Cannon Park, Charleston, South Carolina. In 1981, the city proposed a redevelopment of Cannon Park along the lines of the proposal drafted by Olmsted in the late 19th century. The Olmsted Brothers, a Brookline, Massachusetts landscaping firm, had designed plans for a park during the 1890s, but they were never implemented before the site became Thomson Auditorium. The proposal retained the columns as a focal point and established the landscape around them using palm trees and oaks.

The spring season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start prepping your yard so you can fully enjoy the green grass, healthy trees, and blooming flowers. If you’ve struggled with getting your yard ready in the past, or consider yourself a newbie at gardening,  a few tricks for maintaining a lush … Read more

On summer evenings, when the heat dissipates and the air is infused with the scent of jasmine, Lynn Cheong makes a beeline for the swing hanging from the old liquidambar tree in the front garden of her Melbourne home. Here, she likes to sit and water her plants while marvelling at the beauty around her.