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3 fire pits to upgrade your patio

Thinking of buying a fire pit? Three great options at three different prices from John T. Unger, AuthenTEAK, and Grandin Road.
Jungle Paradise

One Square Mile: Jungle Paradise

This is her favorite time of day, her favorite time of year, when the new flowers blossom for the first time. No one has seen daylilies like these before, not even their caretaker, Suzanne Franklin, who walks through the garden with the pride of a mother and the wonder of a child.
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Room Envy: At HGTV star Brian Patrick Flynn’s home, guests have their own stylish deck

The best way to keep houseguests self-sufficient is to give them their own enticing space, says Brian Patrick Flynn. The quippy designer for HGTV’s Urban Oasis 2015 lives in Atlanta but regularly escapes to a wooded home in Ellijay that he shares with partner Hollis Smith, who has his own challenging schedule as part of the costume department for The Walking Dead.

Get A Move On—Outdoor Activities in the Gulf

You love sand and surf, but the thought of lying on a towel for hours makes you twitch. Good thing the Gulf has plenty of outdoor activities to satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie.

Room envy: Take breath of fresh air in this cozy, private courtyard

Any outdoor room is nice, but a courtyard scores extra points. “It’s an exterior space that’s cozy and private,” says Atlanta architect Timothy Adams, whose patio design in Watercolor, Florida, is surrounded by the house.

Specialty Garden Center: Wilkerson Mill Gardens

Elizabeth Dean and Gene Griffith have turned their South Fulton nursery into a regional destination for hydrangea enthusiasts.

Outdoor Furniture: Authenteak

The 15,000-square-foot showroom of Authenteak features more than 100 sets of outdoor furniture, plus kitchens, fire pits, grills, rugs, fabrics, and accessories.

Plant Sale: Georgia Native Plant Society Annual Sale

Plants most likely to survive Atlanta’s unpredictable weather extremes are native species, and the place to find the widest selection of them is at the Georgia Native Plant Society’s annual sale.

Best-Kept Secret for Unusual Plants: Maple Ridge Nursery

This East DeKalb nursery offers one of the most wide-ranging selections of hard-to-find Japanese maple cultivars in the Southeast, a collector’s dream of unusual conifer cultivars, and more than 200 hosta varieties.

Do-it-at-Home Garden Tour: Cobb Master Gardeners’ Annual Tour

Tour landscapes designed on a realistic scale—like most gardeners’ actual yards—and meet the green thumbs who grew them at this annual Mother’s Day weekend tour.

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