Articles in the Early Spring 2015 Issue
FreshThe Dutch force spring bulbs. Essential spring tools. Books for planning. Tiny and tough tulips. Rhododendron nirvana. Meet the Moss Man and Airplantsman. Hardier roses. Stylish garden chairs. Designers on spring.
Plant PaletteWith careful planning, Judy Murphy enjoys a white garden studded with white-blooming perennials, annuals, and fruit trees from the first signs of spring through the waning months of summer.
MakerBrent Comber's outdoor furnishings and art connect with the spirit of the forest. His goal? To reconnect his audience with that emotional response they have to wood and bring nature into living spaces.
Landscape SolutionProblem: Vales and hillsides that were just too difficult to access. Solution: A series of paths lined with colorful groundcovers and trees connect each area.
GroundbreakerDoug Tallamy teaches America how to restore habitat for wildlife-start in your own garden.
Island MagicA home-grown landscape sets off an ocean-side setting and a dramatic house.
Simple BeautyFrench formality meets SoCal casual and midcentury modern. It’s an agreeable meeting.
Vacation Shangri-LaA private winter getaway draws you outdoors for lounging, entertaining, cooking, swimming, and more.
Hooked on HelleboresJerry Fritz shares good news about the cold-climate champion: luscious hellebores from Cotton Candy to ‘Velvet Lips’.
Rules of the GameWant to design like a landscape architect? Start with Rob Steiner’s eight guidelines-neither fussy nor constraining.
Hottest of the Hot PlantsWe bring back our always-popular collection of Way Hot Plants-perennials, shrubs, and grasses plant aficionados love.
Gallery of EnchantmentDesigner Portfolio: Brandon Tyson uses plants like pieces of art and “lets their personalities come alive.”
At Home with AgavesWhat happens when you fill a place with a superstar succulent? Spiny sleekness, architectural flair, and lots of “pups.”
Tropical ImmersionLong Island’s Dennis Schrader creates a Costa Rican showcase for beloved plants, and shares take-home-to-cold-climate ideas.
In Your ZoneTips from designers, growers, and plant experts on what to grow, where to shop, materials to use, and what to read. Plus, upcoming events near you.
Life's WorkMikyoung Kim calls on technology and nature to design gardens that heal, rejuvenate, and inspire.