UNIQUE CONTAINER GARDENING IDEAS

UNIQUE CONTAINER GARDENING IDEAS

Container gardens are typically created from terracotta pots, lightweight fiberglass or plastic planters, glazed ceramic planters or natural wood planters.

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GARDEN DESIGN TRENDS – THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN

GARDEN DESIGN TRENDS – THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN

New York City homeowners in Manhattan and Brooklyn are concerned with drainage, privacy from neighbors and sustainability in their small gardens. Great ideas from famous gardens can be incorporated into these smaller spaces.

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FASHION INSPIRED BY THE GARDEN: HAUTE COUTURE AND HORTICULTURE

FASHION INSPIRED BY THE GARDEN: HAUTE COUTURE AND HORTICULTURE

The garden has been an inspiration to fashion designers for centuries. Garden dresses, garden shoes, garden party hats are just the threshold of garden fashion costume.

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BLUE GARDEN | USING THE COLOR BLUE IN AN URBAN GARDEN DESIGN

BLUE GARDEN | USING THE COLOR BLUE IN AN URBAN GARDEN DESIGN

I'm mad about blue! I find blue to be an alluring color to design with.  A less common color in nature, it’s a challenge to find true blue in flower form.

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HOW TO GET RID OF MOSQUITOES IN THE GARDEN

HOW TO GET RID OF MOSQUITOES IN THE GARDEN

Mosquitos are rampant in the Brooklyn gardens that I design and build. The best thing you can do to reduce mosquitoes in your garden is to...

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TEATIME IN THE GARDEN

TEATIME IN THE GARDEN

There is a history of enjoying tea in the landscape of a New York City garden. 18th century tea gardens were added to taverns evoking the English tradition. 

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EVOLUTION OF THE LAWN

EVOLUTION OF THE LAWN

It is estimated that the total amount of monocultured lawn in the United States exceeds the size of the state of Pennsylvania. Why?

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IS IVY ON A BUILDING DESTRUCTIVE?

IS IVY ON A BUILDING DESTRUCTIVE?

Garden design ideas for using vines to cover trellises, pergolas, or other structures. Ivy can disguise an unflattering sightline at a small brownstone garden design.

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HOW DO I ATTRACT BIRDS INTO MY GARDEN?

HOW DO I ATTRACT BIRDS INTO MY GARDEN?

Backyard gardeners and landscape designers can increase the number and variety of birds by streamlining the natural ecosystems you see at the forest edge.

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