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How To Get Some Privacy Into Your Backyard – 10 Modern Ideas

Having a spacious backyard can be very rewarding. You get to relax outdoors and to entertain your guests when they come over. But there is an issue …

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

The Blog of Barely Imagined Beings<p>Welcome to the blog of <i>The Book of Barely Imagined Beings</i>. I posted more than a thousand entries between February …

18 Patio Pergola Designs, Perfect For The Upcoming Summer Days

Pergolas reach maximum popularity and are most practical during summer when they provide shade and serve as an outdoor recreation and entertainment …

How to Design a Small Garden Around a Bird Feeder | Home Guides | SF Gate

With a bird feeder as a focal point, you can design a small garden to attract a diverse array of birds as well as other pollinating wildlife. Colorful seeding plants, flowering shrubs and trees for food and shelter, and masses of native plants will provide the fundamentals. Native plants are the …

How to Garden Anywhere

Garden in a driveway<p>Learn more about this driveway makeover<p>Landscape architect Jeni Webber replaced this Palo Alto home’s solid driveway with two …

Designing small gardens: choosing plants

Designer Kate Gould selects her favourite varieties for planting up in sun or shade<p>Small gardens need bulk to be successful. The most impressive schemes are those that pare a planting scheme down to the bare minimum. It never fails to surprise me how much impact can be created with just a few …

Container Rehab

As fall sets in, most garden containers look more decrepit than decorative: There’s browning, bolting, or just too much competition for space. Our …

Diary of a window box garden: spring cleaning

It's time for an overhaul of Helen Babbs' container garden<p>The tops of double-decker buses have their pros and cons. They are much polluted with bad music and inane chitchat, but they're also brilliant moving rooms with views. A few days ago, from the lofty heights of the number 91 en route to …

Gardens: small spaces

Garden too awkward to access with a wheelbarrow? The latest light, practical products help you make the most of tiny spaces<p>If you've ever hauled bags of compost upstairs to a balcony garden, or stored gardening tools in your wardrobe because there's no room for a shed outside, take heart. Gardening …

Clever Container Garden Ideas

2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited<p>Bonus container garden idea: Create an office setting for a group of echeverias and other succulents in mixed pots in …

Therapeutic Gardening

Raised bed gardening and horticultural therapy

Therapeutic gardening helps residents with dementia

Garden therapy for veterans

Horticultural Therapy

Horticulture Therapy for People with Autism w/video

In the 1600’s, patients who struggled to pay for their medical treatment turned to gardening to earn extra money. Doctors noticed a difference …

At Home in the Modern World

Articles about woods 8 forest homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Wood in general is a beautiful, evocative …

Architecture

Articles about 6 ways design marc newson on Dwell.com - Dwell

Throughout his decades-long career, Australian industrial designer Marc Newson has produced prolifically.<p>It is our pleasure to announce that the Acrobat lamp, designed by Marc Venot, has been selected as a winner of the German Design...<p>As a greater awareness of design grows among the general …

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