Sweeping grasses and colorful flowers create a light, airy landscape around this Craftsman-style home. A gray stone porch is punctuated with tapered white columns that feature rustic stone bases. Stained cedar shingles are used as the house exterior for a true Craftsman style.
A stone driveway and cooling fountain welcomes you onto this property. A grand walkway leads you to the front door of this gorgeous home featuring columns. The landscape and design look beautiful against the lively natural surroundings.
Surrounded by beautiful landscaping and palm trees, this 1935 Spanish Colonial Revival home pairs a stucco exterior and terracotta roof tiles. A stucco fence and iron gate provide privacy to the home, which has beautiful views of the San Diego bay.
The retaining wall that surrounds this space separates the backyard from the surrounding hills. In the backyard, the family is able to enjoy the elegance of their traditionally landscaped backyard, while the hillside is protected from erosion by the foliage designers added to the sloping spaces.
An added plus to good fall color in the landscape is being able to preserve that color for late-season bouquets. The blooms of strawflower come in yellow, orange and red and many variations in between, and the color holds even after drying. Strawflower is an annual or short-lived perennial (in USDA Zones 8 to 11).
You don’t need fancy equipment to water based on weather. Keep track of rainfall with a simple rain gauge so you can avoid watering when storms have provided sufficient moisture. For most landscape and vegetable plantings in average soils, about an inch of water per week provides enough moisture for strong growth.
Ornamental grasses are stars of the fall landscape. Their height, texture and movement add interest that extends well beyond fall into winter. Take note of grasses that catch your eye this fall. Look for examples at botanic gardens or nurseries with display gardens. If you’re unsure if a grass’s height fits in your landscape, use a tall stake or tomato cage to represent the grass in planting beds. That three-dimensional stand-in can help you visualize how a grass would look.
As seen HGTV's Fixer Upper, the house that was once destined for the wrecking ball, has a new porch and stairs leading to the beautiful wooden front door. A new roof, modern gray paint, fresh landscaping, and all new windows make this house a jewel on the block, as opposed to the eyesore it once was.
Hanging baskets and other containers are perfect for Viola Anytime® Dove. The semi-trailing plants also add a splash of white to the landscape for gardeners in USDA zones 5 and warmer, often blooming into the winter.
A beautiful brick driveway and lush landscaping leads a Craftsman-style home with stained wood shingle siding and roof. White trim creates a striking contrast, and gray cobblestone walls add natural texture and style to entryway.
Like the lush landscaping in the front yard, this tropical mediterranean cottage was built to be green. It was important to meet style, form and function while being as energy efficient as possible with the architecture.
A gray urn comes to life with an arrangement of red winterberries and assorted greenery. In the wild, winterberries can be found growing in moist wooded areas, swamps or along streams and ponds. In the garden or landscape, the plants grow slowly and need little maintenance.
A deep porch with traditional beams and railing, dressed with hanging potted plants, brings a classic Americana feel to this Laurel, Miss., bungalow. Simple landscaping and concrete stairs lead up the house, which evokes small time charm.
Sited in a natural clearing of a huge grove of aspen trees between the Teton Range and the Snake River in northwestern Wyoming, this home mixes natural water courses with man-made water features that highlight the landscape.
One of the goals of this New England home's landscape design was to connect the outdoor spaces harmoniously to the natural surroundings. Here, vines grow in a playful design and twin armchairs look out over a meadow-like garden.
Dragons can’t hold a candle to the fiery-red plumes of 'Dragon's Breath’, a celosia that grows well in containers or the landscape. True to its name, it can take hot weather--and humidity, too. This variety flowers late and needs full sun.
Reminiscent of an English country estate, this distinguished Georgian Colonial with brick facade has been beautifully restored and expanded. Set in a premier estate enclave in Rye, NY its noble charm and pristine landscaping give it an heir of grandeur.
The original site of this home was piled high with nearly 200 cubic yards of sandstone. So instead of getting rid of it, landscapers incorporated the stone into the design, using it in walls, borders, benches and more!