Susan Dowell

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The Week in Review: Seeking Solace in the Potting Shed

It’s the season for hunkering down in the potting shed: getting things dirty and cleaning up again. And for indulging in a bit of flowery eye …


11 Ways to Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter

Whether your potted plants live indoors year round or have sought temporary shelter from freezing temperatures, they may be looking a little sad …


French Accents Everywhere: Ideas and Inspiration

French accents are just one, unique way to create a soft, romantic atmosphere in your home. Whether it’s in the bedroom or creating a cozy kitchen, …

Interior Design

The Katikies Hotels in Santorini – A Place Of Divide Beauty And Magnificent Views

Nestled on the rocky peaks of the Santorini island, the Katikies Hotels form a beautiful collection of some of the most stunning luxury boutique …


International Garden Photographer of the Year winners


Thorny problems: what is the secret to growing sweetpeas?

Our agony aunt answers your queries. This week: cat litter, garden paths and clover advice<p><i>I would like to have a go at growing sweet peas. I have read that to get the best results I should have sown seeds last autumn. Will they be successful if I sow them in pots on my kitchen windowsill this</i> …


Gardening 101: How to Prune Roses

Mrs. Hart was my next-door neighbor on Long Island. She was what we called “an original owner,” having moved into her brand-new house in a brand-new …


Steal This Look: My Mini Garden Shed in a Garage

I have a vintage 1920s garage, with an original triple door that folds open like an accordion to welcome a Model T. There’s only one problem. After a …

Little Red Riding Hood

DIY: The Ultimate Disguise

In the springtime, muscari–also known as grape hyacinth–can be spotted around the base of nearly every tree in my Brooklyn neighborhood. A florist’s …


DIY: Alliums, Three Ways

Brightly colored and shaped like something from another planet, these cousins to chives and garlic and onions are cropping up in gardens throughout …


DIY: Shade-Tolerant Herbs To Grow in Your Apartment

Buttermilk biscuits with chive butter, egg salad with ribbons of tarragon, iced tea with fresh mint. There are a lot of reasons to love warm weather, …


Fenland celery: timely revival of a Victorian favourite

Once a Christmas staple, Fenland celery fell out of fashion, but it's making a comeback among connoisseurs of crunch<p>Celery has been co-opted by the healthy eaters – the calorie-counters and the hummus dippers. The weedy stuff available from supermarkets fits this impression. It is often stringy and …