Tiny treasures

A Magical, Miniature Wonderland Circles This Sarasota Home

This intricate yard art puts gnomes to shame.

04/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

From Trash to Treasure

Turn Garbage Into Black Gold by Composting

Thanks to Sunshine Community Compost, since 2017, 50,000 pounds of food scraps have been diverted from local landfills and more than 2,500 people have learned about composting through its educational programs.

04/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Balcony Bloom

How to Grow a Container Garden

Liven up your balcony with these container-loving plants that don’t need to be babied.

04/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Green Thumb

Looking to Grow a Garden This Spring? Here Are Some Tips to Get Started

Consider this your gardening checklist.

03/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

April Showers, May Flowers

How to Grow a Beautiful Lawn This Spring

ArtisTree Landscape gives us some tips on how to keep our lawns in tip-top shape this season.

03/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Awards

State’s Top Landscape Architect Design Award Goes to Michael Gilkey

The ‘Urban Modern Retreat’ in Cherokee Park is singled out by the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

11/10/2020 By Ilene Denton

Free Trees

Sarasota’s Free Community Tree Giveaway Starts Oct. 5

Four species of native Florida trees are available to city residents.

10/05/2020 By Ilene Denton

Into Nature

Peek Into Four Great Local Gardens

These award-winning landscape designs feature privacy, pools and nature.

09/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Rainy Dayz

The Do's and Don'ts of Summer Lawn Care

Sarasota County doesn't allow homeowners to use fertilizer in the summertime. Here are some alternative ways to keep your grass green.

07/08/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Best of Sarasota

Readers’ Choice: Best Landscaping Services

These companies will make your lawn the star of your home.

05/20/2020

Stop and Smell the Roses

The Ringling Museum Rose Garden Gets a Makeover

Its first since 2004, says curator Kai Sacco, who explains why.

04/28/2020 By Ilene Denton

Call of the Wild

Selby Gardens, Ringling Museum Are Offering Online Garden Tours

The experts bring the great outdoors to you.

04/08/2020 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

Upcoming Garden and Architectural Walking Tours

It’s springtime, and several events await.

03/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Flower Power

Sarasota Orchid Society Hosts Annual Orchids in Paradise Show

Orchids in Paradise is perfect for avid collectors and hobbyist alike.

12/17/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Botanical Gems

Unusual Trees and Plants are The Ringling’s Other Works of Art

Workshops and guided garden tours throughout the season give museum-goers a greater understanding of the botanical gems in the collection.

12/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Throwing Shade

City Pilot Program Encourages Homeowners to Plant Mature Trees

Trees provide significant benefits including saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, cleaning the air and providing wildlife habitat.

11/21/2019 By Staff

Blossoms of Asia

Asian Art Comes to Life in Selby Gardens' Newest Orchid Show

In Asian cultures, the orchid, plum blossom, bamboo and chrysanthemum are known as the Four Gentlemen, representing the four seasons; the orchid is spring.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Secret Garden

A Laurel Park Bungalow Gets a Lush Modern Makeover

Once the decades-long home of botanist Dr. Hans Wiehler, the bungalow and its very private grounds have been made to bloom anew by Wiehler’s son, Danny.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Cut the Grass

Bye-Bye, Lawn: Four Great Alternatives to Grass Landscaping

Give your mower—and nature—a break with these alternatives to turf.

10/01/2019 By Su Byron and Marty Fugate

Secret Garden

A Laurel Park Bungalow Gets a Lush Modern Makeover

Once the decades-long home of botanist Dr. Hans Wiehler, the bungalow and its very private grounds have been made to bloom anew by Wiehler’s son, Danny.

09/30/2019 By Ilene Denton