A Bright Bulb in the Garden State: Sam Rothman /

A Bright Bulb in the Garden State: Sam Rothman

There aren’t many days when Sam Rothman is able to just “patshke in the garden,” as she says. Professional floral-farmers need to find other outlets for patshke-ing. To fill New Jersey’s vases with blooms requires flora focus, and a little magic. Continue reading
Linda Vater: Living a Garden Inspired Life /

Linda Vater: Living a Garden Inspired Life

In the springtime, you can see the result of Linda Vater’s addiction: 800 tulips pop into colors in her garden. Cars roll by to ogle. “In high school, my gateway drug was houseplants,” says the Oklahoma City resident. She eventually crossed over to outdoor plants, became a self-taught garden designer, then a plant advocate, ambassador, and spokesperson. Continue reading
Floral Expectations: 350 Flowers /

Floral Expectations: 350 Flowers

Flower farmer, I am not. Flower hobbyist, I am. I recycle dog-food cans, pull dribs, drabs and drama from my garden, and arrange sweet bouquets for the farmers market. That is, until this past summer when the trajectory of my relationship with flowers changed. Ready for a little flora fairytale? 
How I grew 350 flowers for my niece's wedding.
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The Best Garden Tools /

The Best Garden Tools

Now that you're fully immersed in your garden, you might want to know the tools of the trade. Here’s what garden experts say they can’t live without. Continue reading
All Fired Up: Q&A with Ceramicist Frances Palmer /

All Fired Up: Q&A with Ceramicist Frances Palmer

Frances Palmer’s hands are always busy—whether she’s spinning her world-famous pottery, arranging colorful bouquets from her own cutting gardens, baking cakes, or, most recently, writing a book.

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The Plant Nut: Jospeh Marek /

The Plant Nut: Jospeh Marek

For most of his young life, Joseph Marek grew up rootless, in plant speak. With a military dad, the family moved every three years or so, from regions as varied as South Texas and Alaska to the German Rhineland and Tidewater, Virginia.

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Down to Earth: Christina Chrobokowa /

Down to Earth: Christina Chrobokowa

When designing outdoor spaces, Christina Chrobokowa takes her cues from one of the strongest and wisest voices of all: Mother Nature. Continue reading
Charlotte Moss Flowers /

Charlotte Moss Flowers

Writing a book has often been compared to birthing a child. Let’s take a moment then to appreciate that interior designer Charlotte Moss’ 11th was born on April 6, 2021. The subject: flowers—their colors, scents, shapes, and attitudes that can tszuj up a party or everyday living.

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A Gem in the Garden: Jennifer Jewell /

A Gem in the Garden: Jennifer Jewell

A riddle: What’s showy, full of bounce and vigor, praised for its beauty, occasionally high-maintenance ... depending on the type, and, in the worst of circumstances, merely possessed as a status symbol? Answer: a garden. Continue reading
Dealer in Dreams: Q & A with John Danzer /

Dealer in Dreams: Q & A with John Danzer

Josephine Nuese, who wrote “The Country Garden,” once said, “January is when gardening really begins, with the dream,” requotes John Danzer. He founded Munder Skiles, a well-known outdoors furnishings company that... 

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A Garden in the Clouds: Abbie Zabar /

A Garden in the Clouds: Abbie Zabar

Since the pandemic, our worlds have shrunk quite a bit ... to the confines of our walls, which could be trying in a street-life-focused city like Manhattan. But not for Abbie Zabar. Solitude is a state she cherishes, thanks ...

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The Horticultural Therapist is In: Perla Sofia Curbelo-Santigo /

The Horticultural Therapist is In: Perla Sofia Curbelo-Santigo

Feeling a little trapped in these times, or a bit stressed? Go into your garden.That’s the prescription from Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago. “Plants and gardening are tools for wellness,” says the founder of Agrochic.com who al...

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