of their snowy glory. If you're near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, check out her photography classes starting in February 2014. Read More »
Related Topics: DIY | Ideas | photography | plants | tips
Our Guide to Conifers When it comes to conifers, the delight is in the details.  Read More »
How to Prepare Your Garden for the Winter Tips to ensure your garden has a peaceful winter sleep with the help from three essential books from Timber Press, you can treat your garden to a restful winter slumber, and it will awaken healthy and fresh for a new season. Read More »
Visit a Topiary Time Piece After an anonymous one million dollar donation, the gardens at Lotusland will continue to thrive the way Madame Ganna Walska dreamed when she created this topiary fantasyland, which includes a 25-foot floral clock, on her Santa Barbara, Calif. estate back in 1955. Read More »
Related Topics: California | estates | public garden | Topiary
Botanic Notables: The Poinsettia Did you know December 12th is Poinsettia Day? A Christmas favorite, this plant made its way to the United States back in 1826 and has been growing popular ever since. With media placement and the ability to cultivate a sturdy variety of "the Christmas flower", the Eckes family shares some of that history with Garden Design.  Read More »
Garland Revisited: Fresh, Fun and Full If you’re a last minute decorator, garland is your new best friend. Get that fresh smell and holiday appearance in a flash for your mantel, tabletop, bannister and more. We asked the experts what’s new with garland. Take your cues from their tips for instant décor that makes a real statement. Read More »
 My Garden: An Ever-Changing Therapy Garden In 2001, Sue Ingram’s world was rocked. Her husband was admitted to the hospital in a near coma from diabetes, an event which was to have lifelong implications for his health. To find peace through her pain, and to create a place of rest and revival to help him heal, she turned to gardening on her Kennewick, Washington property. Read More »
Celebrate the Nature of Christmas at Biltmore The holiday season comes alive with “The Nature of Christmas”, the 2013 theme at The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. We talk with the designers behind this year-long project and take a tour through the grandest of rooms. Read More »
Related Topics: christmas | Design | estates | Floral Design
My Garden: Bed, Breakfast, and Beautiful Gardens A visit to Sea Cliff Gardens B&B in Port Angeles, Wash., is literally like stepping into a painting. Strolling through the grounds among lush evergreens and rolling lawns, you’ll follow a flagstone walkway through a shaded woodland garden carpeted with primrose, hostas, hellebores, wood poppies and sweet alyssum. A waterfront rose garden with pink Adirondack benches overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca, toward the shores of Victoria, British Columbia. Over 100 blooming rhododendrons ... Read More »
Event: Hugo França at the Fairchild Botanic Garden ~ Dec. 1 thru May 31 Brazilian artist Hugo França can see form and texture in the remnants of once living trees. His hand crafted accents and furniture evoke the essential beauty of well seasoned burl and exotic wood grain. There's no better place to experience such natural creativity than at the Fairchild Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida. Here the artist and the Garden are committed to fostering sustainability and promoting conservational awareness. Read More »
Related Topics: botanical garden | exhibit | Trees | Visit
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