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Paris Parks:  A Celebration of Winter Structure Clean lines of the formal gardens and parks in Paris are controlled with thoughtfully arranged elements that are impressive to see in person. The hand-trimmed trees allow the surrounding structures to shine during the winter months, and allow the trees to thrive year after year. Read More »
Related Topics: Design | Europe | France | Paris | Trees
Annual Flowers to Consider for Your Garden This Year       Now is the time to dream of summer flowers – and buy seeds for some of them. I have run a landscape design/build company for almost 30 years and every year I make sure to include annual flowers in our clients’ landscapes. I know you may cringe when you hear that you have to plant these seeds or little flowers anew every year but the non-stop blooms are well worth it! Here are a few of my favorite annual flowers from some of our plantings. Please note that some are considered a perennial in ... Read More »
Related Topics: Annuals | Flower guide | Flowers | planting | summer
Landscape Designer Profile: Michelle Derviss Landscape Design As a landscape designer, balancing what your client has envisioned with what the surroundings will allow can either invite or deter the challenge. For Michelle Derviss, making sure the technical aspects of each design meets the unique personality of the client builds to her philosophy which includes inspiring the eye of the beholder. Read More »
Garden Destination: Philadelphia Philly is the perfect location for garden design and horticultural exploration. For a weekend trip, here are some highlights that will engage those who are interested in gardens as well as their less garden-focused traveling companions. Read More »
My Garden: A Photographer Creates a ‘Picture-Perfect’ Garden After years of photographing beautiful landscapes, professional photographer Dona Kopol Bonick decided to put her camera down and create her own frame-worthy garden with her husband at their Napa, Calif. home. She shares with us the transformation from a horse pasture to now a blooming garden ready to have a Pinot Noir vineyard planted. Read More »
Whether indoors or out, wall-mounted or suspended, installing a vertical garden is a beautiful way to create an impactful space. Having grown beyond a trend, today’s vertical gardener has a host of products to make design, installation, and care worry-free. We’ve rounded up our favorite planters, terrariums, frames, and plants, with an eye for easy maintenance and striking style. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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