5 Strange Plants

10.27.2016 - From the authors of Bizarre Botanicals, here are some creepy plants to try for Halloween...

Japanese Maple Care

10.20.2016 - From watering to pruning, get expert tips for caring for your Japanese maple trees...

Deer-Proof Bulbs

10.13.2016 - Keep Bambi at bay with these deer-resistant bulbs, including daffodils, alliums and more...

Trees for Fall Color

10.06.2016 - Add these beautiful native trees to your garden and watch as they signal the seasonal shift...

Fall Plant Picks

09.29.2016 - Dan Hinkley’s alluring plant selections for the fall garden offer up thrilling displays...

Fall Gardening Tips

09.22.2016 - Get ideas for extending the season and preparing your garden for next spring...

Tulip Planting Guide

09.15.2016 - Learn the do's and don’ts of planting tulips and get ideas for incorporating them into your garden...

Flowering Plants for Fall

09.13.2016 - Discover 10 show-stoppers that provide extended interest in the garden...

Seed Saving Tips

09.08.2016 - Looking to try your hand at seed saving? Take note of these considerations...

Grasses as Container Plants

09.06.2016 - See how grasses can add texture, color and toughness to your container plantings...

Preserving Your Harvest

09.01.2016 - Learn no-canning tips for preserving beans, herbs, leafy greens, onions, and garlic...

LongHouse Reserve

08.30.2016 - Jack Lenor Larsen brings an eclectic sensibility to his garden in the Hamptons...

How to Grow Dahlias

08.25.2016 - See a beautiful dahlia garden in bloom and get ideas for displaying them in vases...

Jefferson's Monticello

08.23.2016 - See how a legendary and bountiful garden has been restored over the last 35 years...

Drought Survival Tips

08.18.2016 - Discover drought-tolerant gardening ideas to help your garden survive a dry summer...

Joe Pye Weed

08.16.2016 - Grow these native wildflowers to attract butterflies and extend your bloom season...

The Great Great Dixter

08.11.2016 - England's idea-filled garden juxtaposes formal structure and wild plantings...

Heirloom Vegetable Garden

08.09.2016 - See how an organic kitchen garden nourishes body, soul and the local community...

Beautiful Foliage Plants

08.04.2016 - Discover foliage plants, the hardworking chorus line of a well-designed garden...

Subtropical Modernism

08.02.2016 - Discover how colorful walls & sculptural plants are used to create lively landscapes...

Agaves in the Garden

07.28.2016 - Discover if an agave is the right plant for your garden and learn how to grow them...

Bocce Courts

07.26.2016 - Here's the scoop about how to incorporate a bocce court into your own garden...

12 Summer Flowers

07.21.2016 - Discover a dozen colorful plants that will carry your garden through summer...

A Luxe Look for Less

07.19.2016 - Get five budget-friendly ideas for creating the garden of your dreams...

Coleus Care Tips

07.14.2016 - Get tips for growing coleus in your garden and discover 7 colorful varieties to try...

How to Mulch

07.12.2016 - Learn about good, bad and ugly types of mulch, plus get mulching tips...

Design Ideas for Trees

07.07.2016 - Discover how to make the most of new and old trees alike with these great ideas...

Stacked Stone Garden Sphere

07.05.2016 - “A ball of living energy, made from multiple colors of stone swirling about,” is how Devin Devine describes his latest garden art creation...

Mediterranean Plants

06.30.2016 - Discover 12 sun-loving, easy-care landscaping plants for your garden...

Hamptons Haven

06.28.2016 - An ugly frame does grave injustice to a work of art. And an overgrown, unwelcoming garden is no fitting frame for a home, especially one with the character of...

Disney's Horticultural Magic

06.23.2016 - See behind-the-scenes photos from our horticultural tour of Disneyland...

Summer Garden Tips

06.21.2016 - Refresh your summertime garden with these chores and design ideas...

