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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Dame Helen Mirren gets a new carnivorous plant named after her (left); First Lady Michelle Obama publishes her book about the White House Garden, American Grown; how to care for plants that have bloomed early this year; DIY sprouting jar; interview with the Moonrise Kingdom set designer; dyeing with plants from the new site Gardenista; and more!
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Why not lure your vegetable crop up toward the sky this year? Arbors and trellises create visual interest and additional acreage for your plants.
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The future of farming is now and it is in the dark: A portable garden vending machine, called the Chef's Farm, offers a harvest of up to 60 heads of lettuce a day, without a ray of sunlight. 
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Have you seen our latest digital Look Book? It's a guide to outdoor furniture—perfect for inspiration for your garden this summer!
Related Topics: Ideas | look books | outdoor furniture
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Tips from Los Angeles-based garden designer Stefan Hammerschmidt
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Beth Dow's photographs of formal English and Italian gardens capture quiet moments that belie a garden's ever-humming life. In the Garden is a meditation on classic concepts of paradise and garden design, in which the photographer becomes a gardener, guiding the viewer's eye and creating a mood. She tells us a bit about some of her favorite photographs from In the Garden.
In artist Miranda Lichtenstein's new series of photographs, Screen Shadows, she photographs silhouettes of still lifes on patterned washi paper screens so the viewer only sees a representation of nature once removed. 
Related Topics: Ideas | Black | Green | Red | Yellow | art | exhibition | photographer | photography | plants
How gardens reveal their creators' personalities—a short essay from GARDEN DESIGN's Editor-in-Chief.
Related Topics: Ideas | essays | View
The Rhodochiton atrosanguineum, or Purple Bell vine, a native of southwestern Mexico, is hardy to zone 9 and offers much to covet. It's also easy to start from seed indoors in cooler climates.
Related Topics: Ideas | Green | Red | I Love This Plant | plants | Vines
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A driveway behind one of the oldest farmhouses in the Los Angeles area is transformed into a Victorian-inspired outdoor living area
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