An overly shaded yard that's just 18 feet wide by 150 feet long is now a dream garden. 
The Spring Blooms celebration features over 250,000 tulips in bloom!
Monticello hosts a talk with landscape architect Thomas Woltz on April 28th.

 

The Weekly Notebook

Jan
10
01:41pm
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A Guide to Bringing Outdoor Plants Inside With a large portion of the country suffering freezing temperatures, it only seems natural to make sure your pets are indoors and the kids have their scarves. In the chaos of a New Year, don’t forget a number outdoor plants can be brought indoors during the colder months to help save them for another season. Here's our guide to overwintering plants (as well as a list of which plants to toss).  Read More »
Related Topics: Plants | Houseplants | overwintering | Winter
Jan
08
08:21am
6
Gardens That Grow On Walls Not just reserved for your grandmother’s formal living room of dusty pink, floral patterns are an excellent way to express your admiration for blooms. Best of all, when the frigid winter air has you wishing it was June, you can gaze upon your walls adorned with floral wallpaper and remember the bounty of summer all year long.  Read More »
Jan
06
05:25pm
0
Snowdrops Keep Falling On My Head 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. Read More »
Related Topics: Floral Design | plants | snowdrops | Winter
Jan
03
10:44am
0
The Gardens of Downton Abbey With season 4 of the hit series Downton Abbey premiering January 5th, fans continue to tune in to the popular show about an Edwardian-era family & their estate. Filmed at Highclere Castle, a royal estate with a garden that dates to 1218, today the garden retains the aesthetic of its most famous designer—Lancelot Capability Brown, a preeminent British landscape architect who championed rolling meadows and natural overgrowth. Read More »
Jan
01
04:22pm
0
Our Top 10 Favorite Pinterest Boards 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. Read More »
Related Topics: Garden Inspiration
Dec
30
08:23am
0
Let Relics Tell A Story Connecting the ancient world with 21st century garden design, relics of the time such as rustic urns and pots can bring the romance of the ancient world into your garden.  Read More »
Dec
29
08:23am
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Spotlight: The Life of a Flower in the Rose Parade Are you watching the Tournament of Roses Parade this New Year’s Day? More than 30,000 flowers are used to decorate a single float in a matter of six days, and we wanted to know more about them! We went behind-the-scenes with Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, to find out just how all those flowers get selected and arranged. You’ll be amazed at some of the details he shared with us! Read More »
Related Topics: Design | Floral Design | flowers | holiday
Dec
27
10:10am
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Seed Sowing in the Snow Our how-to for using milk and water jugs to create your own planters to sow seeds in the snow. Yes, you can start sowing seeds now, even if you're snowed in, and be rewarded with hardy vegetables and flowers in the summer. Read More »
Dec
25
09:22am
6
Frankincense & The Magi's Endangered Tree Every December has its hard-to-find treasure—a toy or game that captures the zeitgeist and flies off the shelves. In the past several years, one holiday symbol has become increasingly scarce: Frankincense, the original Christmas gift, the one that preceded them all. The aromatic resin became embedded in Christmas tradition when, according to the apostle Matthew, the Biblical Magi brought gifts of frankincense, myrrh, and gold to a Bethlehem nativity.  Read More »
Dec
23
02:03pm
8
How to Photograph Plants in Winter 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. Read More »
Related Topics: White | DIY | Ideas | photography | plants | tips
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