Site rain gardens wherever they fit best in your yard, as long as it’s at least 5 to 10 feet away from your home’s foundation. Ideally, try to locate it in a spot where it will collect rain water runoff from nearby hard surfaces, like the walkways surrounding this corner garden. Rain gardens work in sunny or shady spots, like this one. Shade-loving plants including Japanese blood grass, red-flowered crocosmia, the feathery blooms of red astilbe and green arrowhead plant adapt readily to the fluctuating moisture of a rain garden and ensure season-long interest.
At twilight, this backyard transforms into an enchanting spot for hosting garden parties. When they're not enjoying dinner in the cottage, the owners and their guests can push back the chairs in this patio area and dance beneath the stars.
Test out your green thumb with these neutral brick container gardens. An alternative to raised garden beds, the containers elevate small garden plots to promote effective drainage and eliminate pesky pests and weeds.
The focal point of this light and bright bathroom is a custom sculptural sink made to look like a waterfall. The homeowner didn't want pipes to be visible under the sink, so designer Margot Mandel created a sink that would drain into the shower. Wooden ceilings and a small corner rock garden finish off the look of the space.
Creating space is an art in this small living room area. A bookshelf behind the sofa, a small office space in the corner and garden area beneath the window all fit comfortably in the space, leaving plenty of room for a comfortable and stylish seating area which includes a gray tufted sofa and two deep blue velvet armchairs..