Garden

13 big ideas for smaller patios

Expansive patios with built-in outdoor kitchens, fire pits, fountains, bars, living room-style furniture and even big TVs seem to dominate articles about backyard decor. That leaves some of us with smaller patios throwing up our hands with no idea of what to do with our petite spaces. But there’s a charm to these small, sometimes awkwardly shaped patios that those […]

Sunset Western Garden Collection: ‘Amistad’ Salvia

Susan Morrison of Creative Exteriors Landscape Design writes about her favorite plant in the Sunset Western Garden Collection.

Behind the scenes: Alaskan peony farming

Last summer I took the best trip of my life. It was a mere four nights, and very much a work trip, but it was nonetheless the most inspiring, beautiful trip I’ve ever taken. Along with photo editor Linda Peters and staff photographer Thomas J. Story, I flew to Homer, Alaska to cover the gold rush taking place in the […]

Sunset Western Garden: ‘Meerlo’ Lavender

Rebecca Sweet of Harmony in the Garden writes about her favorite plant in the Sunset Western Garden Collection.