Potpourri Gardens

A Garden Walk for All Seasons

Seasonal Walk at the New York Botanical Garden Armchair gardeners everywhere can stroll along the famous New York Botanical Garden’s Seasonal Walk and watch what promises to be a truly inspired garden installation take shape over four seasons. Linger as long as you want. In fact, if you want to go back and see April’s […]

A Man Named Pearl

One of the most remarkable artists (and gardeners) that I know of is a man named Pearl. Pearl Fryar is an artist and his medium is topiary. But his are not the typical shear-a-boxwood-into-a-meatball topiaries. Sometimes described as “Dr. Seuss meets Edward Scissorhands,” Pearl wields a chainsaw and what he does with a Leyland Cypress […]

Creating An Olmsted Tabletop Garden

Biltmore Olmsted garden

Enjoy your own Olmstead tabletop landscape

Disney Magic for Gardener Travelers


 Floral versions of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck (with Daisy Duck in a cameo) star in a celebratory cookout scene in living topiary color at the Epcot front entrance during the 20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival,(Matt Stroshane, photographer) The 20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is running March 6 […]

Top 10 Public Gardens for Garden Travelers


Photo: Courtesy of Huntington Botanical Gardens For Garden Travelers looking for some inspiration, as well as ideas for this spring’s plant shopping list, TripAdvisor.com just published its Top 10 Public Gardens in the U.S., in honor of April as National Garden Month. While public gardens may not offer the intriguing personalities found in the private gardens […]