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Outdoor Living Trends 2013: Design Tips & Inspiration

Posted on by Alison Strickler

The ASLA asked landscape architects across the country to identify the top outdoor living trends of 2013—and published the survey results on their blog earlier this month. Outdoor living spaces,… Read More >

Gather Around the Table – Alfresco Dining Spaces

Posted on by Alison Strickler

In honor of the Thanksgiving tradition of gathering around a generous table, I thought I post some (zero calorie!) eye candy of our favorite outdoor rooms designed for alfresco dining.… Read More >

Garden Landscape Details

Posted on by Alison Strickler

Eye-candy time!  A few of my favorite ‘detail’ shots from a variety of projects:     Many of the hardscape details on this project, like this iron fence and concrete… Read More >

Urban Garden Design for a Historic Home

Posted on by Alison Strickler

We’re very pleased that the Illinois Chapter of the ASLA will give an honor award next month to the redesigned garden at a historic urban property in Chicago’s Wicker Park… Read More >

A Green Roof Threesome

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  We’re excited that the Illinois Chapter of the ASLA just awarded its highest honor for our design of three green roofs at one of the largest mixed-use complexes on… Read More >

Entering the Garden Landscape: Garden Gates

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  I frequently hear the words ‘mystery’ and ‘sense of discovery’ used here as defining qualities that are important in a garden landscape, and creating an intriguing threshold is one… Read More >

Civic Landscapes: Places for People

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  Last week, the city of Toronto mourned the death of a prominent and beloved political figure, Jack Layton.  The expression of that sorrow transformed Nathan Phillips Square, the vast,… Read More >

Inspired by Travel: Chinese Scholars’ Gardens

Posted on by Rob Gray

  Peter Schaudt and I recently returned from a trip to China where we are in the beginning stages of a project outside of the city of Ningbo. While on… Read More >

Tips from The Organic Gardner

Posted on by Mike Ciccarelli

  With the passion for vegetable gardening at a nationwide high and the popularity of publications like Organic Gardening Magazine highlighting what can be done without pesticides, we asked Jeanne… Read More >

Survey: What was your favorite place to spend time on your college campus?

Posted on by Morgan Caputo

  Not long ago, we attended an event at the Society of College and University Planners that asked this question. The results surprised people in the room and we’d like… Read More >

Notes on Landscape Design: Morningstar’s Green Roof Terrace

Posted on by Simon Prunty

  If you’ve ever shopped in 108 N. State at the corner of Washington and State, chances are you haven’t been aware that a green roof hovers above you about… Read More >

Allium Obsession: The Charted Growth of a Favorite Onion

Posted on by Steve Gierke

  Alliums are showing up all over the city this month – those Dr. Seuss-like blooms that perch on bare stems. They’re a member of the onion genus and their… Read More >

Design Tips: How to Begin a Great Landscape Design

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  A lot of people get frustrated when they bring plants home that were beautiful at the garden center and then try to force them into the place they want… Read More >

Vintage Fare: Finding Treasures at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Antiques and Garden Fair

Posted on by Tiffany Danielle

  I always look forward to the Chicago Botanic Garden’s annual Antiques and Garden Fair. Each spring vendors, aficionados and exhibitors bring thousands of unique classical and contemporary garden furnishings… Read More >

Inspired by Travel: Outdoor Rooms in San Juan

Posted on by Steve Gierke

  My travels abroad are typically spent searching out parks and gardens. I love learning about local plant culture and photographing my finds. My recent trip to San Juan Puerto… Read More >

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