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gorgeous modern garden design in NYC

An idea possibly to work around/over/disguise drain cover in middle of what will be the lawned area.

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Swimming pond? Natural plunge pool?

GreenBuild Day 2: bifacial solar panels and natural swimming pools that use plants, not chlorine! « DJC Green Building Blog

Cabin built for $500 with re-purposed windows in the mountains of West Virginia (with probably very little energy efficiency, but hey, it's pretty).

30 Ideas To Use Wood Decking On Patios And Terraces | Shelterness

Add height to a garden with tall-growing hollyhock. See more perennials that make a big impact:

Chris Beardshaw's exuberant planting at The Chelsea Flowers show 2013

Urban oasis, Environment garden. Hampton court flower show 2012. Design by Chris Beardshaw. Photo by Cecilia Soneskär. Achillea 'Inca Gold', Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna', Lupinus

With a great understanding of place and natural habitats, Chris Beardshaw combines plants faultlessly.

Love the grey decking and planters.

Before/After sailcloth project

Use white/natural colors instead

Gorgeous lighted pergola--curtain rods on outer posts

modern, deck, layered, paver path, grass, lawn, geometric, outdoor room, outdoor dining

Townhouse gardens from Remodelista - garden with lawn, bench and decking

First Steps in Garden Design eco friendly decking solution3

Peanut Butter Brownie Buddies from Yes, please!

Front Door Painted in Little Greene's 'Scree'

From Peter Alway's 1995 book "Rockets of the World"