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

Nov
19
12:34pm
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Botanic Superlatives: Brightest Berry Joins Glitterati of the Natural World A tiny, inedible berry with long-lasting iridescence has been awarded the superlative title of Brightest Living Thing on Earth. Read More »
Nov
15
01:50pm
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Arne Maynard's Rustic Home in Wales, Photo Gallery Photographs of Allt-y-bela, Arne Maynard's home in Usk, south Wales. Maynard, one of the UK's top garden designers, has combined elements of romantic English manor style with pared-down beauty that complements the site's rustic 15th-century farmhouse.   Read More »
Related Topics: Designers | wales
Nov
15
09:13am
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Arne Maynard's Rustic Home in Wales Known for designing elaborate gardens, Arne Maynard takes a pared-down approach at Allt-y-bela, his rustic home in Wales. Read More »
Related Topics: Green | Orange | Purple | wales
Nov
14
02:39pm
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As inspiration during the winter months while your garden sleeps and you prepare for spring, here are photos from the 2012 RHS Chelsea Garden Show's exhibit of "Artisan Retreats"—gorgeous garden sheds that bring the outside in, without even leaving the garden. Read More »
Nov
13
04:10pm
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Botanic Notables: A New Flower's Evolution in Scotland A new species of monkey flower has been found growing on the banks of a stream in Scotland. But it is no ordinary discovery—the flower is a rare hybrid of two foreign species, and a glimpse into evolution in action.  Read More »
Nov
13
02:23pm
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Links We Love 11/13/2012 A balloon bridge, DIY gold planters, tropical fruits in the Golden State, beeswax and graphite drawings, and more in today’s Links We Love. Read More »
Related Topics: art | DIY | link roundup | links we love | news
Nov
12
08:13am
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Botanic Notable: The Remembrance Poppy Poppies are a remembrance flower, symbolizing the sacrifice of veterans, as well as post-war regeneration and hope. With their tendency to thrive in disturbed & ravaged land, poppies would frequently fill European battlefields, but it wasn't until the 1915 publication of "In Flanders Fields," an oft-quoted poem written from the World War I battlefield, that the flower became an emblem of war.  Read More »
Nov
09
09:48am
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Art & Botany: Edward Steichen's Delphiniums Photographer Edward Steichen was also a delphinium breeder. In 1936, New York's MoMA hosted an exhibit of new varieties that the artist had hybridized on his 10-acre farm in Connecticut.  Read More »
Nov
02
10:14am
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Links We Love, 11/2/2012 Portable tree houses, vertical farms, dried bouquets, and more in today’s Links We Love.   Read More »
Related Topics: Green | White | bouquet | pumpkin | tree houses
Nov
01
01:07pm
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Botanic Notables: The Lady Gaga Fern Lady Gaga is a pop star, cultural icon, provocateur and now, a genus of ferns—at least by name. Last week, botanists at Duke University named a newly identified genus of ferns after the singer.  Read More »
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