Garden Inspiration

Garden Inspiration

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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.”
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Afternoon inspiration: This summer house in Mar Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina, was built by BAK architects. The house wraps around the trees that grow on the property, integrating nature into a very modern house structure.
A collection of photos from photographer Dona Kopol Bonick’s Napa, Calif. garden that is inspired by the gardens her husband created at a local winery and the landscapes she’s captured but always wanted to call her own. Read more about their journey to create their own picture-perfect garden here.
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Ken Druse puts together "recipes" for your garden—whether you are looking for a Midwest prairie, a collage of trailing vines, a woodland nook, or a night-blooming palette—showing what to plant for each theme. Each garden "recipe" is captured in these beautiful images by Ellen Hoverkamp. The images are not only stunning, but practical—Druse and Hoverkamp put ground covers at the bottom, shrubs in the middle, and trees at the top.
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