An ecologically friendly Virginia garden sets the groundwork for a new approach to landscapes of enduring beauty. 
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The Weekly Notebook

My Garden: A Naturalistic Garden Welcomes the Birds and the Bees Welcoming all that can fly in, this natural garden is home to birds, bees, bugs, and even bats. It’s also populated with native and ornamental plants that are both beautiful and kind to the environment. Read More »
New Outdoor Furniture Collection Is Inspired by Nature Grab a seat and relax in your outdoor space with nature-inspired furniture from landscape designer Nick Williams and furniture manufacturer Phillip Roth. Using reclaimed teakwood that’s weather-resistant, this new collection will blend into any garden, or take center stage as the star. Read More »
Related Topics: Eco-friendly | Furniture | Outdoor living | Style
2015 Tour Series Explores Celebrated European Gardens Plan a trip to some of Europe’s most stunning gardens with garden designer Carolyn Mullet as your guide. In May visit Chelsea Flower Show & English Gardens, A Designer’s Tour of Contemporary English Gardens in August, and Piet Oudolf & Dutch Wave Gardens in September. Are we packed yet? Read More »
Related Topics: England | Europe | Garden Inspiration | Germany | Travel
A Manhattan-Style Rooftop Garden Small-space gardening can present daunting challenges for landscape designers. But thanks to clever fencing, strategically placed plantings, and creative design, this 500-square-foot rooftop garden has become a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.  Read More »
San Diego Spring Garden Tour: Gardens Then & Now 12 private gardens will open for a spring garden tour on April 11, 2015 in San Diego. Honoring the past and embracing the future, the San Diego Horticultural Society and the San Diego Floral Association host this rare opportunity to see gardens of historic homes in the community. Read More »
Container Gardens Made for the Shade We all seem to have that dark corner of our garden or porch that looks uninviting, cold, and in major need of color. Have no fear—Janet Loughrey offers solutions for livening up that shady area, including insights into the best plant combinations that will thrive in low light. Read More »
Botanical Interests Introduces Eco-Friendly Garden Products If you’ve been looking for eco-friendly solutions for your gardening tasks, look no further! Botanical Interests recently launched four new products including recycled paperboard pots perfect for seedlings. Read More »
My Garden: Natural-Style Pool Blends Seamlessly with the Landscape A thoughtful arrangement of trees, plants, and boulders creates a pool that mirrors its environment. Designed by landscape designer Nick Williams of Nick Williams & Associates, this poolscape is full of detail and visual interest.  Read More »
Focus On Containers Looking for the perfect pop of color to draw your eye and enhance your mood in the garden? Create a stunning focal point by including a container—a central subject that can lend continuity throughout the seasons as plants go in and out of bloom.  Read More »
I Love This Plant
Witch Hazel Witch hazel, which blooms in the middle of winter, is a natural remedy for the wintertime blues. With flowers that resemble delicate bits of yellow, copper, or red ribbon, witch hazel is not only a burst of color, but can also produce a delicious and powerful fragrance in the icy air. Plus: We list six of our favorite witch hazel varieties. Read More »
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