The Southern History of the Poinsettia

A primer on the favorite holiday bloom

In the Garden

Meet the King of Camellias

For forty-plus years, a Charleston horticulturist has nurtured historic camellias—including what’s most likely America’s oldest

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Stroll through Bunny Mellon’s Virginia Garden

An exclusive look inside one of the South’s most fabulous secret gardens


Giant Hogweed: A Gardener’s Nightmare

An invasive plant that “makes poison ivy look like a walk in the park” has been found in Virginia

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Inside Columbia, South Carolina’s Historic Hampton-Preston House


Non-Invasive Wisteria 101

Why native wisteria is a friend in the Southern garden


Bunny Williams on Boxwoods

The distinguished designer’s five tips on how to bring year-round architecture to a garden

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See Inside Some of Georgia’s Greatest Gardens

Seeking Eden, a new book and exhibit at the Atlanta History Center, highlights historic gardens throughout the Peach State


The South’s Most Spectacular Topiary Garden

Bring on spring with designer Bunny Williams at Ladew Topiary Gardens’ annual festival


Martha Stewart’s Southern Flower Style

In her new book, the world-renowned hostess shows how to create gorgeous arrangements with favorite blooms from her gardens


Sowing the Wild South

One North Carolina farmer has made it his mission to bring back the wild grasses and flowers that once carpeted the Southern landscape—one seed at a time


Must-See Spring Garden Tours

Swing open the gates to some of the South’s most stunning public and private floral sanctuaries during four upcoming tours


Party Al Fresco: Inside a Tropical Garden

Summers in Mississippi spark a fiesta-ready Mexican paradise


Cultivating Harmony in a Mountain Garden

A serendipitous collaboration unites the quirky facets of a home in North Carolina


An Antebellum Parterre in Savannah

Symmetry and surprise blossom side by side in this Georgia garden


The Easy Art of Waxing Flowers

An old-fashioned Southern floral preservation technique is ripe for revival

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Step Inside a Floral World

A sampling of photos from the book My Floral Affair by designer Rachel Ashwell, the founder of the Shabby Chic brand.

The Manual of Southern Know-How

How to Design a Nighttime Garden

A great garden is about so much more than good looks

The Manual of Southern Know-How

Mastering Muscadines

You can add no more Southern a fruit to your yard than the thick-skinned, juicy muscadine grape. Here are three tips for growing your own


The Life’s Work of a Master Gardener

A new documentary tells the story of John Coykendall