Welcoming all that can fly in, this natural garden is home to birds, bees, bugs, and even bats. It’s also populated with native and ornamental plants that are both beautiful and kind to the environment.
Call it a bio-infiltration basin or, more romantically, a rain garden. Either way, it’s a shallow planted depression designed to hold water until it soaks into the soil—and a key feature of eco-friendly landscape design.
In 2006, honeybee colonies began to succumb to colony collapse disorder at a record rate. Without pollination by bees, tomatoes, cucumbers, and countless other crops won't fruit. Richard Schweid looks at the return of native bee species and how they might save our crops.
Grab a seat and relax in your outdoor space with nature-inspired furniture from landscape designer Nick Williams and furniture manufacturer Phillip Roth. Using reclaimed teakwood that’s weather-resistant, this new collection will blend into any garden, or take center stage as the star.
Owners Brandon and Melissa took their interest for unique, sick, and unwanted plants, and turned 4 acres of mixed forest into a sanctuary for garden castoffs. Read the story on how their little business was sprung, now populated with over 1,000 species of plants.
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.
The design trend away from solid concrete to permeable walking surfaces has opened the door to fresh paving options. Smaller homes and yards make it possible to explore alternative, sometimes truly unique surfaces without breaking the budget.
A garden in Patagonia, Arizona, takes the Southwest climate in stride
A Zen garden in Sun Valley, Idaho designed by Native Landscapes kept wise water use in mind, as well as wildlife habitat and use of local materials.
Spring cleaning? Use these herbal recipes for cleaning products from garden expert Trisha Shirey.
Climate change is not only coming, it's already well underway. What can our gardens expect?
The owners of this Portland, Oregon, garden want to connect people with the Earth
Jim Martinez has been creating water-wise, environmentally friendly gardens in Dallas and Marfa, Texas for more than 30 years. He picks seven of his favorite plants to grow in desert regions, including Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
A Pennsylvania state representative and his wife wanted to test their theory that sustainability and style can go hand in hand. Seven years later, they have their proof.
A garden in Santa Fe honors the native landscape and makes the most of every drop of rain that falls
How storm-water management is transforming the roads we drive on.
Small is bountiful and politics is dirty in the world John Jeavons wants all of us to dig
Experimentation and fun transform the aesthetics of green roofs.
An organic kitchen garden in Healdsburg, California, nourishes body, soul and the local community
Easy, organic ways to keep pests away from your plants, from tea sprays to companion plants.
Anna Laurent gives step-by-step instructions for how to turn found wood into a magnificent floor lamp that's easy, inexpensive, and super stylish.
A collaboration between a garden designer and a culinary-arts-trained homeowner results in the ultimate potager, one so productive (and delicious) that chefs throughout Sonoma County clamor for its surplus
With the recent tidal wave of interest in growing edibles, it's no wonder that a bounty of new books on the subject has hit the shelves
A small Venice courtyard by Gabor + Allen has become a laboratory for the design-build firm's growing ideas
Grasses guru John Greenlee and landscape architect Ron Herman join forces at a Mediterranean-style estate in California
A garden in the Arizona desert designed by Christy Ten Eyck is both water-wise and chic
A project in Aspen goes green from the ground up