A water feature with stacked stone accents ties this home's contemporary architecture to the surrounding landscape and provides a great view from the living room. A variety of native plants in built-in planters soften the linear architecture and bring color to the neutral vignette.
A symmetrical, geometric arrangement of built-in and freestanding planters adds interest to the exterior of this contemporary California home. Green grass between concrete pavers softens the walkway, and tall plants create a layered, interesting look for the garden design. Stacked stone on the home's facade blends with the colors of the sandy beach beyond.
The stacked stone facade of this contemporary California home is brought to life with a well-planned array of greenery. Built-in concrete planters hold succulents and other native plants, arranged with taller plantings in the back for a layered look. Patches of grass between concrete pavers soften the sandy colors of the architecture.
Stairs and built-in planters create levels to increase the style of this backyard landscape design. The stairs descend to a series of concrete stepping stones surrounded by grass for natural softness and color. Wood accent panels on a section of the home's walls add warmth to the design.
When you’re dreaming of green acres but living with the reality of a small terrace, consider using vertical spaces like walls or railings for plantings. Here, Guido Keller of Lotus Gardenscape used a custom-made wall planter by Ore to create a vertical garden. The client chose a brightly patterned rug and simple furnishings to complete the inviting effect.
You can store and transport tools and supplies and use the lid of the Lawn Buddy as a seat when gardening. The wheeled planters cart is made and sold by Ames. Open up the lid to reach the storage area.
This French Country Estate is grand yet inviting. With over 5000 square feet of living space this home is the perfect retreat for a growing family. This home’s exterior stucco finish and native stone wainscot come together to beautify the structure. Wrought iron balconies, custom wood shutters and window planter boxes, copper spires, and subtle archways compliment the design.
Plenty of planters, both built-in and freestanding, hold succulents and other Southern California foliage, making this exterior walkway come alive. Patches of grass between concrete pavers mix with the plants to soften the sandy, earthy colors of the architecture. Sited below street level, the space feels less like a utilitarian walkway and more like a private sunken garden.
Both culinary and medicinal herbs look fabulous in upcycled containers, baskets and containers such as small boots. Group herbs with similar water and sun needs together, says Anne Gibson of TheMicroGardener.com. For example, drought-tolerant Mediterranean herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, chives, green onions and marjoram are perfect bed partners. These attractive planters also make great edible gifts.
Building a wall on one side of the outdoor dining area gives the deck the feeling of a finished room complete with goose neck lamps that complement the red dining chairs. The opposite side of the deck includes a row of planters to create a subtle wall of plants dividing the space from the rest of the yard.
The water feature was added to help create the owner's dream tropical garden. The koi pond was built by StoneFish on a former parking area on the property. Oolite and coral stone were used for the pond and surrounding areas. The sculpture and planter are client's own.
Aloe africana strikes an attractive pose in the planters of an oceanfront home's green roof—one of two—in Chile. Landscape designer C. Stuart Moore elevated the already stunning surroundings with brighter plantings, such as mounds of Sesleria, blue fescue, sedums and echeverias.
While this modern home has plenty of bold angels, glass and steel that mid-century homes are known for, there wasn't much exposed concrete. Adding accessories like this planter inside and outside the home are an easy way to give your space a more modern aesthetic.
With its huge portico, soaring stone columns, wrought iron balconies and grand staircase, this mansion in Dallas could easily be mistaken for a palace. Planters overflowing with palm fronds are staggered across the stone steps to draw the eye up to the glittering entrance.
This Mediterranean home overlooks a striking view in the California desert. Details such as tiling around windows and doors are artfully done. A white picket fence outlines the home and large ceramic planters are home to decorative foliage plants.
Black and white have long been the go-to color combination in Scandinavian circles. Whether it’s a cluster of picture frames, an oversized light fixture or even something as simple as a planter. Black acts as a neutral and has an excellent grounding quality in all white spaces.
The designers left the staircase and fieldstone planter in their original condition, but added a painted wood screen to separate the stairs from the lower-level family room and bedroom, the latter of which is now used as an office. Pushing out the entry door gave the foyer a bit more breathing room, and new porcelain tile flooring updated the look.