The Best Flowering Trees

06.16.2016 - Discover 12 trees that offer show-stopping color and reliable performance...

How to Plant Roses

06.14.2016 - Learn how to plant bare root climbing roses and potted shrub roses...

Colorful Coneflowers

06.09.2016 - Discover 14 coneflower varieties for vibrant summer borders and bouquets...

Plants for a Butterfly Garden

06.07.2016 - Spectacular plant combinations for attracting butterflies and more to your garden...

Undervalued Vines

06.02.2016 - Take a close-up look at 12 vines that can fill a garden with stunning and prolific blooms...

Growing Colorful Calla Lilies

05.31.2016 - Discover 9 jewel-colored calla lilies and get tips for growing them in your own garden...

Planting Ideas for Your Garden

05.26.2016 - Get tips for selecting plants that captivate both people and pollinators...

Agapanthus Varieties & Care

05.24.2016 - Discover the best types of agapanthus to grow, plus how to keep them looking great...

Rooftop Garden Guide

05.19.2016 - Get answers to common rooftop garden questions from NYC designer Amber Freda...

Plants for Small Gardens

05.17.2016 - Get recommendations for small garden plants that won’t outgrow their site...

Growing & Caring for Trilliums

05.12.2016 - Discover the elegance and quaint charm of these beloved American wildflowers...

A Desert-Adapted Landscape

05.10.2016 - See how this desert landscape focuses on surrounding views and sculptural plants...

Grow Lilies in Your Garden

05.05.2016 - Discover one of the most beloved bulbs for high drama and romance all summer long...

Residential Retreat in Austin

05.03.2016 - Tour this half-acre landscape where Christy Ten Eyck created a spot for residents and wildlife to enjoy...

Meadow Magic

04.28.2016 - Tour a lakefront garden that married beauty with sustainability by replacing turf with a meadow...

Growing Elephant Ears

04.26.2016 - Elephant ears bring to mind lush, tropical forests, adding drama to both gardens and containers...

A Sustainable Strolling Garden

04.21.2016 - Tour Rick Darke and Melinda Zoehrer’s 1.5-acre sustainable property in Landenberg, Pennsylvania...

Explore Europe’s Greatest Gardens

04.19.2016 - Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and traditions of another country through their iconic gardens...

Creating a Container Planting

04.14.2016 - Bring fresh style to your garden with these how to tips for using planters as design features...

8 Landscape Design Tips

04.12.2016 - Enhance your garden with these useful design tips, tricks and techniques from designer Jan Johnsen...

Outdoor Entertaining Tips

04.07.2016 - Get five tips from a pro for making guests feel comfortable when entertaining in your garden...

Tropical Garden Makeover

04.05.2016 - An overgrown garden in Portland is simplified and tidied, resulting in a comfortable and calm retreat...

Spring Blooming Bulbs

03.31.2016 - Planted in the fall, these 18 stunning and offbeat bulbs offer brilliant blooms come spring...

11 Spring Gardening Ideas

03.29.2016 - Bring on spring and enjoy your garden anew with these creative ideas from our favorite designers, authors, and retailers...

Spring Wildflowers

03.24.2016 - Discover 9 wildflowers that brave the risk of late frost to carpet the woodland floor...

Succulent Care Essentials

03.22.2016 - Debra Lee Baldwin shares six secrets for growing succulents successfully in your own garden...

The Shamrock

03.17.2016 - Learn the story of a plant that has evolved into an icon, one that festoons St. Patrick's Day festivities...

Creating Night Garden Drama

03.15.2016 - C.L. Fornari shares plant suggestions and lighting tips for creating a cocktail-hour garden...

Felled Tree Inspires Sculpture

03.10.2016 - When strong winds blew the top off an ancient maple, Pat Webster created a work of art around its trunk...

Create the Illusion of Water

03.08.2016 - Pam Penick shares how to use grasses, trees, groundcovers and more to evoke water in a dry garden...

