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The Weekly Notebook

Sep
04
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My Garden: Lessons Learned Sometimes you have to get your hands in the dirt in order to learn a thing or two from Mother Nature. Now a landscape designer, Candace Mallette once knew nothing of gardening until she moved into her Ottawa, Ontario home. Fast forward ten years later to her beautiful, seasonal garden where she now has lessons to share and ideas to inspire. Read More »
Sep
02
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Restoring Balance An award-winning landscape design by LaurelRock Company gives equal weight to aesthetics and the environment at this Connecticut home. Read More »
Related Topics: APLD | Designers | landscape design | landscaping
Versatility of Espaliers Providing interest and life to an otherwise dull visual space, espaliers can work in almost any garden type: big and small, formal and informal, grand and modest. In this article, Nick McCullough presents a list of recommended fruit-bearing and ornamental trees that work great as espaliers, tips and tricks for training them, and photographs that display their versatility. Read More »
A Modern Garden in Deer Country The love for wildlife and a love of gardening can finally come together with these deer-resistant plants and landscaping ideas perfect for a modern garden. Author and designer Jan Johnsen shares how to create a landscape that is not only stylish, but will create harmony between you and those (sometimes) pesky deer. Read More »
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 »
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
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 »
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
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