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Pretty Potagers

The French call a kitchen garden the potager, since it’s devoted to vegetables, the principal ingredients in soup. Kitchen gardens can be somewhat formal even though they are devoted to growing vegetables for food. Sometimes the garden is elegant and walled — almost an outdoor room. But the notion of a potager (as opposed to […]

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Wisteria Lanes

May is the month when wisteria is in full bloom and displays can be spectacular. A wisteria display along an elegant stone path in Weinheim, Germany [top] has a place to sit and take in the seasonal color. In the Japanese city of Kitakyushi, a festival is dedicated to the celebration of wisteria. This stunning […]

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Outdoor Bathtub

In a private setting, what could be more sybaritic? Technically speaking, Earth Day was earlier this week but it’s never too late to think about ways to spend more time outside. Last month, when the heavy snow finally started to recede, my mind turned to fire pits, pizza ovens, and outdoor water projects. I’ve long […]

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Exterior Geometry

A formal garden, or parterre, consists of symmetrical planted beds connected by gravel paths. A French invention, the formal garden has gone in and out of style for more than 400 years. Certainly they are not very modern because an exquisite geometric arrangement like this one near Estoril , Portugal, requires historical skills to establish […]

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Door Jamboree

No instructions needed to create this useful hinged salvage-door screen for the patio. It’s that time of the year when we start to move outside and revive our outdoor spaces. And having a substantial folding screen on a patio or in the yard can be an excellent way to create privacy. Hinging old doors like […]

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