Stone walls and log timbers show off the skilled craftsmanship in this stunning outdoor sauna by Outdoor Craftsman in Colorado. The sauna door opens onto a stone bridge that crosses over a water feature. The planting design is Colorado inspired with the Aspen grove and is enhanced with colorful container arrangements.
A white bedspread is decorated with palm leaf accent throw pillows and twisted rope bed posts. Matching modern bed side tables display textured, plant-like lamp stands. Neutral wallpaper featuring a light plant design adds a subtle accent perfect for the room's theme.
Include ‘Apache Rose’ to introduce a vertical element to planting designs. The sturdy upright stems withstand wind and rain without lodging (that’s botanical speak for bending). Leaves flush rose red in autumn, topped with pink tinged flower stems. Count on switch grass for year-round interest. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Botanical name: Panicum virgatum ‘Apache Rose’
Having interior plant designs is refreshing and air purifying, and it gives your spaces the calm that all our homes should have, says Joe Guggia, a California floral designer. He mixes greenery and natural elements, such as willow, for his large pieces of “foliage art.”
These homeowners' main concern is that the exterior of their home be very drought friendly, so they used a gabion wall, made of reclaimed materials, to add to the ambiance of their desert oasis. The plants featured in this design are drought resistant and can go for quite a time without a drop of water. Some of the plants include: cactus, agave and yucca.
The yucca plants in this yard have their own planter box to make the spaces for each type of plants defined. Behind the yucca, there are cacti lining the gabion wall. Each of these species of plant are drought resistant, so they will not need much water in the coming summer heat.
Set back from the curb in an exclusive Palm Springs neighborhood characterized by tall hedges and hidden properties, this translucent entry gate opens to an expansive garden showcasing native plants. The design is by landscape design firm Steve Martino and Associates, an American Society of Landscape Designers award winner.
Stone pavers extend the walking space through the landscaped backyard and into a delightful wooded area. The well-crafted pathway highlights the expansive and scenic property for the homeowners and their guests.
It's easy to feel as though you've stumbled into a secret garden when wandering the grounds of this mountain resort in northern Michigan. Streams, rolling lawns and cheery pops of color all create an enchanting environment.
This beautiful pavilion, designed by Keith Anderson, is the focal point of the European-garden section of a Colorado landscape. In the planting beds on either side, 'Winter Gem' boxwoods serve as the "bones" of the plantings while cockspur hawthorn trees provide colorful winter berries.
Arrange perennials in a new garden prior to planting. If possible, keep pots like this for several days. This allows you to observe the design from several angles and adjust plant position as needed. Just be sure to water pots while they’re in the bed.
The homeowners wanted their estate to blend into the surroundings without detracting from the natural beauty of the desert, so designers used natural colors and materials in the design. By planting native, drought resistant plants, they were even able to merge the lines of the property with the surrounding deserts.