Witch hazel, which blooms in the middle of winter, is a natural remedy for the wintertime blues. With flowers that resemble delicate bits of yellow, copper, or red ribbon, witch hazel is not only a burst of color, but can also produce a delicious and powerful fragrance in the icy air. Plus: We list six of our favorite witch hazel varieties.
Owners Brandon and Melissa took their interest for unique, sick, and unwanted plants, and turned 4 acres of mixed forest into a sanctuary for garden castoffs. Read the story on how their little business was sprung, now populated with over 1,000 species of plants.
Color, texture, and height—three things to make a statement in the garden. Nick McCullough guides us through experimenting with these three characteristics and the plants used to achieve unexpected and tasteful container garden combinations including drought-tolerant picks.
Gardens are a thoughtful process. Incorporating privacy, style, and function were the thoughts Garden Design reader Christina Salwitz kept in mind while transforming her yard into a private courtyard she could call her own. Brimming with color, Christina shares her personality through her garden.
Bursting into bloom just as winter takes over, witch hazel not only offers hope that spring is on the way with its fragrant bright blooms, but also offers time-honored healing qualities that make these east coast natives a tonic for the body and soul.
Wanting to create a garden with native plants to support and invite wildlife, Michael Farndale of Bothell, Wash. transforms his “old school” grassy front yard into a thriving Zen-like retreat which requires minimum work, all while offering an array of plants, meditation space, and a sculptural fountain to be enjoyed virtually year round.
A charming addition to any room or garden, air plants have crept into our hearts with their ability to sit perched on a bookshelf and to add an element of Dr. Seuss to everyday life. With an admitted cloudy grasp on how to properly care for these epiphytes, many fans on our Facebook page revealed their trials and errors which inspired Annette Gutierrez of Potted in Los Angeles to give us all a few tips for these soil-less sensations.
Winter storms got you down? These giant snowdrops are sure to perk you up! From the ideal plant pairings to a book with a collection of 300 photos, Galanthus delight with a whimsical feel in barren winterscapes.
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.