Many moons ago, I was a columnist for Garden Design magazine. Today I’m just an enthusiastic subscriber! I love the magazine’s full-length stories (these often run 10-20 pages to include lots of gorgeous photography) on plants, gardens, and design ideas — all presented without ads. Some highlights from the Autumn issue, and a special offer for you:
Great American Trees. We’re losing our native stock of trees due to development. How can American trees be restored? By planting them. See the trees that experts recommend, and get a quick guide to planting a tree the right way.
Perfect Pairing. A designer and a homeowner get together to make a dream garden that’s filled with color. I love the boxwood, ornamental sumac, mountain mint, purple cone flower and other perennials that flank the front walk. And just wait until you see the pool garden. (photo credit above and below: Claire Takacs).
The pool in question. It’s surrounded by 4 different varieties of fail-proof hydrangea.
More Than Just Jack-‘O-Lanterns (photo: Georgianna Lane). Soup anyone? Pie? Check out the varieties of pumpkins and other winter squash that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
Pumpkin Floral. Okay, guys. I am SO planning to steal this pumpkin-vase idea from stylist Karin Lidbeck-Brent. (Photo: Michael Partenio)
And there are many more topics in Garden Design‘s autumn issue, but I won’t mention them here because…
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