Putting Down Roots: Gardening Tips and Untamed Spaces

Putting Down Roots: Gardening Tips and Untamed Spaces
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Editor’s Letter: Room to Grow
Editor’s Letter: Room to Grow
The stories in this issue show the many possibilities for what verdant living can look like—all creative, some a little extreme.
By William Hanley - 15 days ago
A 19th-Century Paris Apartment Building Gets a Refined Addition With a Rooftop Garden
The new elevation by local firm Rotunno Justman comprises two 645-square-foot apartments that harmonize with the existing structure and evoke a sense of nature for the residents.
Our Favorite New Takes on Classic Outdoor Chairs
Whether you’re looking for an Acapulco or an Adirondack, we’ve got you covered.
An Expert Herbalist Shares Her Tips for Growing Healing Plants at Home
Juliet Blankespoor cultivates botanicals out of her backyard garden—here’s how she got started, and how you can, too.
In the Catskills, a Textile Artist and Designer Creates Dyes From Her Own Garden
Christi Johnson might be best known for stylishly embroidering vintage garments. But she’s also developed a reputation for her earth-toned natural dyes.
A TikTok Personality on How Gardening Can Keep You Calm, Cool, and Collected
Self-care celebrity Garden Marcus of TikTok fame shares the lessons he’s learned from the botanical world.
How a Los Angeles Landscape Architecture Firm Is Reclaiming a Hillside for Native Plants
Terremoto is spearheading an experimental grassroots project to transform a neglected patch of public land with native species.
The Desert Can Yield a Bounty of Vegetables—Just Ask One of Arizona’s Sustainable Farmers
Horticulturist Alfonso Chavez is helping return his Tucson, Arizona, community to the traditional and Indigenous practices that were disrupted by colonization and...
An Outdoorsy Family’s Bay Area Midcentury Gets an Era-Defying Update
Architect Emily Jagoda revives a 1960 residence in Woodside, California, with playful elements geared toward the kids and adults alike.
In London, a Dramatic Blue Stairway Amps Up the Allure of An Actor’s Apartment
Patalab Architects spices up a closed-off stair room with one part natural light and another part saturated hue.
The Housing Shortage in Marfa, Texas, Gets Two New Pint-Size Solutions
Architect Candid Rogers designs a set of rentals using durable, inexpensive materials inspired by the desert landscape.
Catwalks and Glass Tunnels Tie Together a Verdant Colombian Home
A zigzagging floor plan provides a family with opportunities to find both privacy and connection.
This House in Buenos Aires Now Encloses a Small Jungle After Some Clever Carving
Built at the turn of the 20th century, Casa Leiva by local firm Giusto Van Campenhout features a central courtyard with a classical oculus rendered in workaday concrete.
How Sweden Became the Surprising Center of the Greenhouse Home Movement
Meet the Swedish pioneers living in greenhouse homes who are bringing architect Bengt Warne’s utopian vision of existing in harmony with nature from the ’70s into the modern day.
How a Terraced Garden Helped a Brooklyn Home Rise to the Occasion
The bottom floor of this townhouse renovation now connects to the outdoors via a new ADU office.
An Uninspired Los Angeles Yard Became a Lush, Wheelchair-Ready Landscape With a Saltwater Pool
The couple who own the house filled their outdoor space with winding paths and fragrant plants.
A Cane Chair Takes Pride of Place in a West Oakland Plant Shop
Kalu Gebreyohannes and J’Maica Roxanne of Blk Girls Green House share why they find the chair both powerful and beautiful.
A Design Lover’s Guide to the Perfect Day in Asheville, North Carolina
A group of local designers and sculptors guide us through the ultimate day in this architecturally diverse, creative mecca.
HGTV Star Anthony Carrino Shares How He Created Idyllic Indoor/Outdoor Living In the Catskills
The home improvement expert recently renovated a 3,100-square-foot stone house for his family to enjoy year-round.
A Five-Year Renovation of This 1950s Bel Air Home Opens It Up to the Breathtaking Surroundings
Interior decorator Robyn Ordon teamed up with Michael Campbell of FORM Design and Development to make the most of her site with floor-to-ceiling views.