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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
Ajuga

Ultra Violet: How to apply Pantone’s color of the year to your garden

Violet implies “originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking.” Want to add a little of that spunk to your garden? Try these.

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.

Create your own lush landscape—with 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.

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