Articles in the Summer 2015 Issue
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FreshTough questions (and answers) about drought. The plant that beautifully simplifies life. Perennials are for cutting-and improvising. Furnishings with impact. What makes a great outdoor living space? Books that get at the beauty and abundance of summer. The Plant Hunter rethinks Agapanthus. Should you?
Plant PaletteSean Hogan’s savvy plant selections demonstrate the power of regionalism in a Portland garden that’s richly colored, attractive all year, and nearly irrigation-free.
MakerJune Taylor captures the essence of summer in preserves made the old-fashioned way from garden-fresh fruit.
Landscape SolutionThe garden was all too typically overgrown and over-shaded. Clearing, simplifying, and tidying up created a comfortable outdoor living space with a tropical feel.
GroundbreakerJohn Greenlee has spent three decades transforming American gardens with ornamental grasses, promoting their beauty and sustainability all the while.
Where the Whales PlayIconic Northwest landscape architect Rich Haag captures the spirit of the region in a garden that’s wild, windswept, and comfortable.
Hill Country HomecomingA Manhattan designer returns to her roots and a rugged, rustic garden of gnarled oaks, craggy boulders, and other Texas touches.
Modern MasterpieceWalk through this classic Dan Kiley garden, and you never know what you’ll discover next.
The Big EasyConeflower, or Echinacea, is the go-to choice for vibrant summer borders and bouquets. Breeders have almost magically transformed this easygoing American Native.
Onward and Upward in the GardenAn excerpt from Katharine S. White’s reissued collection of memorable columns from The New Yorker.
Backyard Bliss-OutsFrom the Colorado Rockies to rural Vermont, these getaways just beyond the back door are places for serenity, togetherness, and family fun.
Formal Tuscan to Messy BeautyAnd from London to Idaho. The evolving style and geographical reach of Luciano Giubbilei-Italy’s maestro of garden design.
Elsie's GiftThe historic Reford Gardens in Quebec is a magnificent tribute to its founder and an eye-opener to visitors from all over the world.
In Your ZoneTips from designers, growers, and plant experts on what to grow, where to shop, materials to use, and what to read. Plus, local places to visit
Life's WorkTres Fromme’s lifelong fascination with plants is plain to see at public landscapes across the country-from gardens in Arizona to a new woodland garden in Georgia.