Articles in the Summer 2017 Issue
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FreshDesign an open, airy dining space for all seasons. Best tools for wise watering. A plant that hurts so good. These homes are for the birds (but you’ll like them, too). Container design rules. Botanically rich products for your skin and hair. Be wowed by … water? Learn from a master. Drinks from the garden
GrowingGet a tropical look with ornamental bananas. They offer striking foliage and flowers and are surprisingly hardy.
Ecology in the GardenBox turtles belong in your backyard. Here’s how to save and nurture them.
PanelFloral designers share their favorite plants and how to use them.
GroundbreakerThis laissez-faire beekeeper ensures his bees have plenty of blooms.
Garden to PlateMake the most of the garden’s stalwarts: spicy nasturtium and cucumber.
Bearing FruitNow prolific and stunning, a redesigned landscape feeds body, heart, and soul.
Into the ArroyoOne couple’s quest to turn a bulldozed lot into a native desert retreat.
Woodsy WonderlandThis garden lets the native woodland wander through-with a few surprises.
Old Reliable, New TricksHydrangeas that we count on for summer beauty now come in an impressive array. Discover new varieties and get tips for using and caring for them.
Lessons from a Three-Generation Edible GardenWhat a garden taught one family about slowing down and enjoying a shared summer project.
The Oasis BuildersThese designers create lush gardens to lose yourself in-all on small suburban lots. See how they do it.
Where Plants & Pots Meet ElegantlyFrances Palmer transforms lumps of clay into vases, containers, and other beautiful, functional creations.
Spanish LessonsTour three Mediterranean landscapes that show the best of waterwise design.
DetailsA plain garage is transformed into a luxe potting shed.