An ecologically friendly Virginia garden sets the groundwork for a new approach to landscapes of enduring beauty. 
Learn about species rhododendrons, wild plants found growing naturally in the forests and mountains of the world.
View the gardens and public spaces designed by modernist landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.

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Road Trip to Rio, Photo Gallery Washington landscape designer Richard Hartlage made a pilgrimage to Brazil to get a firsthand view of the gardens and public spaces designed by modernist landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. View the pictures below to tag along on his journey. Read the full account of Hartlage's trip here: Road Trip to Rio Read More »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
From Garden to Table: The One-Block Feast In today's from Garden to Table column, Katie Mendelson reviews Sunset magazine's new book The One-Block Feast, about the staff's experience in growing, cooking, and eating their own food at their California headquarters. Plus: A recipe for pattypan squash with eggs baked inside! Read More »
Modern Home Strikes a Balance Between Indoors & Out See how precise window placement, striking contrasts and native plantings bring nature into the rooms of this Fargo, North Dakota home designed by Stahl Architects and Land Elements. Read More »
The Plant Hunter's Retreat, Photo Gallery The private garden of master collector Dan Hinkley. For more about Hinkley's garden, read The Plant Hunter's Retreat. Read More »
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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 »
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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 »
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