Margaret Roach, former editorial director and garden editor of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and currently the force behind the popular gardening blog awaytogarden.com, describes her house and garden in upstate New York as a Wunderkammer, or a Cabinet of Curiosities, with each item "bearing the mark of nature," in this week's What Makes a House a Home.
Our slide show tour of this amazing house and garden in Fargo, North Dakota, designed by Stahl Architects and Land Elements, which was inspired by the work of Josef Albers and the native grasses that grow in the prairie that surrounds the property. Lots of web-only photos!
Take a virtual visit to Le Jardin de la Noria, which was featured on the cover of our September / October 2011 issue. Located in the south of France, and designed by Arnaud Maurières and Eric Ossart, this garden features many pieces of sculpture in an elegant landscape design.
Check out these photographs of La Louve, the private garden of Nicole de Vésian in Bonnieux, Provence, France. This influential garden has multiple terraces filled with elegant topiary and sculpted trees.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, a self-taught gardener (who watched a lot of gardening shows on television!) turned a hilly, "unbuildable" property into a dreamy woodland landscape, complete with waterfalls and several ponds.
A weed-covered lot in Southern California, owned by Caltrans, is completely redone by a couple who live adjacent to the garden, complete with native varieties, a citrus grove, and hundreds of new plants, creating a Mediterranean idyll.