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Eric Sternfels calls garden making "an interesting, quiet labor," which has resulted in a unique landscape filled with usable ideas. With a background in architecture, he designed a garden in a long narrow space behind his vintage 1840s home in Philadelphia. His passion for the art of plant placement is manifested in such simple, yet elegant solutions for an overly shaded, narrow yard that's just 18 feet wide by 150 feet long.
As a landscape designer, balancing what your client has envisioned with what the surroundings will allow can either invite or deter the challenge. For Michelle Derviss, making sure the technical aspects of each design meets the unique personality of the client builds to her philosophy which includes inspiring the eye of the beholder.
Each year the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards professional awards to the year's best residential landscape designs. We have the winners from this year's competition, from a brilliantly reimagined former rock quarry (above) in Connecticut to a home in Mexico with spectacular outdoor rooms.
Designer Brook Klausing of Brook Landscape talks about how to mix indoor and outdoor furniture and shows off four of his recent projects, including the garden of Jenna Lyons, creative director of J.Crew.
Experimentation and fun transform the aesthetics of green roofs.
A slide show of four different green roofs around the world.
Each year, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards professional awards to the year's best residential landscape designs. We have all eight winners from the 2011 competition, with entries ranging from a renovation of Philip Johnson's Beck House in Dallas to a cascade of terraces for a New York City apartment. 
True Life: Steven Harris Architects, from Princeton Architectual Press, is a retrospective that covers Steven Harris Architects' first twenty-five years. The firm has long made landscape design an integral part of its work, with its in-house landscape unit spun off four years ago as Rees Roberts + Partners. Our review of the book, with a look at three inside spreads.
A slide show of the plants, garden, and architecture of a classic Beverly Hills home.
As a landscape designer in Northern California for over 25 years, Michelle Derviss shares her design philosophy with us. See how she is able to engage all the senses while still making sure all site challenges are addressed as she paints a canvas of garden perfection. Read the entire article here.
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