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Noted: Artful Planters from Belgium by Julie Carlson via Gardenista

Artful Planters from Belgium by Julie Carlson via Gardenista Planters as sculpture: handmade clay vessels from Belgian-based Atelier Vierkant function as art for the garden. In the US, the planters—which “explore the possibilities of organic minimalism in form and surface texture”— are available from Interieurs, the newly opened Avenue Road in New York, and at […]

Noted: A New View Of Trees, With Chris Earle via A Way to Garden

A New View Of Trees, With Chris Earle via A Way to Garden WHAT I VISUALIZE when I hear the word “tree” changed after a conversation with forest ecologist Christopher Earle, a co-author of two new titles in the Princeton Field Guides series: “Trees of Eastern North America” and the corresponding Western volume. Are you […]

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 […]