Ideas

Ideas
From our garden to yours, we share inspiration from around the world for gardens big and small.
This modern roof terrace in Italy is an oasis of relaxation designed by landscape architect Gabriella Mazzola
Now that it is past the autumnal equinox we begin to think of coziness and warmth as the days begin to get shorter and cooler.
From a “forest floor” to the canopy of trees, this secret outdoor room provides deep shades of green
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The garden of your dreams doesn’t have to cost a small fortune, only look like it! Here we give you five ideas to give your garden a makeover that will leave your neighbors in awe.
Meant to delight and appeal to your own personal taste, cottage gardens will bring romance and color into even the smallest of spaces. Jan Johnsen gives seven tips to create an enticing cottage garden without the need for a passport.
With the odds against her, Joanne Fuller of Portland Oregon turns her problematic sloped shade garden into a winter jewel box of hellebores and Lenten rose hybrids which can all be enjoyed at eye-level while still enjoying her privacy and the little natural light the mature oak trees allow.
Related Topics: Ideas | Flowers | my garden | Oregon | shade garden | Winter
Let your garden exude its color by painting in dark colors around it. Nick McCullough shows off dramatic plant combinations, including Dark Chocolate, Luscious Lemonade, and Emerald Falls, plus his top paint colors to use to highlight more of your garden.
The items on our Christmas wish list are up for grabs to our newsletter recipients! Each day between December 11 and December 22, one of our newsletter subscribers will win a great prize we wish we had. All you need to do is sign up for our free weekly newsletter to be entered to win!
Related Topics: Ideas | books | christmas | gifts | holiday
Feeling the need to pay homage to the native landscape around him, Garden Design reader Benjamin felt inspired to create an ecological and native garden at his Nebraska home. Keeping to the aesthetic of the tallgrass prairies he loves, Benjamin creates not only a native garden that looks great in all seasons, but supports the surrounding wildlife as well.
Related Topics: Ideas | Midwest | my garden | native plants | prairie
For ten years, Mike Osterling and Ron Alessandrini have worked on their Woodinville, Washington garden. Now that it’s complete, people are starting to take notice.

 

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In anticipation of Mockingjay opening in theaters this Friday, we pulled this article from our archives as a horticultural hat tip to Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games trilogy.
Related Topics: Ideas | books | botanic notables | dandelion | foraging
In the face of droughts, flooding, poor soils and harsh winters, this verdant garden in central Poland still thrives thanks to a determined gardener named Joanna. Boasting hundreds of varieties of plants, this small but hearty garden shows even when the odds aren’t particularly in your favor, a little experimenting and resilience goes a long way.
Rows of pleached crabapple trees and a restrained color palette of whites and muted tones provide a natural yet dramatic garden for a Japanese-style cottage in England.
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