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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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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"Nothing stops a bullet like a job," is the motto of Homeboy Industries, the Los Angeles–based gang-intervention organization. Homegirl Cafe, started in 2005 and an off-shoot of Homeboy Industries, has a farm-to-kitchen training program, helping former gang members and other at-risk youth by providing gardening and cooking jobs.
Chef Cindy Pawlcyn's heirloom plantings from her Napa Valley organic gardens preserve rare varietals and treat diners
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Excerpt from the Preface to Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn by Fritz Haeg, 2010 (2nd Edition)
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Superstar gardener Ken Druse tells us about why he decided to create his latest book, Natural Companions, with images by his friend Ellen Hoverkamp and her flatbed scanner: "Soon after Ellen and I finished our book, Hurricane Irene churned through the Northeast, followed the next month by tropical storm Lee. A good deal of my garden was swept away. Now I have a record of things that used to be, and the book I wrote turned out to be a memory book."
Jardins, Jardin, Paris’ avant-garde garden show, is the anti-Chelsea—it ran over the weekend, from June 1 to June 3. A quick look from The Telegraph's deputy gardening editor, Joanna Fortnam, about why she loves this French garden party. 

 

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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