Outdoor Living

The Power of the Planter

You might find Matt McKenna, the creative director of garden design for Boston-based Winston Flowers, meticulously plotting out plant material to complement a contemporary facade, or using landscape techniques to architect a

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Special Focus: Landscape Design 2018

Linear Progress Natural meadow and a forest of hemlock, oak, and birch make up much of the five acres that surround this contemporary dwelling in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The homeowners wanted the landscaping nearer the house to have a similar

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Boston-based Potted Up Creates Gorgeous Gardens, Scaled for the City

A bustling metropolitan lifestyle isn’t typically seen as one that fosters an easy connection to nature. Yet that’s exactly what Boston urban gardening pro Ed MacLean sets out to do for his

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5 Fence Ideas to Enhance your Home and Landscape

When it comes to selecting a fence design that will not only be functional but enhance the beauty and value…

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Outdoor Showers

The need for an al fresco site to conveniently sluice off salt, sand, and sweat is a surefire indicator that you are lucky enough to be spending time seaside . . . or in some other, equally

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Better by the Bay: Outdoor Entertaining on Cape Cod

The homeowners approached Sudbury Design Group with a straightforward request: turn an old, little-used lap pool behind their house

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Dramatic Transformations Show the Power of Great Landscaping

Jim Douthit, owner of Wayland, Massachusetts-based landscape design firm a Blade of Grass, has one

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Chill Zone: Outdoor Entertaining Space

Some days, you just need an escape. The owners of this spectacular coastal property in Old Greenwich don’t have to go far to find theirs. In fact, this

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Special Focus: Landscape Design 2017

These New England gardens, in dramatically dissimilar settings and with wildly diverse styles, share one thing: uncommon beauty.

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Gregory Lombardi contemporary landscape

Grand Finale

When landscape architect Gregory Lombardi first arrived at this Cohasset, Massachusetts, property—a prime address with beautiful ocean

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Gardens Of Delight

Think of a garden on Cape Cod and you’re likely to picture voluptuous masses of blue hydrangeas, mounds of bright pink beach roses, and stands of grasses waving in a salty breeze. But,

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Say It With Flowers

Jim Douthit tells a great story. The one about how he stumbled into the landscaping business and wound up founding one of Greater Boston’s preeminent outfits is an

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Special Focus: Landscape Design 2016

Rocks of Ages The lakeside mountain retreat in western Maine seems to have sprung whole from its rocky site, but…

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Local Color

From Toronto to Japan to Boston, Vermont-based landscape architect has created some extraordinary gardens. A recent swimming pool project in…

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New Hampshire lakefront garden

A Growing Concern

All too often, landscape designers are brought on board after the fact. After the land is stripped of all its…

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