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

Mar
04
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Wildflowers in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Hundreds of native wildflowers bloom with life as the meadows awaken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. A colorful show for any botanic enthusiast, we have 5 reasons to further persuade a trip this spring, just be careful not forget your heart in San Francisco when you leave. Read More »
Feb
27
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In the spirit of the handmade home, we’ve uncovered ten exemplary examples of artisan-made planters, vases, and vessels—true heirloom pieces to carry through the seasons. Read More »
Feb
25
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See Romance in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Close your eyes and take a deep breath in, the sweet smell of blooming magnolias intoxicate as you open your eyes to see a panoramic of pink and white flowers. With the romance of the atmosphere, you know can only be in one place, the San Francisco Botanical Garden in February. Read More »
Feb
20
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As Valentine’s Day approaches, we decided to combine the love of gardening with the love of thoughtful gifts, and have found 12 garden-inspired treasures sure to make your heart flutter, and perhaps even entice you to forward your wish list to your Valentine. Read More »
Related Topics: gift ideas | gifts | holiday | Valentine's Day
Feb
18
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Madoo in Manhattan with Arne Maynard Hailed in the November 2013 issue of Vogue as “One of Britain’s most-wanted garden designers”, Arne Maynard will speak about his design philosophy of creating gardens which seem to naturally sit within their landscape or environment at the inaugural Robert Dash lecture for the Madoo Conservancy in New York City. Read More »
Feb
13
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See 'Art in Bloom' at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show As the promise of spring begins to unfold, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, Wash. will highlight “Art in Bloom” as the region’s top garden designers, horticulturists, and artists showcase their passion through a number of exhibits, a floral competition and a full acre of show gardens that are sure to inspire for the coming months. Read More »
Feb
11
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City Style: The Style of New York's Interieurs Francine Gardner, owner of New York's Intérieurs, shows our writer Katie Mendelson how a few inspired finds can turn a city rooftop into an urban oasis.  Read More »
Feb
06
04:48pm
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Watering – among the most necessary and rewarding of garden tasks. Who hasn’t spent a moment quietly in the yard in the early evening, watering can in hand, admiring the day’s work and the promise of new growth. Here, at the cusp of spring, we’ve found some new watering favorites- elevated essentials that will bring a touch of design and style to the upcoming planting season. Read More »
Related Topics: Garden care | terrain | water wise
Feb
05
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Witch Hazel: A Tonic for Body and Soul Bursting into bloom just as winter takes over, witch hazel not only offers hope that spring is on the way with its fragrant bright blooms, but also offers time-honored healing qualities that make these east coast natives a tonic for the body and soul. Read More »
Related Topics: East Coast | plants | Winter | witch hazel
Feb
04
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My Garden: Working with Nature to Reinvent a Front Yard Wanting to create a garden with native plants to support and invite wildlife, Michael Farndale of Bothell, Wash. transforms his “old school” grassy front yard into a thriving Zen-like retreat which requires minimum work, all while offering an array of plants, meditation space, and a sculptural fountain to be enjoyed virtually year round. Read More »
Related Topics: my garden | pacific northwest | plants
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