The sweet gum tree's star-shaped leaves turn a mix of colors in the fall, making it a favorite for New York landscape designer Jan Johnsen. Sometimes the same tree can have red, purple, yellow and orange leaves, at the same time.
Ferns are lovely in the fall, says Jan Johnsen, owner of New York-based Johnsen Landscapes & Pools and author of "Heaven is a Garden." When ferns turn to burnished gold or light yellow, it looks like a filigree of leaves in a soft, quiet fall scene.
Over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs and ground covers create an ever-changing palette of garden delight. Bringing the perennials and plant materials closer to the New Hampshire residence with a stone exterior embraces the natural beauty of the property.
Fallen leaves mixed with hosta, coleus, Rozanne geraniums, heucheras, ferns and long-lasting annual flowers make a glorious tapestry in your fall garden, says Jan Johnsen, a New York-based landscape designer.
Designers Heather Hilliard and Fleur Keyes envisioned the garden room at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase as a multipurpose entertaining space. The wood-burning fireplace offers a spot for open-flame cooking, while the tabletop creates the perfect spot for casual dinner parties or kids' crafting.
This luxury designer home combines nature with architectural structures. Beautiful interior gardens inspire and make the natural surroundings an integral part of the home's design. Skylights bring sun straight into the gardens.
A formal design, with crisp edges, geometric shapes and symmetry across the sidewalk, makes this Portland, Ore., hellstrip worthy of slowing down and stopping to take a look. The garden is featured in the book, "Hellstrip Gardening" (April 2014, Timber Press).
In this practical dual design you can enjoy both gardening and entertaining on a Trex deck. To help maintain the deck’s attractive, natural appearance, a semi-annual cleaning with a composite deck cleaner is recommended.