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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Palm Springs, Calif. is a Mecca of modern architecture from mid-century restorations to futuristic open dwellings. When fences, partitions and screens are called for, the traditional cedar board fence just doesn't fit into these landscapes.
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A garden in Pennsylvania kicks into high gear just as the growing season winds down. See how flaming fall colors and tawny grasses exhibit the season’s remarkable changes in depth, texture and color.

The design trend away from solid concrete to permeable walking surfaces has opened the door to  fresh paving options.  Smaller homes and yards make it possible to explore alternative, sometimes truly unique surfaces without breaking the budget.  

 

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For autumn color, chrysanthemums are showstoppers. They're the first choice of proud moms for homecoming corsages; their exquisite forms draw thousands to flower shows; and in the fall, they dominate prime counter space at garden centers. 
Kyle Hart’s handmade concrete pots and planters can be customized to enhance any garden space.
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See our favorites from APLD’s award winners, including the entry of APLD Landscape Designer of the Year, Paul Connolly.
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Inspired by ghost town bottle houses, the newest old idea in the modern landscape is building with bottles instead of recycling them.  One of the most doable ideas is creating built in seatwalls.
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From a sprawling backyard garden to an urbane rooftop escape visible only to neighboring high rises, Lolita Aaron’s transformation from suburban gardener to urban gardener provides unlikely lessons in renewal and regeneration.
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Discover a few impactful things from these Coconut Grove houses to do in the garden that pay big style dividends.
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For ten years, Mike Osterling and Ron Alessandrini have worked on their Woodinville, Washington garden. Now that it’s complete, people are starting to take notice.

 

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