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Q&A: Jamie Pursell, Leaf & Petal

Q&A: Jamie Pursell, Leaf & Petal

From its humble beginnings as a simple houseplant shop established in 1974 in Mountain Brook Village, Leaf & Petal has grown into a lifestyle brand with three locations that serve up pretty home accents, items for elegant living, and of course, gorgeous plants.

Well Positioned

Well Positioned

Creatively using a narrow lot to his advantage, architect John Carraway designed a French cottage with a seamless flow between house and garden.

Profile: Donaldson Landscape & Design

Profile: Donaldson Landscape & Design

With an approach that is both classic and timeless, Brent Donaldson generates more than just enviable curb appeal—he creates spaces for real living.

Garden Presence

Garden Presence

Working within the framework of a 1920s garden, designer Rob Garrard restored this landscape to its original grandeur while infusing his own fresh style.

Verdant Revival

Verdant Revival

Renewing the grounds and terraces of a vintage Spanish Colonial Revival manor in Mountain Brook, garden designer Kelly Hulsey gave it a lush setting for alfresco living in keeping with its elegant yet relaxed style.

A Garden for All Seasons

A Garden for All Seasons

"Listen to the Land," a hardcover coffee table book featuring one of Birmingham’s most outstanding private gardens, is an engaging, informative, and poignant memoir of Louise Agee Wrinkle and the 30 years she spent tending her family’s home in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

Classical Reflections

Classical Reflections

Landscape architect David Brush extends the refined style of this Tuscaloosa home to the outdoors.

Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary

Blending the vibrant and serene with a touch of the exotic creates an unexpected tableau in a quiet Mountain Brook neighborhood.

Living Legacy

Living Legacy

Using her artistic talents, this painter-turned-gardener creates a new kind of masterpiece with a profusion of blooms.

Inside Out

Inside Out

Create living spaces and fabulous places both inside and out with cozy courtyards inspired by the homes of Alys Beach.

10 Amazing Garden Spaces

10 Amazing Garden Spaces

These dreamy local gardens will have you daydreaming about spring.

Beyond the Gate

Beyond the Gate

Kelly Hulsey has almost a sixth sense about landscape design. That inherent ability was at work in her creation of a showplace garden only a year old this spring but seemingly rooted indefinitely.

Nature by Design

Nature by Design

This master gardener made sure her love of flowers would be part of her home’s master plan.

Terraced Delights

Terraced Delights

By taking design cues from existing structures and the land itself, Peter Falkner creatively integrates a saltwater pool, outdoor room, and fireplace into a backyard garden footprint.

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