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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 visit to Sea Cliff Gardens B&B in Port Angeles, Wash., is literally like stepping into a painting. Strolling through the grounds among lush evergreens and rolling lawns, you’ll follow a flagstone walkway through a shaded woodland garden carpeted with primrose, hostas, hellebores, wood poppies and sweet alyssum. A waterfront rose garden with pink Adirondack benches overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca, toward the shores of Victoria, British Columbia. Over 100 blooming rhododendrons dazzle between March and June. Take a stroll and hear about owner Bonnie Kuchler’s labor of love and how she tamed an English garden gone wild.
Ever wonder where the leftover or unwanted plants of a design go to pasture? Many of these plants find their way to designer Anna Brooks' Michigan garden, where it’s ok to be a misfit.
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A penchant for growing Bonsai trees inspires gardener Ramon Smit to create a full-scale Japanese garden
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When landscape architect Gabriella Mazzola designed a roof garden for her clients atop a modern residential building in Italy, she understood why they asked for "a green oasis of relaxation.” Her gentle hand with a feel for fine-textured plants creates a remarkable transformation and allows light to penetrate while providing screens for backgrounds and privacy. This space features a dozen great ideas for adding warmth and contrast to cold hard surfaces.
Related Topics: Ideas | Italy | Rooftop garden
More than 2,000 people “liked” this image on Facebook this weekend. Here’s a look at ten more vertical gardens around the world. Is there a great vertical garden near you?
Related Topics: Ideas | Flora Grubb | Vertical Gardens
When you think of floral arranging like cooking, the recipes and flavors are endless. Here’s a recipe for a bountiful and beautiful autumn arrangement from an easy-to-use cookbook of floral design.
Daylight saving time may bring an early nightfall, but new lighting techniques and technology transform the great outdoors after dark.

 

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Landscape designer Maureen Gilmer shares tips for selecting trees with bright autumn colors. Learn how to ensure impressive fall color no matter your climate. 

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When leaves rustle and the wind howls, pumpkins become a favored medium for many artists. This gallery features artists with very diverse backgrounds—a musician, a sculptor, a forensic artist, and a farmer—and designs with equally different aesthetics, including pumpkins with flowers, pumpkins with dead musicians, and pumpkins with NYC pride. Check out these elaborate pumpkin carvings from six carvers—they're inspiring, scary, funny, and beautiful!
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. What better way to do that than with friends, sipping hot cider and devouring S’mores, around a beautiful fire pit or fireplace in furnishings that perform well despite fickle fall weather.
Related Topics: Ideas | Fire | Furniture | outdoor furniture
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