From the Ashes: A Fire-Ravaged Barn in Lawrence, Kansas, Transforms Into an Outdoor Retreat

Evan Williams accidentally burned down her family’s barn-turned-cottage when she was a grad student. Now its charred remains are the centerpiece of her show-stopping Kansas garden.

The limestone barn gets a touch of elegance with orange bittersweet, a green hedge apple, and a wooden basket filled with apples and flowers from the late-blooming Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva.'
Photography By Diane Guthrie