An orange, teal, and yellow cover of "The Bullet Swallower." It shows two clouds, a cowboy on a horse, and a desert landscape


The Bullet Swallower Is a Can’t-Miss Mexican Thriller

A dynamic read draws from a writer’s family tree and dramatic folk ballads

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A garden with a stone house with pillars. Ivy grows on the roof of the house and flowerbeds and hedgerows lead to the front
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Home & Garden

Jon Carloftis’s New Garden Design Guide

In a new book, a visionary Southern gardener shares his secrets

A man walks along a pathway in a garden

Home & Garden

Thirty Ways to Make Your Garden Look Older

Garden pros share tips for giving your green spot a sense of Southern story


Seven Whimsical Southern Sculpture Gardens

Across the South, public art abounds in beautiful settings

Home & Garden

Virginia in Bloom

When the farmer-florist Dee Hall couldn’t find a source for locally grown flowers near Norfolk, Virginia, she planted her own

Home & Garden

Yes, You Can Still Plant Tomatoes

One small perk of an endless summer

Food & Drink

How to Turn Your Vegetable Garden’s Bounty into Cocktails

Three mixologist-crafted recipes that transform summer produce into an especially fresh cocktail hour

Home & Garden

The Best Potted Trees for the Patio, Porch, and Beyond

Southern garden experts weigh in with their picks and tricks

Home & Garden

Get to Know the Magnolias

Meet a handful of the showy floral stars, including Southern, saucer, bigleaf, and ‘Little Gem’

Home & Garden

Garden Glow-Ups

Make your green space a heaven on earth with these bucolic beauties

Home & Garden

Five Edible Plants to Grow in the Shade

These shrubs and trees let you have your shade and eat it too

Food & Drink

Chefs’ Picks: Seven Underrated Herbs to Grow

Southern culinary pros share the lesser-used ingredients that lend super-fresh flair to their favorite dishes

Home & Garden

Southern Must Have: Rattan, Wicker, and All Things Woven

Nothing says summer in the South like these home decor accents

Home & Garden

Planting a Pollinator’s Paradise

A Knoxville couple creates a garden for bees and butterflies on long-held family land

Arts & Culture

Meet the Muralist Covering the World’s Walls with Honeybees

Matt Willey set out to paint fifty thousand bees—starting in the South—and learned some lessons about the good of the hive


A Guide to a Charleston Garden Walk

Hidden beauty behind historic iron gates


The Power of a Backyard Garden

How one Texas businesswoman’s patch of earth keeps her—and her family—grounded

Home & Garden

Set the Stage for Stylish Mingling on the Porch

Get outside and refresh your outdoor space with new barware, furniture, and decor

Land & Conservation

Reclaiming a North Carolina Plantation

On a former plantation in Durham, a land conservancy and two determined sisters are pioneering a model for providing land to Black gardeners and farmers

Home & Garden

Create a Southern Hanging Basket to Remember

Billowy and beautiful plant ideas for sun and shade