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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London-based artist Zadok Ben-David makes flowers and trees out of cut metal, including his best-known pieces, which feature intricate flowers, modeled after Victorian illustrations.

 

Today's links include an ingenious planter that self-waters, tips for throwing an outdoor party, and the Freedom Garden in Louisiana. 
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Stan Bitters is a pioneer of the organic modernist craft movement in the 1960s. A look at some of his birdhouses, planters, and fountains that have decorated California gardens over the years.
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Eminent California sculptor Stan Bitters finds a new audience for his timeless ceramics and sculptures, which have graced California's Nut Tree restaurant and the Palm Springs Ace Hotel.
Saul Becker and Stephen Vitiello have a new installation, Field Recordings—a mix of layered soundscapes and visual art, many made with botanicals electroplated with copper—at the Horticultural Society of New York thorugh July 6, 2012.
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In honor of Father's Day, here's a unique tree that goes by the name Old Man Palm (Coccothrinax crinita). Covered in long fibers (crinita means hairy in Latin) that resemble a tremendous beard, the rare species is a favorite among palm collectors and a Cuban native. Along with rum and The Old Man and the Sea, it's a fantastic island export.
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Turkish architect Emre Ozberk designs miniature landscapes that are meant to be pruned, weeded, and mowed. Call it armchair gardening. The earliest landscapes were rooted in his the perfectly sized food bowls of his cat, Papas, for whom the collection is named.
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See APLD's Annual International Landscape Design Awards winners, (the top 10!), including the entry of APLD Landscape Designer of the Year, Suzanne Arca.
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Art from our contributors on display (above, Mint and Marigold's poppy artwork in Chester, Connecticut) and for sale, the link between income and trees, a vegetable police lineup, a Q&A about moths, a woman who loves weeds, the story behind America's other Audubon, and more.
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John G. Fairey, a flora collector with a rare eye for design, transformed a Texas landscape into the famed garden Peckerwood. His vision for Peckerwood, which includes a light-dappled woodland, several shimmering dry gardens, and a parklike arboretum, developed not gradually but in a transformative awakening during a trip to Mexico. This is the story of a plant man and his garden.

 

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