A new book by gardener and preservationist Benjamin F. Lenhardt Jr. and photographed by Scott Shigley immerses us in the histories and beauty of 25 private gardens along Chicago’s North Shore. We share 12 favorite scenes from its pages.
We revisit a classic garden essay by the late Ryan Gainey on colorful chrysanthemums and their roots in the global history of flowers—and in his personal memories
When the flowers are gone, some leave behind a decorative winter surprise. Plantsman and garden designer Ryan Gainey expounds on several of these bountiful berries
Marjorie Merriweather Post created an opulent haven at Hillwood, her Washington, D.C., estate, then opened it for everyone to enjoy
Big, showy amaryllis flowers are beloved at Christmastime and beyond. Be inspired by Flower‘s collection of popular amaryllis arrangements, from grand floral centerpieces to simple elegant containers of forced blooms—and find growing tips too
“It’s like shaking pepper out of a shaker. It’s that simple,” writes gardener Mary Walton Upchurch of the seeds saved from dried poppy pods. Sow your own poppy seeds this fall, and reap the benefits year after year.
At 3 Porch Farm in North Georgia, Mandy and Steve O’Shea work to be a force for good, one blossom at a time
When temperatures cool (and a few weeks before it freezes), it’s time to plant daffodils. Gardener Mary Walton Upchurch tells us what she’s learned about growing these cheerful harbingers of spring and shares her favorite varieties too.
Small celebrations at home bring joy. Make them special—and revel in the glorious autumn weather—by moving them outside. Tammy Powell, designer at Blackjack Gardens in Birmingham, shares tips for refreshing outdoor living spaces for the season.
Daniel McCurry of Father Nature Landscapes shares gardening tips to make the most of the autumn season
It didn’t take this architect and landscape designer long to learn that ambience is everything. Rather than designing from the inside out, Andrea Filippone listened to the land.
In his garden at Hummelo, world-renowned Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf brings home the essence of his aesthetic