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Boxwood Alternatives Bring the Chelsea Flower Show to You
With the end of May approaching, I’m looking forward to the Chelsea Flower Show, the highlight of the British gardening year, where top garden designers will once again wow us...
Style and Nature Come Together in a Slovenian Landscape Design
The town of Kranjska Gora, in Slovenia, sits near the Austrian and Italian borders. Traditional wood and stone houses and barns with window grilles, pitched roofs and wood log joints dot the landscape. Alpine peaks, plummeting...
A Spring Walk Through Piet Oudolf’s New Garden in the Bronx
With the blooming of the cherries and crabapple trees, spring is in full spring at The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. One of the great excitements of the season is the newest garden, a long herbaceous border called the Seasonal Walk, which was...
Ditch the Ordinary Ditch: Create a Realistic Dry Creek Bed
There are untold numbers of drainage ditches among us that are having identity crises. They have been designed and built as dry creek beds, but they don’t quite measure up. True, they perform the duties of dry creek beds, carrying excess...
Have Your Garden Fountain and Be Water Wise Too
With their delicate movement and melodious splash, water features often become the focal point of a garden. And nothing brings a feeling of coolness and tranquility quite like a pond or fountain. But what about water consumption? In warm climates how...
Give Your Lawn a Taste of the Wild
I’m an Englishman, so a perfectly manicured lawn is set deep within my gardening genes. Rainfall levels and temperate summers of the British Isles allow the grass to mature to a perfect green verdure, making it an ideal climate for lush green lawns....
Sweet Serendipity: Opening to Happy Garden Discoveries
Great gardeners are great planners. However, there is an unknown variable that occasionally interjects itself in our most logical equations, that unpredictable thing called serendipity. It’s defined as luck in the form of a happy accidental discovery,...
Natural Swimming Pools: More Beauty, No Chemicals
Summer’s heat is not far behind the bursting of spring blooms and windy rains. This summer imagine yourself cooling off by floating in a backyard pool that feels immersed in nature. Natural swimming pools use plants or a combination of plants...
Get Your Garden Moving for a Magical Mood
A truly spectacular and deeply satisfying garden, no matter how simple it appears to be, is designed with multiple layers of interest. In fact, the appearance of simplicity may be deceiving. The Saturday-morning DIY shows will tell you about flower color...
Touches of Grandness for the Garden
There’s more to landscaping than lawns and foundation plantings. Get inspired by formal garden traditions and incorporate a neatly trimmed hedge, striking symmetrical garden or whimsical topiary into your yard design. Here are...
Good Read: ‘Landscaping Ideas That Work’
Good landscape design doesn’t have to be complicated. Simple moves, like adding a sandbox that invites kids to explore outside, creating an alluring outdoor room with foliage or turning an eyesore of a driveway into a visual delight with planting,...
8 Reasons to Plant a Great Tree
What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than by planting a tree in your garden or on a neighborhood street? Trees help mitigate heat-island effects by providing shade for streets and parking areas, add to the value of a property, provide habitat, cool...
There’s a Party in the Backyard, Says a Houzz Landscaping Survey
Hey, did you see the weather report for this weekend? We should totally have a party in my backyard. Invite everyone you know! Bring comfortable shoes, though, because I don’t have chairs, and sitting on the rock-strewn ground kind of hurts....
Garden Color: Lighten and Brighten With Yellow
During the flower-power days of the 1960s, Donovan sang about “being mad about saffron” in his hit song Mellow Yellow. Are we still mad about yellow in our gardens, and can it be mellow? Nature commonly uses yellow, with spring flowers like...
 

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