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
04
07:28am
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The Art of Autumn A garden in Pennsylvania kicks into high gear just as the growing season winds down. See how flaming fall colors and tawny grasses exhibit the season’s remarkable changes in depth, texture and color. Read More »
Oct
02
08:26am
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Pebble Mosaic Walkways The design trend away from solid concrete to permeable walking surfaces has opened the door to  fresh paving options.  Smaller homes and yards make it possible to explore alternative, sometimes truly unique surfaces without breaking the budget.    Read More »
Related Topics: DIY projects | Eco-friendly | Ideas | landscaping
Sep
30
07:46am
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The Magic of Mums For autumn color, chrysanthemums are showstoppers. They're the first choice of proud moms for homecoming corsages; their exquisite forms draw thousands to flower shows; and in the fall, they dominate prime counter space at garden centers.  Read More »
Sep
27
09:19am
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Visiting Butchart Gardens An American landscape designer takes a trip to British Columbia and shares his photos of Butchart Gardens, an abandoned quarry turned garden with enormous hanging baskets and impressive annual borders. Read More »
Related Topics: Canada | Public gardens
Sep
25
09:23am
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Planters with Personality Kyle Hart’s handmade concrete pots and planters can be customized to enhance any garden space. Read More »
Related Topics: concrete | Container Gardening
Sep
23
08:55am
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It’s Officially Fall! The leaves are changing and gardens across America are starting to show off their red, orange, brown and golden hues. Here's a glimpse of what fall looks like in Chicago. Read More »
Related Topics: Chicago | fall
Sep
20
10:45am
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The Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, Seattle The Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden, tucked away in a quiet suburb of Seattle, was carved out of native woodland on a rocky slope overlooking Puget Sound.  Read More »
Sep
18
02:22pm
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2013 APLD International Landscape Design Awards See our favorites from APLD’s award winners, including the entry of APLD Landscape Designer of the Year, Paul Connolly. Read More »
Related Topics: APLD | design awards | landscape design | winners
Sep
16
08:57am
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Soil Artist Is Inspired by Playing in the Dirt Illustrator and photographer Sarah Rosado reveals the hidden aesthetic potential of soil.  Read More »
Related Topics: art | photography
Sep
11
10:06am
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Recycled Swank: Building with Bottles Inspired by ghost town bottle houses, the newest old idea in the modern landscape is building with bottles instead of recycling them.  One of the most doable ideas is creating built in seatwalls. Read More »
Related Topics: DIY projects | Eco-friendly | landscaping
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