5 Favorites from the New Issue

03.03.2016 - From a Mediterranean-style garden to mismatched bud vases, this issue is packed with vibrant color...

Online Perennial Course

03.01.2016 - MyGardenSchool teams up with Noel Kingsbury for a course about using perennials as garden plants...

Hummingbird Container Recipe

02.25.2016 - A recipe for an easy five-plant container garden that provides a smorgasbord of nectar-rich flowers...

Terraced Urban Sanctuary

02.23.2016 - A small property in need of an identity gets personalized outdoor rooms that delight the senses...

Creating a Shade Garden

02.18.2016 - See how a former eyesore was transformed into a shady retreat complete with colorful woodland plants...

Amazing Air Plants

02.16.2016 - Needing no soil, air plants, or tillandsias, come in a variety of fantastic shapes and colors...

Romantic English Gardens

02.11.2016 - Isabel and Julian Bannerman are known for recreating the romance of the classic English garden...

Simplicity & Structure Rule

02.09.2016 - See how a tiny, narrow lot in Eugene, Oregon became a pocket-size garden full of treasures...

17 Hellebore Flowers

02.04.2016 - Among the earliest and most exquisite flowers in the spring garden, hellebores are an indispensable plant...

A Luxe Look for Less

01.28.2016 - Get five budget-friendly ideas for creating the garden of your dreams without spending a small fortune...

How to Force Branches

01.26.2016 - Learn how to trick the branches of flowering trees and shrubs into blooming early in just four easy steps...

Winter Garden in California

01.21.2016 - See how evergreens, grasses, fruit-bearing plants and more unite to create a winter garden that glows...

Transforming a Small Garden

01.19.2016 - Discover 7 simple steps for making the most of limited space from this backyard in Georgetown...

Tropical Gardens Reinvented

01.14.2016 - In Sri Lanka, the Bawa brothers created wonderfully idiosyncratic gardens that have become their legacies...

13 Plants for a Modern Garden

01.12.2016 - Statuesque and carefree, these bold plants will make your midcentury garden more stylish than ever...

English Gardens

01.07.2016 - Discover why English gardens still rule and get ideas for creating your own English-inspired landscape...

Witch Hazel Brings Hope

01.05.2016 - While most plants lie dormant, the slender branches of witch hazel burst into bloom with ribbon-like petals...

Our Guide to Conifers

12.22.2015 - Learn how evergreen trees can be used to create a beautiful backbone for a four-season garden...

Holiday Centerpiece Guide

12.17.2015 - Get step-by-step instructions for creating five gorgeous floral arrangements for your holiday table...

Colorful Poinsettia Plants That Pop

12.15.2015 - Sparked by shortening days, poinsettias burst forth with dazzling color just as the world outside turns gray and cold...

Well-Designed Rain Gardens

12.08.2015 - Call it a bio-infiltration basin or, more romantically, a rain garden. Either way, it’s a shallow planted depression designed to hold water until it soaks into the soil...

Capturing a Garden’s Essence at Dawn

12.03.2015 - A look at our favorite images from Stacy Bass’ Gardens at First Light, including some of the most beautiful private gardens in the country...

8 Gardening Books on Our Wish List

12.01.2015 - From documentaries to inspiring photographic tours, browse our editors’ top picks for books with timeless advice and endless garden design inspiration...

A Caribbean Hotel with an Innovative Garden

11.24.2015 - On the Caribbean island of Nevis, the diverse styles of artists Helen and Brice Marden and landscape architect Raymond Jungles yield a singular vision...

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

11.19.2015 - Find a thoughtful gift for your friend or loved one with our curated collection...

Plants of The Hunger Games

11.17.2015 - In anticipation of Mockingjay, Part 2 opening in theaters this Friday, we pulled this article from our archives as a horticultural hat tip to Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games trilogy...

Designing for Fireside Warmth

11.12.2015 - 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 to sit around the fire...

