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Lauren Northup

Gardens

The Tiny Miracle of Gray’s Lily

Meet the rare mountain flower, pollinated by hummingbirds, that mysteriously grows near a writer’s North Carolina cabin

Arts & Culture

In Defense of the Scraggle Tree

A North Carolina childhood teaches the joy of finding and trimming imperfect Christmas trees

Arts & Culture

Five Historic Southern House Museums to Visit this Summer

If you’ve already been to the Biltmore and Mount Vernon, discover one of these off-the-beaten-path destinations

Southern Dream Homes

At Home with Charleston History

A young family updates a house with deep Lowcountry roots

Gardens

The Southern History of the Poinsettia

A primer on the favorite holiday bloom

Great Southern Houses

Secrets of the Biltmore Estate

Five things you might’ve missed on your last visit—and that you should look for on your next one

Gardens

Non-Invasive Wisteria 101

Why native wisteria is a friend in the Southern garden

Great Southern Houses

A Private Tour of Drayton Hall

Five facts you might not learn from a guide at the beautifully un-restored South Carolina estate