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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Groundbreaking Food Gardens: Breaking Out of the Raised-Bed Box Growing your own vegetables in your garden doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice design. Author Niki Jabbour explores how to grow an edible garden without sacrificing garden aesthetics in her new book Groundbreaking Food Gardens. Read More »
Aug
19
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A Taste of Italy in California Plenty of Italian pavers, Terra Cotta and lush vegetation bring this once fire-ridden garden back to life as the new owner affectionately shares her 'Garden of Villa Giuseppe' in the hills of Oakland, California. Read More »
Related Topics: California | italian | Mediterranean | my garden
Aug
13
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My Garden: An Affinity for Roses With the planting bed of her front yard cleared by eager online gardeners, Casey Pradelli creates her dream garden, full of roses and inspired by Gertrude Jekyll. Read More »
Aug
05
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Laura Morton Creates a Magical Outdoor Space Los Angeles-based landscape designer Laura Morton transforms an unsightly driveway lined with pool equipment into a magical dining terrace & outdoor kitchen at this 1934 Spanish Colonial Revival home in West Hollywood. View the photo slideshow or click here to read the full story. Read More »
Related Topics: Outdoor Kitchens | Photo tours
Jul
29
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Garden Destination: Washington, DC Beyond the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, few think of Washington, DC, as a place to visit gardens and other outdoor spaces, but in fact, it has those in abundance. DC has a wealth of “secret” public garden spaces, some of which are adjacent to museums and monuments. It also boasts several very fine estate gardens, garden shops, and a very active farm to table restaurant scene. Read about how in a long weekend, with careful planning, DC can be a fantastic destination for anyone ... Read More »
Jul
22
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A Secret Garden in Boston Only visible from the windows of the home, this secret courtyard garden designed by ZEN Associates, Inc., is enclosed by high walls and is a hidden gem in the heart of Boston’s Beacon Hill. Read More »
Related Topics: art | Designers | East Coast | landscape design
Jul
15
08:11am
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At Home with Scott Shrader: Photo Gallery Around Southern California, landscape designer Scott Shrader is known for civilized, amenity-filled gardens that are tailor-made for life outside. At his own home, a 1,600-square-foot Regency-style cottage in West Hollywood, Shrader transformed a cramped, 24-by-45-foot brick-and-concrete backyard into this stunning escape.  Read More »
Jul
08
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9 Pieces for your Summer Soirée Looking for colorful dinner plates or fun placemats to really make your summer get-together pop? We have nine amazing products that will inspire your next garden party! Read More »
Jul
01
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Visit: Outstanding in the Field Outstanding in the Field offers diners the chance to reconnect with fresh food by local farms and meet new friends. This open-air restaurant takes place in some of the most beautiful settings a fine meal has ever seen, with communal tables set in bountiful orchards, farm fields, ranches, barns, greenhouses, and even sea coves and mountaintops. Find out where their next stop near you will be in this article. Read More »
Jun
17
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Container Gardens Made for the Shade We all seem to have that dark corner of our garden or porch that looks uninviting, cold, and in major need of color. Have no fear—Janet Loughrey offers solutions for livening up that shady area, including insights into the best plant combinations that will thrive in low light. Read More »
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