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

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
Sep
09
10:38am
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Take a Closer Look at Your Food An upcoming exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden by photographer Caren Alpert shows images of common foods taken with an electron microscope. Read More »
Related Topics: art | photography
Sep
06
01:25pm
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Downton Abbey-Inspired Garden Party Fundraiser The Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Garden to Table program is hosting a Downton Abbey-inspired Garden Party Fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the beautiful Gardens of Elm Bank in Wellesley, Mass. Read More »
Related Topics: Events
Sep
04
02:37pm
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Terrarium Necklaces Combine Jewelry-Making and Gardening Katie O’Dare creates micro-ecosystems you can wear. We recently discovered her terrarium necklaces on Facebook and wanted to more about them. Here is what she had to tell us about her unusual combination of jewelry-making and gardening. Read More »
Related Topics: jewelry
Aug
30
08:19am
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Peppers and Fire Nothing beats the flavor of a thick walled sweet pepper grilled to perfection.  When fully ripe, red bell peppers are sweet enough to eat out of hand, and when grilled they become the highlight of the meal.  When home grown, peak of sweetness occurs when green bells mature to bright red.  Pick them at the last minute to maintain flavor on the grill. When blackened by fire they are bright, beautiful and tasty. Virtually all peppers lend themselves to grilling, but sweet bell ... Read More »
Related Topics: Recipes
Aug
29
09:11am
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Summer Trees Make Me Feel Fine Find out about efforts to preserve at-risk trees across the world and get tips for caring for your own trees this summer. Read More »
Aug
28
03:30pm
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Q&A with a Botanical Muralist We recently received photos from Kellie Cox-Brady, a botanical muralist in Ithaca, New York. With work so unique, we couldn’t pass up learning more. Read More »
Related Topics: art | painting
Aug
26
09:46am
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My Garden: A Lesson of Beginnings and Endings From a sprawling backyard garden to an urbane rooftop escape visible only to neighboring high rises, Lolita Aaron’s transformation from suburban gardener to urban gardener provides unlikely lessons in renewal and regeneration. Read More »
Related Topics: my garden | Rooftop garden | urban
Aug
23
11:01am
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Style Lessons from Miami's Coconut Grove Discover a few impactful things from these Coconut Grove houses to do in the garden that pay big style dividends. Read More »
Related Topics: books | Florida | tropical
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