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Noted: Pathway Plantings That Please the Senses via Houzz

Pathway Plantings That Please the Senses Traditional Landscape by Minneapolis Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens A walkway that strides through grass will certainly get you from point A to point B. But that same path becomes a delightful sensory experience when lined with beautiful plantings. Check out this gallery of images for […]

Noted: Ground Force: 10 Top Ground Covers for Your Garden via Houzz

Ground Force: 10 Top Ground Covers for Your Garden via Houzz Traditional Landscape by Sydney Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Arthur Lathouris Garden Designer   Leaving your soil uncovered in the garden is a bit like walking around in the hot sun with no hat — you’re asking for trouble. Bare soil is a magnet […]

Noted: Great Design Plant: Purple Needle Grass, California’s State Grass via Houzz

Great Design Plant: Purple Needle Grass, California’s State Grass via Houzz Landscape by San Francisco Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Pete Veilleux, East Bay Wilds Selected as the official California state grass in 2004, purple needle grass (Stipa pulchra) has a tough constitution and showy awns, making this native bunchgrass an option for low-water home […]

Noted: 5 Ways to Put Fall Leaves to Work in Your Garden via Houzz

5 Ways to Put Fall Leaves to Work in Your Garden via Houzz Landscape by Wyckoff Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Horizon Landscape Company In fall my town holds leaf collection days, when homeowners (or their landscape services) blow or rake fallen leaves off their properties into big piles in the streets. Later a truck […]

Noted: Japanese maples and other choice acer, with Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow via A Way to Garden

Japanese maples and other choice acer, with Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow via A Way to Garden I HAVE A FOLIAGE THING, probably more so than for flowers, so no surprise that a genus of trees I’m particularly passionate about is Acer, or maple, and especially the so-called Japanese maples—which do technically flower, of course, […]

Noted: DIY on a Budget: $30 Mini Concrete Planters by Dalilah Arja via Gardenista

DIY on a Budget: $30 Mini Concrete Planters by Dalilah Arja via Gardenista File this one under trial and error: I started the project with high hopes of making a 2-gallon cement planter that I could stock with a variety of succulents. But while struggling to free the large planter from its mold, I dropped […]

Noted: Growing backyard mushrooms, with Michael Judd via A Way to Garden

Growing backyard mushrooms, with Michael Judd via A Way to Garden I’VE CONFESSED BEFORE to a fascination with fungus–as in mushrooms—that sprout unexpectedly in the garden. Perhaps surprising is that I have never intentionally grown any edible mushrooms. Ecological and edible landscape designer Michael Judd, author of “Edible Landscaping With a Permaculture Twist” (win a […]

Noted: Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot via Houzz

Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot via Houzz Traditional Landscape by Seattle Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Banyon Tree Design Studio I don’t know about you, but where I live (USDA zone 6) it’s been a long, hot, dry summer. With triple-digit temperatures for most of the summer, my containers look worse for […]

Noted: Concrete Large Leaf Birdbath via WooHome

Noted: Concrete Large Leaf Birdbath via WooHome If you’re still looking for a handmade bird bath to decorate your garden and yard, then we recommend this project. This natural looking bird bath will create a stunning watering place for the birds in your yard. It’s easy to make, works with any large leaf. Find out […]

Noted: Design Sleuth: Terra Cotta Window Boxes by Meredith Swinehart via Gardenista

Design Sleuth: Terra Cotta Window Boxes by Meredith Swinehart via Gardenista Terracotta Window Boxes from Amazon.com Earlier today, I wrote about the courtyard terrace of an Airbnb stay on the island of Ischia, Italy. (See Airbnb Visit: Under the Radar Near Capri.) From that perch, I could peek into the tiny urban gardens of surrounding […]