April 2011

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Frank Cabot
Frank Cabot, the founder of the Garden Conservancy, is devoted to preserving horticultural treasures from the inmates' gardens on Alcatraz to the work of a self-taught topiary artist in South Carolina. Most people know the Garden Conservancy for its annual Open Days, but the Conservancy has does a...Read More »
Garden Design - Moss
In gardens around Japan, moss is used to create spaces of deep tranquility and transcendent beauty.Read More »
Saiho-ji
The temple gardens of Kyoto, Japan, are famous for their tranquility and their use of moss. Our guide to visiting four of the most spectacular temple gardens.Read More »
Rock Cap Moss
Our basic guide to growing moss, with photos of four of our favorite varieties.Read More »
 Moss milkshake
Did you know that you can cultivate moss with a blender and some yogurt or beer? Here's our tips for how to make a milkshake of moss "paint" to plant in your garden.Read More »
La Colina 2
At their Dominican Republic retreat, interior designer Bunny Williams and antiques dealer John Rosselli team up on a foolproof plan for outdoor living.Read More »
spring burn 1
“We don’t call them ‘controlled burns,’” says Steve Glass at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, “because you can’t really control a fire, only contain it.” Fire can be a boon for meadows and prairies, improving soil quality and growing conditions for native grasses and forbs. We take a...Read More »
Garden Design - Bag
We're loving this waxed canvas bag, originally designed for carpenters, but perfect for a garden tote and handmade in Omaha, Nebraska. It's chic and sturdy.Read More »
bartzella peony
Peonies sell out fast, with yellow tree peonies going first. You can preorder herbaceous peonies now, and tree peonies are available spring through fall, as well as the hybrid Itohs or intersectionals. We take a quick look at the history of yellow peonies and why they command such high prices, as...Read More »
Garden Design - Pattern Fabric
Print-on-demand digital fabric is the newest frontier is custom fabrics and now design-your-own textiles are affordable and easy with Spoonflower.com. Spoonflower's fabric can be created and bought by anyone in small or big lengths (the opposite of "to the trade"-only designs), making a bespoke DIY...Read More »
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