Chaumont-Sur-Loire International Garden Festival

11.10.2015 - Since 1992 Domaine de Chaumont-Sur-Loire, a historic French chateau, has hosted the International Garden Festival, a showcase of creative display gardens...

A Garden for Misfit Plants

11.05.2015 - Ever wonder where the leftover or unwanted plants of a design go to pasture? Many of these plants find their way to designer Anna Brooks' Michigan garden...

A Photographer Creates a ‘Picture-Perfect’ Garden

11.03.2015 - After years of photographing beautiful landscapes, photographer Dona Kopol Bonick decided to put her camera down and create her own frame-worthy garden...

Light Up Your Landscape

10.29.2015 - With the end of Daylight Savings Time arriving, now is a great time to consider the importance of lighting while planning out a landscape design...

Stylish Harvest Table Arrangements

10.27.2015 - Our friends at Studio Choo, Sullivan Owen, and Asrai Gardens share some great tips for a professional twist on your fall centerpieces and table decor...

How to Preserve Herbs

10.22.2015 - Gathering herbs at the end of the season is vital to keeping supplies available after the garden has gone quiet for the winter. To get the best of the garden...

Contemporary English Garden Reflects the Past

10.20.2015 - In Hertfordshire, England a designer plays with the juxtaposition of old and new to create a garden in harmony with its history and surroundings...

A Native Garden Designed for All Seasons

10.15.2015 - Keeping to the aesthetic of the tallgrass prairies, this garden looks great in all seasons and supports the surrounding wildlife as well...

From-the-Garden Wreaths for Holiday Decorating

10.13.2015 - With a touch of charm and a wild, from-the-garden aesthetic, we rounded up these garden-inspired wreaths that are perfect for your décor from Thanksgiving to Christmas...

Six Tulips to Plant Now

10.08.2015 - When the gray skies of winter loom in the distance, it’s time to get planting! Tuck in a quiet bed of bulbs and imagine a warm spring with brilliant blooms...

Seattle Garden Unites a Melting Pot of Styles

10.06.2015 - Described by visitors as “serene, peaceful, and relaxing,” Tatyana Searcy’s lush garden, located on a peninsula across the Puget Sound, belies its rocky beginnings...

Landscape Architecture Coast-to-Coast Presentation

10.01.2015 - Please join Garden Design magazine in NYC as landscape architect Edmund Hollander of New York and Landscape designer Richard Hartlage of Seattle share timeless principles...

Ideas for an Alluring Autumn Garden

09.29.2015 - Autumn is here and, in certain parts, the nights become cool and the sun throws a vivid spotlight on trees and shrubs as they change into their cloaks of color...

Fall for Succulents

09.24.2015 - Whether you’re planning a Thanksgiving feast or just getting in the autumn mood, we’ve found the season’s freshest ideas for decorating with ever-popular succulents...

Expert Plant Picks for Your Fall Garden

09.22.2015 - Dan Hinkley’s alluring plant selections for the fall garden offer up thrilling displays of purples, pinks, and reds as other plants and seed heads are turning brown...

Using Planters and Pathways to Lure the Eye

09.17.2015 - In residential gardening, one of the toughest challenges is what to do with those narrow, cramped side yards and how to make them attractive passageways...

Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth

09.15.2015 - Tips on designing a contemporary landscape that is suited to the welcoming indoor-outdoor lifestyle modern gardeners are trying to create...

A Modern Garden in Deer Country

09.10.2015 - Deer and gardening do not mix. The deer chomp on everything. But have heart! You can create a stylish landscape using deer-resistant plants...

Planters with Personality

09.08.2015 - Picking out plants for a container is only half the fun. Let the pot make as much of a statement as the plants! We’ve had our eye on some popular and unique containers...

The Power of a Garden Portal

09.03.2015 - A garden gate is a portal that signifies a transition into a new space and experience. Like Alice looking down the rabbit hole, a gate leads us from...

