Pearl Fryar’s Living Legacy Continues

The treasured South Carolina artist and topiary gardener now trains an apprentice


Beautiful Bulbs to Plant Now for a Spectacular Spring

A new mail-order resource offers gorgeous flowers


Boxwood Blight Strikes Colonial Williamsburg

In Virginia, landscape teams work to combat the aggressive fungal disease—and educate the public in the process


The Water Lily Whisperer

How one man turned a tiny park in Texas into the world’s most magnificent water lily collection


Winston-Salem’s Green Heart

In this leafy Piedmont city, Moravians, tobacco magnates, and modern gardeners have all found fertile soil for their visions

In the Garden

Harvesting History

An 1860s demonstration garden in Atlanta nourishes the community


Privacy Please: Elegant Hedge Ideas for the Southern Garden

Create your own backyard hideaway with these beautiful plants


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


Arrange Your Dinner Party Flowers the Charlotte Moss Way

A chat with the Virginia-born tastemaker on her new floral book, backyard plant hunting, and respectfully repurposing old wedding gifts


Gardening Secrets of the Kentucky Derby

Why Churchill Downs looks so stunning on the big day


The Care and Keeping of Geraniums

How to get the most out of the beloved patio plant

Arts & Culture

Pop Art Meets Impressionism in a Colorful Florida Garden

Step through the garden gate at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota

In the Garden

A Nashville Orchard-Turned-Oasis

A historic estate provides the stage for an award-worthy revival

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Walk Through the Houston Botanic Garden

See how a new Texas garden welcomes spring


Yes, There’s a Seed Shortage. No, Don’t Panic

Smart resources for finding and swapping for the seeds you need this spring


A New Take on the Southern Bouquet

Nashville’s Saint Maide hand-dries florals to dramatic effect


The Other Magnolias

Three beauties to plant beyond the grandiflora


Seed Picks for Your Southern Garden

Editors, gardeners, and readers share the tiny kernels of history they’re planning to plant


Three Gorgeous Roses for Your Southern Garden

Fall is the best time to plan and plant ahead for next year’s centerpieces


Boxwood Alternatives for Your Fall Planting

Substitute the blight-prone Southern favorite with these evergreen surrogates