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July 10, 2014
These gardens blur the boundaries between natural and manmade landscape, providing a welcome escape from the bustle of daily life.
Modern prefab shed in Finland

A bed of greenery surrounds this magical glass-walled shed on an island in Finland. 

 

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The landscape Hayes conceived for a private garden in Santa Fe, New Mexico, exploits the desert landscape with drought-tolerant planting. “Walking in the Santa Fe hills is psychedelic. It’s a desert, and there’s all this rock and lichen. The people who li

Conceived by artist and landscape designer Paula Hayes, this private garden in Santa Fe, New Mexico sports various shrubs and trees placed in silicone planters.

 

 

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Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminded a seamless garden to surround a Bay Area Eichler house

 

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The Opdahl House, designed by Edward Killingsworth for Richard and Joyce Opdahl, is located on the island of Naples, in Long Beach, California, and the design responds to the constraints imposed by the compact site.Unlike the neighbors, whose  homes unfli

A concrete block pathway and generous scatterings of shrubs lead up to the Edward Killingsworth-designed Opdahl House on the island of Naples in Long Beach, California. 

 

 

 

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The Kavner house is a California take on the classic Adirondack style of upstate New York. The main house is used every weekend and the cabins fill up at family gatherings.

A carefully groomed garden paves the way outside this classic Adirondack style home in Big Sur, California.

 

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Outdoor gardening in Los Angeles, California

A varied arrangement of flowers grows in the garden of this Glassell Park home, where local urban farmer Tara Kolla and a squad of volunteers plant and tend. 

 

 

 

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In an effort to preserve the surrounding mature gardens, the addition did not alter the footprint of the house.

In renovation this old cottage in San Francisco's Potrero Hill, the resident's goal was to "to expand the house while staying within the existing footprint to protect the mature gardens."

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Modern prefab shed in Finland

A bed of greenery surrounds this magical glass-walled shed on an island in Finland. 

 

Photo by Arsi Ikäheimonen.

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