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, landscapes, container gardens, kitchen gardens, houseplants and more — all presented without ads. Some highlights from the Winter 2018 issue, and a special offer for you:
Bedazzled by Bluebells: When given the right conditions of medium to rich soil, filtered sun, and plenty of natural leaf mulch, English bluebells will naturalize to form extensive colonies. Designer Karen Chapman likes to plant them en masse to jumpstart the process. (Photo by John Glover / Alamy)
Dream Gardens: Discover home gardens of four different designers in four different climates. This pathway flanked by bold specimens of ‘Maurelii’ red banana leads from the kitchen patio to the swimming pool. The plantings obscure a full view of the pool from the house, adding intrigue along the pathway. (Photo by Claire Takacs)
Hollister House: A love of English gardens transforms an 18th century Connecticut estate into a horticultural haven anyone can tour. (Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo)
Tropical Symphony: A music and plant lover creates a multisensory tropical oasis in a Barbados sinkhole. (Photo by Andrea Jones)
And there are many more topics in Garden Design‘s winter issue, but I won’t mention them here because…
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