Once a hobby, this garden quickly became an obsession for author Roger De Muth.
A garden can be an excellent teacher. See what lessons were learned in this garden.
This award-winning garden by LaurelRock Company gives equal weight to aesthetics and the environment.

The Weekly Notebook

Jun
24
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Visit: Succulent Celebration in San Diego The relaunch of Garden Design magazine is finally here and what better way to celebrate than with succulents and our friends at Waterwise Botanicals! Join us on June 6 and 7 at the 2nd Annual Succulent Celebration in Escondido, California. There will be guest speakers, demonstrations, vendors, and more—all celebrating succulents! Read More »
Jun
19
03:21pm
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Inspiration Point: Philip Johnson's Glass House Paul Keyes, a member of our Garden Design Advisory Board and a landscape architect, writes about how a PBS documentary about Philip Johnson ended up serving as a lifelong inspiration for him in his work. (Above, Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.) Read More »
May
25
01:34pm
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Italy Inspired: A South Florida Landscape A South Florida landscape by Sanchez & Maddux is resplendent with old-world charm. Read More »
May
22
12:32pm
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9 Garden Design Ideas to Try in 2013 LandscapingNetwork.com recently released a list of trends popular in gardens right now. Check them out to keep up with the latest in outdoor design.  Garden Trends »
Related Topics: Design | landscaping | trends
May
21
08:26am
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6 Cutting-Edge Garden Trends from Australia From glass pool surrounds to modern landscapes, Matthew Cantwell of Sydney-based Secret Gardens shares what’s popular in Australia right now.  Australia Trends »
Related Topics: australia | Design | Ideas | Regional gardening | trends
May
20
11:47am
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The Zen of Rock Balancing As it turns out, you don't need sleight of hand or even mud to design gravity-defying cairns. You do need a bit of patience, though, and a knack for "knowing the rocks," according to Michael Grab, an land artist who has been balancing rocks since 2008. He builds his sculptures with rocks from the natural landscape, usually alongside water. Rock balancing is an internationally recognized craft; Grab has been invited to design ... Read More »
Related Topics: Colorado | environmental art | land art | rocks
Mar
24
10:53am
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Dry Wit: Margaret Joplin's Southwest Hacienda Garden A garden in Patagonia, Arizona, takes the Southwest climate in stride Read More »
Mar
23
10:33am
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A Multifaceted Garden Mirrors the Wealth of Idaho Ecosystems A Zen garden in Sun Valley, Idaho designed by Native Landscapes kept wise water use in mind, as well as wildlife habitat and use of local materials. Read More »
Related Topics: Green | Eco-friendly | water wise
Mar
03
01:29pm
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ASLA's 2012 Best Residential Landscapes Each year the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards professional awards to the year's best residential landscape designs. We have the winners from this year's competition, from a brilliantly reimagined former rock quarry (above) in Connecticut to a home in Mexico with spectacular outdoor rooms. Read More »
Mar
03
11:32am
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Eat, Play, Lounge See how seven designers created outdoor environments for everything from intimate dining nooks to kidcentric playscapes.  Read More »
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