Gardens

Terraced Delights

ABOVE While the graceful garden is divided into distinct areas, the spaces flow together seamlessly with no indication of what is new and what was original in...

Garden of Small Delights

   When Jill Evans found the 1920s English manor atop Red Mountain, she was immediately charmed. Sure the house needed restoration and updating, but its stately...

House & Garden

ABOVE Nature takes center stage in the family room as sweeping views seamlessly blend inside and outside spaces together.    When interior designer Beth Dillard first laid...

Planting Seeds for Change

Creating a community garden has been on my ‘to-do’ list for years, ” says Kelly Sorrell, a Vestavia Hills teacher and master gardener.  The idea for a...

Bringing it Home

Q. You are a landscape architect, and you’ve lived at Mt. Laurel for 12 years. What took you so long to do your own space?  A. What’s the old...

Garden Party

When Jeanne and Mike Clarke bought their Mountain Brook home, the backyard was little more than grass and a concrete retaining wall. Jeanne’s wish was for a place...

Voice of Experience

How did you come up with the idea for Birmingham Gardening Today?  John: Several years ago, after I retired from Southern Living, I realized that my...

Spring Forward

“There’s something special about having plants in a home. Plus, they have the potential to last longer than cut flowers, ” says designer Mark Thompson. The design team...

Garden View

Homeowners Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith have long had an appreciation for Japanese gardens. So when they decided to bring the beautiful elements of the Orient to their...

Living Memory

The call of a childhood home is something Southerners know well. For some, families move on and home is merely a memory of a time and place. For...

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