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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...

The Dahlia Lady

Looking at Kathy Whitfield’s garden today, it’s hard to believe such abundance began from only 15 dahlia tubers in 1998. “At the beginning, I really saw...

The Foodies: Jason Powell & Dr. Arlie Powell

Petals from the Past specializes in antique roses, heirloom shrubs, fruit trees, and hard-to-find perennials. The nursery propagates its own heirloom plants on site. Since...

The Foodies: Will & Liz Doonan

Heron Hollow Farms grows the gamut of vegetables, some fruit, mushrooms, and a few pastured animal products available through CSA shares. Owned by Will and...

The Foodies: Trent Boyd

Harvest Farm was founded on the premise of using natural growing methods to produce all its harvested goods such as fruits, vegetables, pork, and chicken. Trent...

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