New life for old concrete.

These California designers reused discarded concrete for handsome paths, patios, and garden steps Concrete, in its plain, gray form, lacks the quiet beauty of San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which … Read moreNew life for old concrete.

"Crazy paving," the English call it.

In mixing paving and plants, the options are unlimited: the effects can range from tidy, formal surfaces, ready to withstand regular foot traffic, to casual bursts of foliage and flowers between stones, brick, and tiles. But the end result is the same: lively garden floors that invite people to stand or walk amid the plants. … Read more"Crazy paving," the English call it.

GARDEN DREAMS.

One of the great things about garden tours is the way they inspire us. Those of us whose homes aren’t on the tour can take a look around at the perfect KLCC KLCC Kuala Lumpur City Centre (Malaysia)  in Bloom Garden Tour gives rise to these same kinds of gardening dreams. The intent of this down-to-earth … Read moreGARDEN DREAMS.

Landscape architecture awards.

Columbarium Memorial Garden, bluestone bluestone, common name for the blue, crystalline heptahydrate of cupric sulfate called chalcanthite, a minor ore of copper. It also refers to a fine-grained, light to dark colored blue-gray sandstone.  pavement. Japanese holly, rhododendron rhododendron (rō’dədĕn`drən) [Gr.,=rose tree], any plant of the genus Rhododendron, shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family) found chiefly in … Read moreLandscape architecture awards.

Flagstone Patio

The patio is a nearly always present feature of the Houston home By enlarging your living space, patios make the house feel bigger and unite the interior and exterior spaces The patio is a nearly always present feature of the Houston home. By enlarging your living space, patios make the house feel bigger and unite … Read moreFlagstone Patio

Online Landscape Design – The Pros & Cons

I’m one of those landscape designers who loves to design gardens of all kinds and as the author of several books on the subject of landscape design I am contacted by people from all over the world, from a range of economic levels. They come to me because they’ve seen my work and really want … Read moreOnline Landscape Design – The Pros & Cons

First garden makeover: lessons from a family who did most of the work themselves.

Renovating a garden can be a challenge, especially for first-timers. But with a little research and a healthy dose of patience, flexibility, and elbow grease, you can turn bare soil or an San Jose, California San Jose (IPA: /ˌsænhoʊˈzeɪ/) is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is the … Read moreFirst garden makeover: lessons from a family who did most of the work themselves.

Front and back makeover: how to maximize outdoor living spaces around your home.

DINING ALFRESCO on the coast usually calls for jackets to stave off the chilly air, especially on shaded patios. That’s why John and Libby Alexander located an outdoor dining area in their west-facing front yard–the sunniest part of their Santa Cruz, California, garden–and turned their backyard into a space for occasional entertaining. Before the renovation, … Read moreFront and back makeover: how to maximize outdoor living spaces around your home.

Houston Concrete Patios

via Concrete has been given new life in the last 10-15 years It has become a viable aesthetic, especially in contemporary and urban designs Concrete has been given new life in the last 10-15 years. It has become a viable aesthetic, especially in contemporary and urban designs. Nature gives concrete its appeal?the qualities of durability … Read moreHouston Concrete Patios