Simplicity in form and function  are blazing a trail for beautifully made gardening accoutrements. From plant markers to hand rakes, let's use what the pros use.  Top manufacturers also offer  equipment made specifically for  the home gardener, allowing  your...
/ by Brendan Blowers  / photography by Inspiro 8 Studios The purpose of a garden, according  to the Roman lawyer Pliny the Younger, was for seclusion, serenity, and relaxation. The mature garden of Sonia Col and Linda Derector checks all of ...
/ by Jeffrey Dooley  / photograph by Inspiro 8 Studios Succulents have become incredibly popular these last few years. With the explosion of social media and designers integrating them into their work, they have now become very common to collect...
/ by Julia Sibley-Jones Now that the mornings boast that cool, clean air and the robins flock the yard; when at noon my bees are an active cloud churning around their hive; when I can step onto my front porch...
/ by Julia Sibley-Jones I yearn for the smell and feel of turned earth. I eavesdrop gardening  blogs and daydream about English cottage gardens. I crave the crunch  of a fresh salad. It’s time to plant. Lettuce is one of the...
/ photography by Red Apple Tree Photography and Chugach Peaks Photography Their relationship began in 2016 when Sydney Strong’s cousin introduced her to Michelle Geannakakes. Michelle had taken a travel nursing assignment in Alaska and Sydney had moved back to...
B irds are awesome nest builders. If you’ve ever found a nest in your yard you’ve seen how intricately they are constructed. A variety of materials- twigs, grasses, moss, feathers, dead leaves, mud and string, to name a few- can...
Birds don’t stay still, but they can be persuaded to visit your yard. My heart thrills when a Cardinal flashes his bright plumage or a Carolina Wren belts out her tea-kettle-tea-kettle-tea-kettle-tea in my Lady Banksia climbing rose or a...
Style and substance can extend to the spaces outside your doorways with the help of a landscape architect. Above and below ground can benefit greatly with some expert know-how. We asked Graham Kimak about what he and his team...
Mother Nature may not always play along, but planning for an outdoor wedding can reap stunning rewards.

Textile Town

/ by Stephanie Burnette  / photography by Eli Warren The fabrications of Teresa Roche are rooted in the culture...

Back Yard Dreamin’

/ by Brendan Blowers and Stephanie Burnette Imagine stepping out onto a white deck overlooking sparkling blue water....

Bite into Summer

/ by Kim Buffington / photography by Eli Warren Simple pleasures sure are enjoying their moment in the sun....

Fried Chicken Summer

Comfort food; nothing satiates like freshly fried chicken. A staple for bone-in parts, fried chicken was a...

A Turn of the Screw

/ story and photography by Pete Martin I get it: there’s an excitement about removing a cork that...