“Land and ecosystem preservation inspired my love of horticulture when I realized just how fundamental plants are to our existence on earth, to the health and … Read More
Garden & Gun Senior Editor CJ Lotz attended the Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes Conference in Old Salem in 2017. That weekend visit made her want to write about the wealth of public gardens available to visitors in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Garden & Gun usually covers private gardens, but Lotz wanted to highlight public gardens as a creative way to cover travel in the South for garden lovers. During the pandemic, it worked out well to bring her mom Janice for some outdoor time together.
Margaret Stones was an Australian botanical artist known for her remarkable watercolor drawings published in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine (Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew), Endemic Flora of Tasmania, and Native Flora of Louisiana. Ms. Stones died in 2018 at the age of 98. LSU Press published an oversized special folio edition of Native Flora of Louisiana in full color in the same year.