Orchid Care

Orchids, orchids everywhere. They used to be grown only by the privileged class who had conservatories—and gardeners—on their estates. But with at least 28,000 species and well over 300,000 registered cultivars, Orchidaceae comprises the largest family of flowering...

Cascais, Portugal

Not many North Americans visit Portugal, and when they do it’s usually just Lisbon. But just a half hour away, Cascais is a mixture of old-world charm and cosmopolitan restaurants and boutiques. Where else would you find peacocks roaming by colorful, modern outdoor...

Passage Through Paradise

It seems fate played a role when Owen W. Coleman, chairman and CEO of The Coleman Alliance, in New York, New York, first visited Saint Lucia twenty-five years ago. While the world-class branding designer was vacationing there with his wife, Ellen, and their son, Brad,...

Gardens Under Glass

While a lush green garden in the middle of summer is a wonder to behold, we’re all looking for creative ways of extending our landscapes for year-round pleasure, while minimizing the work of tending them. It’s time to revive the Victorian tradition of the terrarium,...