It is, of course, huge surcease and respite and time for repose

Celia’s well-tended garden

The hour was always arboreal

Inspired by botanizing in Greece and Turkey
There were no roads so the botanists hired a tractor in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey. The driver is seen taking a break in the Emily Valley.

Tom Ranney is perhaps best known for his research on calycanthus (sweetshrub) hybrids
Magnolia R-20-1 is a hybrid that one enthusiast dubbed the greatest of all magnolia crosses. Tom Ranney

Durell Godfrey

A flower picked and displayed is mortality brought indoors

August very definitely arrived last month

Gardeners now seem caught up in a hydrangea frenzy
If you prune blue mopheads too late, they won’t flower the next year. Photos by Abby Jane Brody

Everywhere eager and tenacious