Latest Articles in Landscape Design

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8 Landscape Designs with Drought-Tolerant and Native Desert Plants

From succulents to cacti, these eight home's surrounding landscapes can get by on little water.
October 13, 2015
Chong left enough space in the 16-foot-wide backyard for a garden and comfortable dining area.

7 Small Backyards in Cities

On tight urban lots from London to Toronto, these homes make way for a blissful slice of nature.
September 30, 2015
Catovic Hughes’s design for the Morelands is all about embracing the outdoors. Rick spends as much time on the patio as he can. The undulation of the aluminum cladding makes a regular, rhythmic backdrop for the yards-high bamboo he lovingly tends.

6 Peaceful Bamboo Gardens

Bamboo grows like a most welcome weed at these modern homes.
September 14, 2015
Renovated DC Row House backyard with Cor-Ten steel.

5 Ways to Design with Planters

From large boxes to individual pots, planters are a go-to solution for modern gardens.
September 11, 2015
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Dry Goods: The Case for Cacti as the Ultimate Houseplant

Succulent success doesn't require much of a green thumb—lots of sun and a little water are all you need to nurture the hottest low-maintenance plants around.
August 13, 2015
sky ranch house exterior reflecting pool

Modern Homes with Reflecting Pools

These homes brought the tranquility of living near the water one step closer with reflecting pools.
July 29, 2015
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Growing Upward: 9 Ways to Plant Vertically

To live in a city often means abandoning all hope of owning a garden. By planting vertically, however, these projects were able to add greenery without sacrificing precious floor space.
June 23, 2015
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Best of #ModernMonday: Balancing Indoor-Outdoor Design

Every Monday, @dwell and @designmilk invite fans and experts to weigh in on trending topics in design on Twitter. Architects Bercy Chen, D'Arcy Jones, and Tom Davis joined #ModernMonday this week to share their thoughts on indoor-outdoor design. Check out a few of our favorite responses, and use the hashtag #ModernMonday to join the conversation next week at 1pm EST / 10am PST.
June 22, 2015
Simple planter with hidden self-watering wick and pleated design

Editors' Picks: Our 10 Favorite Planters

It's high season to exercise that green thumb! These stylish, modern planters are made for plants of all sizes—from a miniature, desktop succulent to a space-defining living wall. Read our June 2015 issue for many more green design ideas.
June 17, 2015