Johanna Silver

On a busy stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, an unassuming storefront conceals a vast horticultural wonderland. For 50 years, The Tropics Inc. has supplied intriguing and ultra-rare plants to collectors, movie stars, and set designers, and it's going— and growing—strong. Get happily lost in its maze-like rooms, and meet the artist behind these incredible plantings.
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The first step? Checking your soil for damage.
When the constant demands of an English-style garden became more work than pleasure, a Washington State landscape architect decided to make a change. A trip to Japan inspired this stunning, more self-reliant design, and taught him that pared-down can be plenty.
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Crazy for Cotinus coggygria? We've got you covered.
Rethink the raised bed with straight rows of produce and turn your landscape into an edible oasis that mimics nature.
Crazy for Cotinus coggygria? We've got you covered.
Rethink the raised bed with straight rows of produce and turn your landscape into an edible oasis that mimics nature.
You know your state's capital, but do you know its flower? Refer to our handy state flower guide to find out and then use these facts to impress friends.
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Greenery adds so much to your interior space. Here are our favorite plants to add to your own home—plus, how tips to help yours thrive.
Don't let the cooler temperatures stop you from creating beautiful planters this season.