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On the streets in East London, Steve Wheen may be better known as the Pothole Gardener. He creates miniature landscapes in the city's neglected corners that encourage passersby to think about their environments, all of them: the green, the grey, the built, and the natural. His work has inspired miniature gardens throughout the world, and is now compiled in a book.  
Pruning woody plants allows their flowers and foliage to flourish, if done at the right time — and place. An expert shares his strategy for cutting back. 
Hot plus cool equals a jazzy ornamental pepper that’s not pungent, so it’s safe to grow around kids. Indoors it makes a wild “hairdo,” spring through Christmas, of twisty narrow peppers in ivory, yellow, orange and red. Also look for child-friendly ‘Chilly Chili’.
With commentary by Oehme, van Sweden principal Eric Groft.

Producing thick clumps of stems from underground stolons, Pycnanthemum muticum “creates a massed volume in the garden, and its silver-gray foliage and almost-white flowers contrast with the grasses.” A tough plant, it takes to wet or dry conditions, sun to part shade.

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We're so inspired by Michelle Obama's beautiful jars of pickled vegetables and bags of chamomile tea, all made from plants grown in her White House garden!
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These cool, custom-made necklaces have little planters that can hold a bit of soil and a plant, and were developed by a recent graduate of Georgia Tech.
At a classic Beverly Hills home, the interior design inspired a surrounding garden. A collaboration between French interior designer Chahan Minassian and landscape designer Judy Kameon, this modern house is designed for the indoor-outdoor life.
Katie Mendelson visits this year's Horticultural Society of New York Dinner Dance and Flower Show (theme: "Fire and Ice") and reports on her favorite tablescapes.
In our latest column from Marigold and Mint, she takes us to the peony farms of Washington State, highlighting these majestic blooms and pairs the flowers with garden roses for arrangements and bouquets that are the delight of every summer bride.
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