Pollinator-Friendly Terrace Has San Francisco Landmark Views
The Cloud Terrace at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase offers a nearly 180-degree view of San Francisco's top sights, including San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Landscape architect Chih-Wei G.V. Chang added purple walls lined by pollinator friendly flowers to invite hummingbirds and bees to share in the otherwise private view.
Add an element of surprise to your porch or exterior entry with a DIY planter box dressed with integrated house numbers. To coordinate this planter with the rest of the fall decor, it is painted an eye-catching cranberry tone.
Keep your salad bowl at the ready when you grow this romaine lettuce blend. It includes varieties to ensure you’ll have a season-long harvest—and colorful salads. Varieties include green ‘Craquerelle Du Midi,’ green spotted red ‘Forellenschluss (also known as ‘Speckled Trout Back’),’ bright green ‘Little Gem,’ deep red ‘Rosalita’ and medium red ‘Rouge d’Hiver.’
Gorgeous, Colorful Raised Flower Garden Lined With Large Rocks in Side Yard
Large boulders create a separation from the perfectly trimmed grass in this side yard up to the planted section of colorful outdoor flowers. Yellow, lavender and burgundy blooms add beautiful and bright natural color to the brown and gray rocks and vivid green grass.
Crystal Mountain Resort's 22 homes look out onto water features as well as colorful cottage gardens. The resort’s existing water resources, including snow plow dumps and captured run-off, supply the streams and pond, and provide irrigation and supplemental snow-making when needed.
Beautiful flowering plants and manicured hedges surround the sophisticated crushed gravel patio and koi pond. Hand-stacked stone above the waterfall mimic architectural elements found in other parts of the garden.
The small space behind a Brooklyn, N.Y., row house was enclosed on two sides by a 12-foot brick wall and bare with no plants. To create the illusion of a bigger space, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, added ivy to the walls and brought in plants such as camellias and crape myrtles. The project was an 2015 American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Tribeca Roof Terrace with Moss Path Leading to Spa
To bring homeowners from their modern indoor space to their luxury outdoor spa, designers added a mossy green path. The moss on the path compliments the rest of the greenscape and leads comfortably to the Diamond Spa.
The soft planting palette used in this garden is composed primarily of pink, white yellow and blue flowering shrubs. The designer avoided oranges and reds in order for the palette to complement the natural shingles of the home, creating a cohesive design. Here, flowering shrubs like roses and other annuals and perennials ensure the garden is in bloom from March until late fall.