Category Archives: Garden Design

Patagonian Groundsel | A Hardy Evergreen Shrub for Your Garden

Dick Culbert Patagonian Groundsel Tree, also known as Patagonian Sea Myrtle (Baccharis patagonica), is a frost-hardy, fall-flowering evergreen shrub originating from South America — Chile and Argentina (Patagonia).  Known for its versatility as a mounding hedge or a thick, … Continue reading

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Using Shade Sails In a Garden Landscape

Some of the best things about spring and summer are the abundance of beautiful weather, the ability to grow things, ample opportunities for outdoor barbecues, parties, and other forms of open-air entertainment, and the ability to enjoy nature is all … Continue reading

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Maidenhair Vine | An Ornamental Plant for Outdoor (and Indoor) Gardens

By Avenue – Own work, GFDL, Maidenhair vine (Muehlenbeckia complexa) is a deciduous climbing vine native to New Zealand. It is most notably known for its versatility as a prolific ground cover and screening plant due its rampart but … Continue reading

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Snow Gum Eucalyptus | An Australian Native Tree for the Garden

By Amanda Slater – May 29th “Tree Three_Snow Gum Blossom”, CC BY-SA 2.0, By Sterry2607 – Transferred from de.wikipedia to Commons by Hekerui using CommonsHelper., CC BY 2.5, /w/index.php?curid=35857638 By Toby Hudson – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, reading

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A Simple Sensory Garden

It has been a dream of mine for many years now as a garden designer to be commissioned to create a large scale sensory garden for a facility such as a hospital, mall, school, senior citizen centers or treatment center. … Continue reading

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Accessible Gardens | Designing a Garden for People with Disabilities and Physical Limitations

The National Gardening Survey reveals that three-quarters of Americans garden in one form or another. But only 36 percent of people with disabilities engage in any leisure physical activity, including gardening and walking outdoors, according to a report by the … Continue reading

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Garden Design Magazine Is Returning (Bigger and Better)

Garden Design, the beloved cutting-edge bimonthly magazine that ceased publication last year, plans to start the presses again.

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Photo of the Week | A Garden Arbor and Lush Plantings


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Refresh Your Garden Design | A Quick Q&A with Rebecca Sweet (Plus, Photos)

Rebecca Sweet, the Northern California garden designer known for her ability to creatively transform ordinary outdoor spaces into balanced, living works of art, released a new book last month. And, as expected, it’s as useful as she is talented. In … Continue reading

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Meet | Leslie Bennett, Co-Author of The Beautiful Edible Garden

Editor Shannon Roxborough chats with Leslie Bennett, half of the creative team behind Star Apple Edible + Fine Gardening, a firm that is beautifying one food garden at a time, about their book, where it all started and edible landscapes … Continue reading

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