Lessons from the Lloyd Border

When WWII veteran and Wye College horticulture graduate Christopher Lloyd returned home as a young man to Great Dixter, the 57-acre English estate where he and his five siblings had been raised, he began what would become decades of experimentation in garden design that would result in 15 books, countless columns and articles for magazines and newspapers, and a legacy of provocation and innovation that continues to exert tremendous influence on gardeners and designers all over the world. By building on structural plantings credited to architect Edwin Lutyens, and encouraged by Daisy, his aptly named, unconventional, wildflower-loving mother, Lloyd created…

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Category Amaryllis

Amaryllis: Trumpets of Winter

Written by Tovah Martin Illustrations by Michelle Meyer Reprinted with permission, excerpted and adapted from the December 2001/January 2002 edition of The Gardener magazine. Gardening is not, in general, overburdened by foolproof flowers, but Amaryllises are as  close as you’ll come…

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