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Anna Schuleit's 2003 piece Bloom installed 28,000 potted flowers in the Massachussetts Mental Health Center before it closed.
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A steep and ramshackle plot of land is transformed into a peaceful retreat.
Inspired by Garrett Eckbo, an iconic midcentury landscape architect who broke down the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, we show you how to get this look for your home with modern furnishings.
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A slide show of four different green roofs around the world.
There’s more to designing your outdoor space with a fire feature than dropping firewood into a terra cotta bowl in the backyard. Being properly primal takes some planning! See how several designers artfully incorporate fire into landscapes to create relaxing outdoor retreats.
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As a design element in the garden, bark is the last frontier, interesting in the winter certainly, but also a bonus of texture and pattern all year that enhances foliage and flowers. Take a close-up look at the intricate bark of eight trees, and read four tips on how to design with bark.
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In this week's post about the James Beard Garden renovation, we show the new refrigerators given by True Professional Series that have been installed in the garden, which will be used by the staff of the James Beard Foundation garden to store ingredients for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres outside.
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In this week's link roundup, we look at beautiful seed packets; unusual planters; Annie Proulx, garden-writer-turned-novelist; and a Louisiana island filled with camellias.
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For three days during the gray month of November, Parisians were surprised with pop-up bubbles—greenhouses filled with hanging plants, seemingly appearing about of nowhere. Actually, these bubbles were the project of the Flower Council of Holland, and were designed by French designer Amaury Gallon, who is well known for his vertical gardens. Named Ma bulle, ma plante et moi (or My Bubble, My Plant and Me), the project was inspired by Andy Warhol's prophecy that everyone would have 15 minutes of fame.
The Portland Japanese Garden continues its visionary path
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