The British rose breeder David Austin has been breeding old-rose plants since 1961. These gorgeous and profusely petaled flowers had fallen out of fashion as cut flowers because of their short vase life, but in 2004, David Austin introduced eight varieties of old-fashioned roses that will last as cut flowers for a week to ten days. We take a look at the history of breeding these very romanitc flowers.
Margaret Roach, former editorial director and garden editor of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and currently the force behind the popular gardening blog awaytogarden.com, describes her house and garden in upstate New York as a Wunderkammer, or a Cabinet of Curiosities, with each item "bearing the mark of nature," in this week's What Makes a House a Home.
Pick your own holiday centerpiece: We've put together DIY guides to five very different floral arrangements for your holiday table. There's one for every taste: modern, traditional, hipster, and dramatic.