Going Beyond the Straight and Narrow

09.01.2015 - This terraced garden in Portland, Oregon, exemplifies how good landscape design can maximize the livability of even the smallest spaces...

Flowering Shrubs for Fall

08.27.2015 - One of my biggest and best downsizing strategies was to replace sweeps of mixed perennial gardens with flowering shrubs and conifers...

The Bakwin Garden

08.25.2015 - Thanks to the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program, landscape designer and author Jan Johnsen peeks inside the 50 acre Bakwin Garden in New York’s Hudson Valley...

Symposium Demonstrates the Art of English Gardening

08.20.2015 - This two-day symposium in October features lectures from Fergus Garrett and Aaron Bertelson of Great Dixter in England...

Cutting Edge: 10 Gardening Tools the Experts Are Using

08.18.2015 - We did a little scouting and found the best gardening tools recommended by expert landscape designers, horticulturalists, and nurserymen...

Explore the Nature and Design of Living Landscapes

08.13.2015 - September 12 & 13, Hollister House Garden in Connecticut, and the Garden Conservancy will present their fifth study weekend...

The Path Less Taken

08.11.2015 - These homeowners hired the Los Angeles-based design firm Commune to transform their home and steep gardens into a series of...

8 Wooden Outdoor Stools & Side Tables

08.06.2015 - We’ve rounded up eight of our favorite drum-style furnishings that were inspired by one material: wood...

5 Dazzling Summer Bouquets

08.04.2015 - With bright colors and effortless beauty, summer blooms add a layer of joy to hot days. We talked to five floral designers about their current favorite...

6 Incredible Gardens to Visit at Night

07.30.2015 - Magic happens after dark when six botanic gardens light up the night with an amazing collection of illuminated displays. The gardens blend sculptural...

Restoring Balance

07.28.2015 - An award-winning landscape design by LaurelRock Company gives equal weight to aesthetics and the environment at this Connecticut home...

5 Surprising Must-Sees at The Huntington

07.23.2015 - The Botanical Gardens at The Huntington have been delighting visitors for generations. Some of the original landscapes have become iconic...

Container Gardens Made for the Shade

07.21.2015 - We all seem to have that dark corner of our garden or porch that looks uninviting, cold, and in major need of color. Janet Loughrey offers solutions for livening up that shady area...

Chanticleer's New Attractions for 2015

07.16.2015 - Home to more than 30 public gardens and historic landscapes, the Philadelphia region is a tourist mecca for avid gardeners. One garden not to be missed is Chanticleer...

See an Aerial View of the Magnificent Lake Como

07.14.2015 - A breathtaking video, taken by French photographer, filmmaker, and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand, shows the stunning landscapes...

Versatility of Espaliers

07.09.2015 - Espaliers in containers or planted along a brick wall provide interest and life to a barren visual space. Compared to ivy, the maintenance and price are...

Groundbreaking Food Gardens

07.07.2015 - For the design-oriented gardener, growing your own vegetables brings to mind a functional but dull row of neatly planted rectangular raised beds. While they...

Shade Garden Design Ideas

07.02.2015 - For some gardeners shade is a luxury, for others it is challenge. If you fall into the latter group, don’t give up. A thriving garden in the shade is possible...

7 Water-Wise Plants for Desert Regions

06.30.2015 - Jim Martinez has been creating water-wise gardens for more than 30 years. He shares seven of his favorite plants to grow in dry conditions...

Our Fourth of July Favorites

06.25.2015 - Here are our 10 favorite foods, flowers, and outdoor accessories for your 4th of July celebration...

I Love This Plant: Thermopsis

06.23.2015 - I love the pea family, from the edible to the ornamental. Ever since I started bush beans in a milk carton in Miss Goodwin’s first-grade class...

Italy Inspired: South Florida Landscape

06.18.2015 - Terry Rakolta has no trouble reeling off words to describe what she desired for her South Florida waterfront property, a wedge-shaped half-acre mostly...

