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

Aug
21
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Landscapes to a Tee: The Art of Golf Course Landscapes Joshua C. F. Smith is in the rarefied field of golf landscape artists. As part of National Golf Month in August, we caught up with him for a behind-the-scenes look at how he captures the natural beauty of a golf course landscape in his paintings. Read More »
Related Topics: art | painting
Aug
19
02:24pm
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Sarasota Modern Redux Learn how a distinctive mid-century home inspired by the Sarasota School of Architecture is flawlessly restored and improved for fresh, 21st-century perfection.  Read More »
Aug
14
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My Garden: An Eclectic Garden Delights with Unexpected Surprises For ten years, Mike Osterling and Ron Alessandrini have worked on their Woodinville, Washington garden. Now that it’s complete, people are starting to take notice.  Read More »
Related Topics: art | landscaping | my garden | Photo tours
Aug
12
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A Metaphorical Journey through the Australian Landscape Explore the Australian Garden, devoted purely to native Australian flora, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne just outside of Melbourne.  Read More »
Related Topics: australia | Botanic Gardens
Aug
09
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Internationally Popular Drought Resistant Plants Five best sellers from one of the largest nurseries in Italy are classic and compatible additions to contemporary gardens here and abroad, particularly suitable for eco-friendly gardens with reduced water consumption. Founded in 1978, Torsanlorenzo Gruppo Florovivaistico now operates 16 nurseries and offers more than 5,700 plant varieties. Read More »
Related Topics: italian | water wise
Aug
08
11:31am
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Designing a Luxury Rooftop Terrace Daniel Keeley, designer of two adjacent rooftop terraces that exemplify urban outdoor living at its finest, shares five considerations for homeowners who would like to transform their rooftop into a luxury outdoor living space. Read More »
Aug
05
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Road Trip to Rio, Photo Gallery Like an art history major traveling to the Louvre or a baseball fan to Cooperstown,Washington landscape designer Richard Hartlage made a pilgrimage to Brazil. Tag along on his journey...  Read More »
Related Topics: Modern | brazil | roberto burle marx
Aug
01
12:23pm
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Container CPR: Know the Vitals for Container Success Karen Chapman has been designing beautiful container gardens since 1996 in the Pacific Northwest. As a self-proclaimed “busy” gardener, she offers these survival tips for reviving container plants and keeping them thriving.  Read More »
Jul
31
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French Revival: A Taste of Provence, France in Dallas A French provincial garden is created when the new owners of a 1920s Texas home undertake the restoration of their unkept property.  Read More »
Related Topics: Green | French | dallas | my garden | Photo tours | Texas
Jul
30
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Subtropical Modernism: Lively Landscapes in the Florida Keys Debra Yates and Benjamin Burle of Debra Yates Great Space, Inc. in the Florida Keys use brilliantly colorful garden walls and sculptural plants against a neutral backdrop for a lush, lively take on modernism. Here, they share six tips on how they achieve their signature look. Read More »
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