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Imperial China had a custom by which a newborn Empress was guaranteed good fortune throughout her adult life and for many generations. The custom was for the Emperor to have a forest of Royal Dragon trees planted in the year of her birth and by the time she reached age 12 a forest of 45 foot (14 ...
Dry Stream Beds in the Garden
The desire to get rid of water-thirsty, high-maintenance lawns has led to the rise (no pun intended) of dry creek beds. After all, you have to replace all that garden space with something. Rocks and boulders are fairly inexpensive and create a natural setting. A dry stream bed can add a sense of motion (rushing water) to the garden. Here are a few dry stream beds I admire, and why. The one above looks like something you'd see in the backcountry. Boulders are semi-buried, and amid them grow…
Water-Wise Planting: Xeriscape Garden Inspiration
It’s becoming impossible for me to ignore my shaggy front garden with its hodgepodge of plants, bricks and abundant weeds that don’t give much curb appeal. Forever obsessed with xeriscaping, I’d like to balance the charm of my 1923 wood frame home, whilst adding some modern (and low-water) touches.The term xeriscape was first used in 1985 and is a method of landscaping for arid and semi-arid climates.
David Cristiani_ABQ_Front beds and gate_MANN_002.tif | Charles Mann Photography
Llandscape architect and garden designer David Cristiani has taken drought tolerant native and adapted plants and set them against a dramatic colored wall at his residence in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Garden Gallery: The Evan's Mexican Garden | PITH + VIGOR
It’s all in the details. Isn’t it always? I’m not generally a fan of kitsch garden ornamentation, but the flow and elegance of this garden makes what could be junky into something extraordinarily beautiful. Its really about the sense of place…. Its that the style of this garden and the place where it is so …