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A Manhattan Roof Garden with a Panoramic View

Urban living is all about making the most of available space, especially outdoor space. Ever wonder what’s up there on New York City’s rooftops?<p>To …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Self-seeding plants: how to create a fuss-free garden

The right mix of self-seeding plants can create year-round interest with minimum work.<p>The more I look at natural landscapes and the wild flowers that scatter themselves within them, the less inclined I am to garden meticulously. I want my outside space to produce food and flowers, and I want to …

Great Dixter opens the garden gate to wildflowers

Mary Keen catches up with some great new mix-and-match planting ideas at Great Dixter in Sussex.<p>Committed gardeners know about Great Dixter, but how many people have been there recently? It must be five or six years since I last went.<p>The garden was made famous by the late owner, Christopher Lloyd, …

Landscape Architect Visit: Scott Lewis Turns A Small SF Backyard Into an Urban Oasis

“We had this idea of making a green cube in the back of the garden,” says San Francisco-based landscape architect Scott Lewis. And as you can see, it …

Before and After: Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan on Shelter Island

Every few years design gurus Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan either move house or latch onto a new one. They call it upward mobility syndrome, but if …

Gone Wild: Tinkering With Turf

“Low maintenance” is often at the top of a client’s wish list when a garden designer is called in. A formal garden, with topiary that only needs an …

10 Best Herbs for a Drought Garden

01 of 10<p>Tall and striking, mullein offers soft, fuzzy greenery and stunning yellow flower that towers above the rest of the garden. This would make a …

Garden Design Dilemmas: The Rectangular Urban Garden

I have the quintessential urban backyard: compact, rectangular and narrow. It's a very common layout for city homes, yet years ago when I was trying …

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Ideas from the Chelsea Flower Show to Use At Home

Last week, I spent a splendid few days at Chelsea Flower Show, the annual horticulture extravaganza, which this year was a ginormous 100 years old. …

Amazonian Treasure Trove Yields 15 New Bird Species | WIRED

<i>Arapaçu-de-bico-torto</i>, which loosely translates to crooked-beaked woodcreeper. This bird most closely resembles a Curve-Billed Scythebill</i> …

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