See how several designers artfully incorporate fire into landscapes to create relaxing outdoor retreats that are perfect for cozy autumn nights!

Seen close up and in isolation from the rest of the plant, bark invites comparison to abstract art, providing texture and pattern all year.
The blooms of late summer and much of fall provide plenty of enjoyment before the curtain falls for winter.

The Weekly Notebook

Oct
23
02:34pm
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New York’s Completed High Line The third section of the High Line in New York offers gardeners an experience to learn from and appreciate. From wild and cultivated plantings to the use of narrow space, the section is sure to inspire one to look at a design problem from all sides and then create either a distinction or celebration in the space available, as the High Line shows. Read More »
Oct
21
08:48am
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The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns Imaginations come alive, along with pumpkins, at The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns in Los Angeles and Long Island this fall. View more than 5,000 pumpkins carved by artists and sculptures light up the night sky now through November 2nd. Read More »
Related Topics: Events | halloween | Los Angeles | New York | pumpkin
Oct
16
11:39am
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Creating Atmosphere: The Power of Collaborations Presented by The Garden Conservancy, internationally renowned garden designer Luciano Giubbilei will present an illustrated lecture on how the spirit of collaboration pushes his creative process further. Read More »
Oct
14
02:35pm
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Ideas for an Alluring Autumn Garden Autumn is here and, in certain parts of the U.S., the nights become cool; and the sun, being lower in the sky, throws a vivid spotlight on trees and shrubs as they change into their cloaks of color. To celebrate this time of year, Jan Johnsen provides ideas for creating alluring autumn gardens. Read More »
Related Topics: autumn | fall color | Garden Inspiration
Oct
09
09:36am
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Dead Ends Garden Rehabilitates Garden Castoffs Owners Brandon and Melissa took their interest for unique, sick, and unwanted plants, and turned 4 acres of mixed forest into a sanctuary for garden castoffs. Read the story on how their little business was sprung, now populated with over 1,000 species of plants. Read More »
Oct
07
08:28am
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Light Up Your Landscape Would you spend more time in your garden if you had adequate lighting? Many may not think of the importance of lighting while planning out a landscape design. Safety, along with the ability to use outdoor spaces after dark are two main reasons designers recommend adding lighting to the plan. Lighting provides the option to dine al fresco, highlight your favorite tree, or to simply not trip down the stairs. Read More »
Sep
30
09:05am
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Houseplants to the Rescue If the thought of approaching winter has you down about your garden, let houseplants come to the rescue! Tovah Martin, author of The Unexpected Houseplant, offers some great advice on how to make your windowsills shine all the way through spring. Read More »
Related Topics: Container Gardening | Houseplants | Winter
Sep
25
03:41pm
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Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth When taken to the extreme, modern landscaping sometimes seems cold or uninviting. Yet modern design’s emphasis on crafting an organized space and respecting unadorned materials has the potential to create a setting which feels not only friendly and inviting, but also personalized and artful. Designer Colin Miller of Envision Landscape Studio in Walnut Creek, California, shares tips on designing a contemporary landscape that is suited to the welcoming indoor-outdoor lifestyle modern gardeners ... Read More »
Related Topics: Contemporary | Design | landscape design | Modern
Sep
23
08:52am
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Experience Springtime ‘Down Under’ Pack your bags and have your passport ready for this amazing trip to Australia with the Pacific Horticulture Society. Find out more to experience springtime in the month of November down under as you tour Australia’s greatest private and public gardens, wineries, country estates, and more. Read More »
Related Topics: australia | Botanic Gardens | Spring
Sep
18
08:34am
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Ideas for an Enticing Cottage Garden       Meant to delight and appeal to your own personal taste, cottage gardens will bring romance and color into even the smallest of spaces. Jan Johnsen gives seven tips to create an enticing cottage garden without the need for a passport. Read More »
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