Articles in the Autumn 2018 Issue
FreshLearn to photograph special moments in the garden. When grass grows on trees. A ladder with three feet on the ground. Celebrating autumn’s transitions in a floral arrangement. How to design with bamboo. Botanical artwork that will make you look twice.
GrowingSedums are the perfect all-purpose fall plant, bearing late-season flowers and colorful foliage in a variety of sizes. Plus, these beauties are cold hardy, heat tolerant, and disease resistant. What’s not to love?
Plant HunterDan Hinkley has been growing and admiring Lindera obtusiloba for 25 years. Find out why this small tree is so captivating.
GroundbreakerA California native plant expert shares advice for designing gardens with regionally appropriate plants—wherever you live.
Ecology in the GardenNative “weeds” get a bad rap. Here’s why you need to save, plant, and encourage them.
Rain or ShineA clever use of rain gardens turns a flood zone into a colorful expanse filled with grassy meadows, lots of native plants, and vibrant color in every season.
Labor of LoveA California couple builds a garden from the ground up, using Japanese design principles and water-thrifty plants.
Passion for ColorLearn Claus Dalby’s one simple principle for creating vibrant container gardens using thousands of bulbs.
Planted PalettesChanticleer’s Eric Hsu helps source and plant an average of 30,000 bulbs every fall in nearly every setting imaginable.
Daffodil LegacyThough Brent and Becky Heath sell more than 1,000 varieties of bulbs, their favorite is still the daffodil—find out why.
THE SEED SAVORERCulinary ethnologist and heirloom seed saver William Woys Weaver preserves food and their stories for the world.
Led by the LandBernard Trainor shares how he designs architecturally savvy gardens that harmonize with the landscape.
DetailsA customized prefab potting shed makes work look good.