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Noted: Great Design Plant: Japanese Painted Fern Weaves a Garden Tapestry via Houzz

Great Design Plant: Japanese Painted Fern Weaves a Garden Tapestry via Houzz Spaces by Topsfield Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Andrew Keys   So much of the woodland garden is green. While shade gardeners appreciate verdant mounds of moss, swaths of sweet box and colonies of camellias, some color relief is a welcome respite from […]

Noted: Vogeli Bird Feeder By Vasse And Peg Vaught via Design Milk

Vogeli Bird Feeder By Vasse And Peg Vaught via Design Milk Made from 16 oz. solid copper, the Vogeli Bird Feeders will last a lifetime, slowly aging to a natural green patina. Designed and handcrafted by Vasse and Peg Vaught in Virginia, these feeders feature dramatic, sculpture-like curves where the top spiral acts as a […]

Garden History: A Lovely Garden Path from The gardens of England in the southern & western counties, 1907

Back into the garden past with this edition of Garden History. The Internet Archive recently added over 14 million new images to the Flickr Commons. These pictures, photos and graphics were culled from their automated OCR scanning books to create digital versions of public domain books. You can read more about the project in this […]

Noted: 5 Historic Gardens In Los Angeles And Their Fascinating Stories via LAist

5 Historic Gardens In Los Angeles And Their Fascinating Stories via LAist Gardens possess a certain magic, and that’s especially true of historic gardens that seem to capture a specific moment in time. California’s oldest gardens tell stories of old Hollywood and even Spanish colonization. As the end of summer draws near, it’s the perfect […]

Noted: 4 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden in the Front Yard via Modern Farmer

4 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden in the Front Yard via Modern Farmer One of the first landscaping changes we made upon moving into our new house last year was getting rid of several sprawling, weed-ridden mounds of winter jasmine that were choking the life out of all the plants in our front yard. […]

Noted: Garden Tech: An App to Water Your Lawn via Gardenista

Garden Tech: An App to Water Your Lawn via Gardenista What can’t a smartphone do these days? It can buy you lattes, find out the baseball score, and measure how many steps you take in a day. It can check the weather forecast, and turn on your irrigation system. And if you’re using Hydros, a […]

Noted: Get Your Garden Moving for a Magical Mood via Houzz

Get Your Garden Moving for a Magical Mood via Houzz Contemporary Landscape by Seattle Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers AHBL   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 […]

Noted: 15 Great Ideas for a Lawn-Free Yard via Houzz

15 Great Ideas for a Lawn-Free Yard via Houzz Mediterranean Landscape by Walnut Creek Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Huettl Landscape Architecture   The lawn has enjoyed decades of popularity, and while there are still plenty of things to love about a great lawn, that expanse of green can sometimes be more trouble than it’s […]

Noted: Create Garden Mystery With a Zigzag Path via Houzz

Create Garden Mystery With a Zigzag Path via Houzz Tropical Landscape by San Rafael Architects & Building Designers VITA Planning and Landscape Architecture Bed and pathway lines are important to how we view and navigate our gardens. A good garden designer will employ these shapes to influence moods and to dictate how and how quickly […]

Noted: Ferns: A Shade Gardener’s Best Friend via Houzz

Ferns: A Shade Gardener’s Best Friend via Houzz Farmhouse Landscape by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects   Shade gardeners seem to have more garden envy than any group of gardeners I know. They drool over dahlias, linger over lantana and swoon over salvias, knowing deep down that these plants would soon meet their […]