Garden Inspiration

Garden Inspiration

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Read about two grand estate gardens worth visiting that are open to the public in Washington, DC: Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens and Dumbarton Oaks.
For three weeks, beginning at the end of March, cherry blossoms grace streets and monuments of Washington, DC, with their ephemeral beauty in what is known as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
When visiting The National Mall, there are several interesting gardens to see that are easy to reach by public transportation: The United States Botanic Garden, the National Museum of the American Indian, and Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden.
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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, California, 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.
The marriage of the words “aesthetic” and “edibles” have become more frequent as many gardeners, chefs, and authors alike embrace the function and form of edible design in gardening. Christina Salwitz explains why there no longer needs to be the horticultural separation of delicious looking and delicious tasting landscapes.
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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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