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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Providing interest and life to an otherwise dull visual space, espaliers can work in almost any garden type: big and small, formal and informal, grand and modest. In this article, Nick McCullough presents a list of recommended fruit-bearing and ornamental trees that work great as espaliers, tips and tricks for training them, and photographs that display their versatility.
The love for wildlife and a love of gardening can finally come together with these deer-resistant plants and landscaping ideas perfect for a modern garden. Author and designer Jan Johnsen shares how to create a landscape that is not only stylish, but will create harmony between you and those (sometimes) pesky deer.
Plenty of Italian pavers, Terra Cotta and lush vegetation bring this once fire-ridden garden back to life as the new owner affectionately shares her 'Garden of Villa Giuseppe' in the hills of Oakland, California.
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With the planting bed of her front yard cleared by eager online gardeners, Casey Pradelli creates her dream garden, full of roses and inspired by Gertrude Jekyll.
Los Angeles-based landscape designer Laura Morton transforms an unsightly driveway lined with pool equipment into a magical dining terrace & outdoor kitchen at this 1934 Spanish Colonial Revival home in West Hollywood. View the photo slideshow or click here to read the full story.
Related Topics: Ideas | Outdoor Kitchens | Photo tours
Only visible from the windows of the home, this secret courtyard garden designed by ZEN Associates, Inc., is enclosed by high walls and is a hidden gem in the heart of Boston’s Beacon Hill.
Related Topics: Ideas | art | Designers | East Coast | landscape design
We all seem to have that dark corner of our garden or porch that looks uninviting, cold, and in major need of color. Have no fear—Janet Loughrey offers solutions for livening up that shady area, including insights into the best plant combinations that will thrive in low light.
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
Discover the lesser-known contributions of professional women to American landscape architecture and the female photographers who captured their work on film at the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition, Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & The Women Who Designed Them.  This exhibition, which takes place from May 17 through September 7, explores the burgeoning age of gardening and the contributions of American women who emerged as influential professionals in the fields of landscape architecture, design, and photography. The following images, courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden, highlight some of the must-see features of the exhibition.

 

Eric Sternfels calls garden making "an interesting, quiet labor," which has resulted in a unique landscape filled with usable ideas. With a background in architecture, he designed a garden in a long narrow space behind his vintage 1840s home in Philadelphia. His passion for the art of plant placement is manifested in such simple, yet elegant solutions for an overly shaded, narrow yard that's just 18 feet wide by 150 feet long.
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