Gardenista Considered Design Awards

06.16.2015 - Calling all amateur and professional designers, and home gardeners, here’s your chance to share your home garden and outdoor spaces. Hosted by Gardenista.com...

Tower Hill Announces New Garden Within Reach

06.11.2015 - Envisioned as a special spot where anyone can experience the joys and benefits of gardening, the new Garden Within Reach at Tower Hill Botanic Garden...

From Barren Rock to Lush Hillside Retreat

06.09.2015 - Nestled on the edge of a forest in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the hillside property is a breathtaking landscape composed of rock outcroppings, grassy slopes, and...

I Love This Plant: Wilson Lemon

06.02.2015 - I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of citrus as ornamental plants. Most can be big and gawky, some are wickedly thorny, and they must be schlepped in and out...

Take a Photographic Journey of Gardens After Dark

05.28.2015 - A seldom-seen botanical nightlife captured while the world slumbers is revealed in the Garden at Night Exhibit, running June 6 through August 30, 2015...

Explore Gardening in a Changing World

05.26.2015 - We are often so focused on tip-toeing through the tulips in our own backyards that we overlook what’s happening in the wondrous plant world outside our...

Fairchild’s Million Orchid Project

05.21.2015 - More than a century ago, South Florida was a natural orchid paradise, with masses of orchids blanketing every oak and mahogany tree. That all changed in the late 1800s...

Oaxaca's Ethnobotanical Garden

05.19.2015 - Discover the story behind Mexico's ethnobotanical garden in Oaxaca, one of the world’s most original public gardens, and a landscape of unexpected shapes and colors...

Enjoy a Visit to the Charming Succulent Café

05.14.2015 - There aren't many places where you can stop in for a cup of coffee and leave with a succulent plant. In fact, the charming little Succulent Café in Oceanside...

Small London Garden Calls Day and Night

05.12.2015 - Known as the “Garden Capital of the World,” London is renowned for its magnificent formal gardens, including the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and the gardens at...

Overgrown Hillside Becomes a Wooded Wonderland

05.07.2015 - Some of the most delightful gardens are those that come together haphazardly, with no particular plan in mind. Instead, they are the result of hard work...

Visit Cricket Hill Garden

05.05.2015 - Join Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston, Connecticut for their annual peony festival from May 10 to June 21, 2015. Cricket Hill, a six-acre display garden, was founded...

Atlanta Botanical Garden Aglow with Light

04.30.2015 - From this May through October, the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be aglow with hundreds of miles of fiber-optic lights as part of a stunning outdoor art exhibition...

Delightful Daffodils

04.28.2015 - With their starched petals, crisp trumpets, and dignified mien, daffodils have a military flair. But they’re also cheery team players...

Artist Takes Creative Approach to Garden Design

04.23.2015 - A ramshackle 80-year-old farmhouse surrounded by 6 acres of rampant weeds, brambles, and invasive Himalayan blackberries hardly describes...

I Love This Plant: Sharkskin Agave

04.21.2015 - During a trip to Puerto Escondido in Southern Mexico, I rediscovered the majestic agave, and ever since then they have occupied my conscious thoughts as well as sticking...

A Naturalistic Garden Welcomes Birds & Bees

04.16.2015 - A common mistake gardeners make is adorning their flower beds with plants that appeal to them visually with little thought given to their impact on the environment...

New Outdoor Furniture Collection Inspired by Nature

04.14.2015 - Beautiful gardens and landscapes are meant to be gazed upon and savored. To create a comfortable environment for those who love to watch their gardens grow...

2015 Tour Series Explores European Gardens

04.09.2015 - If you love wandering through beautiful gardens and have a passion for travel, then don’t miss an unforgettable series of tours that will show you some of the best...

Our Top 10 Favorite Pinterest Boards

12.30.2013 - 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...

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