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.
Pearl Cleage Garden essay

Pearl Cleage’s fantasy garden

"The truth is that I‚Äôm more of a fantasy gardener‚ÄĒin much the same way that I clip complicated, multistep recipes I have no intention of ever actually cooking." Atlanta playwright and poet Pearl Cleage pens this essay on gardening dreams.

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.

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

‚ÄúThis yard was nothing but concrete from front to back,‚ÄĚ 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.
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.

Create your own lush landscape‚ÄĒwith the click of a button. Fred! Lawn Design Company is digitizing landscaping.

Greg Kawalek launched the local Fred! Lawn Design Company last year to digitize landscape planning. Kawalek believes Fred! is the first of its kind in the industry. Fred! handles projects from planting beds to hardscaping, firepits, fencing, and water features. A completely custom plan costs $99.
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.
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.
Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show

After much demand, Atlanta Botanical Garden launches its first flower show

Atlantans once looked forward to the extravagant Southeastern Flower Show each February. Now the Atlanta Botanical Garden hopes to start a new winter tradition with its flower show, this year themed to Georgia's film industry.
Garden Variety

These 3 Atlanta backyards are oases with lush plantings, meandering paths, and artful touches

From Virginia-Highland, Brookhaven, and West Paces Ferry, these three garden styles are bound to give you some inspiration for your backyard.

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