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

May
20
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Our Favorite Products From the Garden Across the nation, makers and artists are regularly turning to their gardens, yards, and local growers, not just for inspiration, but also for raw ingredients and materials. Ranging from textiles to ceramics, and jams to cosmetics, this new crop of plant-based goods are sophisticated, beautiful, and handmade with care. Here, we’ve collected some of our favorite new finds; all are made with natural materials, come in small batches or are one-of-a-kind designs, and are ideal for Mother’s ... Read More »
Related Topics: beauty | gift ideas | gifts | Style
May
13
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My Garden: From Parking Lot to Rose Garden Kevin Lee Jacobs shares how he transformed his backyard from a parking lot to a spectacular rose garden, using a mix of cuttings, new plants, and of course, blood, sweat, and tears.  Read More »
May
06
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Building Container Combos Color, texture, and height—three things to make a statement in the garden. Nick McCullough guides us through experimenting with these three characteristics and the plants used to achieve unexpected and tasteful container garden combinations including drought-tolerant picks. Read More »
May
05
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In celebration of Earth Day, we’re recycling our favorite articles on water-wise garden design. This collection of eco-friendly articles includes information about plants that are drought-tolerant yet still add color and texture to the garden, and ideas for arranging environmentally-conscious plants into your design.  Read More »
Related Topics: Desert | Eco-friendly | Plant guide | water wise
May
01
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Style Showcase: Outdoor Fabric, Indoor Style With spring here, and summer just around the corner, the time to give the back patio a much-needed seasonal refresh is here. Whether used on throw pillows, curtains, or as upholstery, the simplest, most impactful way to update the look of a dreary backyard is through fabric. Today, the range of options for outdoor use is near limitless. (In fact, some of our favorite designers have told us that they love to use these fabrics indoors as well.) Here are our favorite resources for print, ... Read More »
Apr
29
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My Garden: Small Garden, Big Interest Eric Sternfels calls garden making "an interesting, quiet labor," which has resulted in a unique landscape filled with usable ideas. With a background in architecture, he designed a garden in a long narrow space behind his vintage 1840s home in Philadelphia. His passion for the art of plant placement is manifested in such simple, yet elegant solutions for an overly shaded, narrow yard that's just 18 feet wide by 150 feet long. Read More »
Apr
24
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Visit: Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens The Spring Blooms celebration at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania showcases a spectacular display of tulips—a nod to Pierre S. du Pont who laid out Longwood Gardens and planted the first tulips in 1907. During Spring Blooms, which spans from April 5th through May 23rd, visitors can experience over 250,000 tulips in bloom!   Read More »
Apr
22
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Photo Gallery April 13th marked the 271st birthday of the 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Monticello in Charlottsville, Virginia—Jefferson’s bountiful gardens, which he tended with famous enthusiasm—is still shared with the public today.  If you're interested in visiting Monticello, find more information hereRead More »
Apr
17
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A garden gate is a portal that signifies a transition into a new space and experience. Like Alice looking down the rabbit hole, a gate leads us from the known to the unknown. And, like that rabbit hole, if you elongate or accentuate the portal, it makes the transition even more tantalizing. Here is a variety of garden gate styles that illustrate the “power of the portal.” Read More »
Apr
15
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Garden Edibles: Success Secrets Have you ever wondered how to get those healthy, plump garden edibles you’ve always dreamed about? Nick McCullough shares his keys to growing a successful edible garden—providing tips on when and how to get started and his top picks for where to purchase heirloom seeds. Read More »
Related Topics: Edibles | planting | Seed guide | Spring | vegetables
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