Thursday, July 19, 2018
Glass garden house

Room Envy: This glass garden house in Marietta is a relaxing retreat

When Laura Gaby wants to take a mental health day (or hour), she need only step into her wooded backyard. There, her glass garden house serves as a year-round retreat for reading, napping, and enjoying nature.
Peachtree Park garden

This transformed Peachtree Park backyard is the envy of the neighbors

For Anne Knutson, the highest praise arrived in a snarky blog post loaded with backhanded compliments. Her next-door neighbor, designer Sherry Hart, took mock aim at Knutson in her popular blog, Design Indulgence, after Knutson invited her to stop by and see the results of the prolonged landscaping activity Hart had been hearing through the bushes.

Task force meets to plan hopeful return of Southeastern Flower Show

Southeastern Horicultural Society task force meets to plan return of Atlanta's beloved flower show in the next couple of years. New format would likely include urban agriculture along with flower design. Society is seeking sponsors.

This Sandy Springs garden is “formal, not fussy”

Atlanta may be known as a city in a forest, but for gardeners, all those shady trees present a challenge. Back in 2009, when Suzy Smith and her husband, Ed, spotted this Sandy Springs home with a flat, sunny area, they were sold.

Ashe-Simpson Garden Center moving to new location to make way for new shopping center

Ashe-Simpson Garden Center will be in a new home by the middle of October, making way for a new shopping center that will include Whole Foods and Taqueria del Sol.

Oakland Cemetery gets a new greenhouse

The Buckhead Men's Garden Club is moving its greenhouse from the Atlanta History Center to Historic Oakland Cemetery. The new facility will help the cemetery restore its lush Victorian-era landscape.

Space-saving techniques help a tiny cottage garden in Ansley Park live large

“This yard was nothing but concrete from front to back,” says Matthew Klyn, the garden designer who helped Ray Rubin and Jeff Shelton perform, by all accounts, nothing short of a miracle on their century-old bungalow in Ansley Park.

Ashe-Simpson Garden Center to close this summer

When Chamblee's Ashe-Simpson Gardening Center closes this summer, it's just another sign of the uphill battle facing indie garden centers.

With edible landscaping, Atlantans trade boxwoods for blueberries

Chip and Janice Wilmot walk through their Lilburn garden, which spans across all sides of their house, pointing out more than 30 different edible varieties: pineapple guava, figs, bee balm, lemon balm, lemon thyme, alpine strawberries, blueberries. The list goes on.
Ryan Gainey documentary

Documentary on Atlanta’s famous, eccentric late gardener Ryan Gainey premieres at Plaza Theatre

Any Atlanta garden enthusiast worth their weight in soil knows about Ryan Gainey. Gainey died in a house fire on his farm in Lexington in 2016, not long after filmmakers Steve Bransford and Cooper Sanchez completed shooting a documentary about his life. The film, The Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey, premieres May 17 at the Plaza Theatre.

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