Sparked by shortening days, poinsettias burst forth with dazzling color just as the world outside turns gray and cold. 

For any garden anywhere, there’s a berry to suit the site. Read on to learn more about eight berry-producing plants. 

See how several designers artfully incorporate fire into landscapes to create relaxing outdoor retreats that are perfect for cozy autumn nights!

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The Plant Hunter's Retreat, Photo Gallery The private garden of master collector Dan Hinkley. Read More »
Related Topics: Dan Hinkley | Plant collector
Design a Showy Flowerbed with These 5 Easy-Care Perennials Costa Farms gardening expert, Justin Hancock shares valuable design tips for selecting and planting perennials and ideal companion plants.  Because they come back year after year, require little watering, are long-blooming, and offer a variety of textures, shapes and colors, Hancock says perennials are the backbone of any beautiful garden. He suggests starting with these five beautiful, easy-care perennials to instantly transform any garden. Read More »
Related Topics: Plants | flower gardens | Perennials
Mojave Rock Ranch Reinvents the Desert Garden Take a visual stroll through this unusual landscape to see what innovative designers achieve when faced with a huge arid site surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs.  Read More »
A Flowerbed Garden Our reader Thomas Hägg gives us a tour of his half-acre Swedish garden, located at the tip of a peninsula in the northern Stockholm archipelago, near Öregrund, an old fishing village. Read More »
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 »
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 »
Italy Inspired: A South Florida Landscape A South Florida landscape by Sanchez & Maddux is resplendent with old-world charm. Read More »
9 Garden Design Ideas to Try in 2013 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
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
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
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