Each year the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards professional awards to the year's best residential landscape designs. We have the winners from this year's competition, from a brilliantly reimagined former rock quarry (above) in Connecticut to a home in Mexico with spectacular outdoor rooms.
From German grower Dümmen comes a cornucopia of fruit-inspired African daisies, with tasty names like Blueberry and Cranberry. Purple and fuchsia petals have an iridescent look, with dark violet-blue centers. Typically used as an annual.
Garden designer Davis Dalbok and his firm Living Green showcase their elegant, classic and timeless formal terrace, inspired by European style and the Golden Gate Bridge, at the 2010 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.
A new book by interior designer Florence De Dampierre, Walls: The Best of Decorative Treatments ($60, Rizzoli), chronicles our impulse to decorate with frescoes, paneling, tapestry, or wallpaper, often devoted to flora.
In our latest column from Marigold and Mint, Katherine Anderson shows how to plant and harvest sweet peas (including how to create a lattice wall) and how to arrange these delicate flowers into sassy summer centerpieces.
Katy Elliott, founder of her very popular eponymous blog katyelliott.com, shares with us how her extensive home renovations have included everything from tearing up the garden borders to building a terrarium inspired by Maine's Snug Harbor Farm in today's What Makes a House a Home.
Contemporary Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger hung flowers, seeds, and branches in a 17th-century church in Venice as part of the 50th Venice Biennale. They called it Falling Garden, a world in which visitors lie in repose on the mausoleum floor, while "the garden thinks for them."