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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A new species of monkey flower has been found growing on the banks of a stream in Scotland. But it is no ordinary discovery—the flower is a rare hybrid of two foreign species, and a glimpse into evolution in action. 
A balloon bridge, DIY gold planters, tropical fruits in the Golden State, beeswax and graphite drawings, and more in today’s Links We Love.
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Poppies are a remembrance flower, symbolizing the sacrifice of veterans, as well as post-war regeneration and hope. With their tendency to thrive in disturbed & ravaged land, poppies would frequently fill European battlefields, but it wasn't until the 1915 publication of "In Flanders Fields," an oft-quoted poem written from the World War I battlefield, that the flower became an emblem of war. 
Photographer Edward Steichen was also a delphinium breeder. In 1936, New York's MoMA hosted an exhibit of new varieties that the artist had hybridized on his 10-acre farm in Connecticut. 
Portable tree houses, vertical farms, dried bouquets, and more in today’s Links We Love.

 

 

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Lady Gaga is a pop star, cultural icon, provocateur and now, a genus of ferns—at least by name. Last week, botanists at Duke University named a newly identified genus of ferns after the singer. 
Photographer Diana Scherer grew plants in vases for six months, then photographed the flower and its network of supporting roots. 
Grasses, sedges and rushes are major players in gardens from coast to coast. But their textures, colors and toughness also have them headed for stardom in another role – as container plants. Here against a varied backdrop of settings at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, are examples of the tall and the small, the bold and the delicate – something for everyone.
The perfect balance of foliage and flowers, these container recipes from Ball Horticulture are guaranteed to delight
Sarah Ryhanen, the force behind Brooklyn's super-stylish Saipua flower shop, talks about how she started creating a cutting garden in containers, in front of her store and her apartment building.
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