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A garden gate is a portal that signifies a transition into a new space and experience. Like Alice looking down the rabbit hole, a gate leads us from the known to the unknown. And, like that rabbit hole, if you elongate or accentuate the portal, it makes the transition even more tantalizing. Here is a variety of garden gate styles that illustrate the “power of the portal.”
Bursting into bloom just as winter takes over, witch hazel not only offers hope that spring is on the way with its fragrant bright blooms, but also offers time-honored healing qualities that make these east coast natives a tonic for the body and soul.
Related Topics: Grow | East Coast | plants | Winter | witch hazel
When Tom Armstrong's house burned down, the only thing left was the garden. Rebuilding was his chance to let the landscape come first. 
On Fishers Island, off the Connecticut coast, Tom and Bunty Armstrong took the opportunity to build a house to complement their garden, after a fire destoryed their original home. Photographs of the stunning garden and the new house. 
Landscape architect Douglas Miller takes a Maryland garden facing an identity crisis from steep and exposed to functional and private.