Brendan Butler

How to pot your plants, according to Atlanta landscape designer Brendan Butler

Atlanta landscape designer Brendan Butler walks us through how he prefers to pot plants, starting with the pot itself and going into how to best compose your garden.
Landscape designer Brendan Butler

Georgia forests and Japanese gardens inspire Brendan Butler’s elaborate modern landscapes

Atlanta’s gardens are typically associated with traditional Southern foliage like hydrangeas and magnolias, making the modern creations by landscape designer Brendan Butler all the more remarkable.
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.
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.
Garden

A little smoke and mirrors make this Ansley Park garden a Zen paradise

The tranquil trickle of water can be heard throughout Sandy and Susi Smith’s garden, lending a Zen-like flow of positive energy. Weeping Japanese maples, scrubby pines, and climbing hydrangeas visually transport visitors to an Asian locale.
Landscape designer Brandy Hall helps homeowners tap their yards’ own natural resources

This landscape designer helps homeowners turn their yards into self-sustaining ecosystems

Landscape designer Brandy Hall is an advocate of permaculture, a science that integrates human activities into natural surroundings to establish ecosystems that are self-sustaining. In other words, she believes your yard should take care of itself.

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.
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.
Pearl Cleage Garden essay

Pearl Cleage’s fantasy garden

"The truth is that I’m more of a fantasy gardener—in 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.
Sandy Springs yard

This Sandy Springs couple’s garden shows how patience makes perfect

It’s hard to imagine that Mike and Lee Dunn’s rambling Sandy Springs garden was ever anything less than pristine. But when they bought the property 17 years ago, the yard left much to be desired. It became a personal pursuit for the Dunns, and the couple believes they make a great team.

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