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From Edible Landscapes to Garden Path Designs, Solar heating for Swimming Pools, Garden Design Ideas, Landscaping Advice, DIY Landscaping Projects and more, our Landscape Architects aim to bring you the latest in Landscaping and Gardening News!


Forget the primeval campfire, and say hello to a modern experience of sitting around an open fire with family and friends. Paloform’s collection of fire pit designs offer sculptural shapes in simple vessels for contemporary settings. Here are seven ways to incorporate one in your backyard. https://www.gardendesign.com/pictures/modern-fire-for-outdoor-spaces_290/#8526


Start with the house One of Morrow’s goals was an area for outdoor entertaining next to the house—but he did not want the existing architecture to dictate the design. His 1890s Victorian house, although pretty from the street, is just a “brick box” at the back. Morrow’s response was to cover it with wisteria, and, like a […]


Honeysuckle Arch The fragrance of honeysuckle, particularly heady at dusk, encourages anyone passing through to pause a while to survey the view beyond. Lilac Solanum Evergreen in mild areas, the fast-growing Solanum crispum (‘Glasnevin’) provides a lovely summer display of flowers. Click here to see more!


Eat Your Yard There are many plant parts we toss, thinking they’re not edible. From flowers to sweet potato vines, these 14 delectable plant parts might surprise you. Caution: for edible flowers, don’t buy the plants from ornamental stock in a garden center, instead buy organic herbs and vegetable plants or grow your own from seed […]


The Sword-billed Hummingbird has the longest bill of any Trochilidae species. It is the only member of the genus Ensifera. This species occurs mainly in wet montane forest at high elevation. Length: 17-22 cm, including the bill of 9-11 cm Weight: 12-15 g The adult male has coppery-bronze head, including the feathers at bill base. […]


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