In a garden that hugs the homeowner’s son’s “Skate Barn,” Globemaster Purple Allium wave above a plethora of colorful blooming plants, including May Night Saliva, Purple Siberian Iris, Caradonna Salvia and Veronicastrum. Bluestone thresholds were recycled from the previous garden.

Creekside Garden

Land Morphology collaborated with Nussbaum Group to design and construct a series of garden rooms that both delight a family of five and protect a nearby salmon-bearing creek.

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At the back of the home, concrete pavers were replaced with a Pennsylvania Bluestone patio that gazes down upon new stone-retention terraces, water features, and seating areas. An annual bulb plan reveals a new tulip-forward color story every spring.

Garden Delight

This lush Pacific Northwest landscape by Wolfstone Landscape Design and Ross NW WaterGardens flows effortlessly from home to lakeside following water features inspired by traditional Japanese gardens.

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A profusion of Geranium ‘Rozanne’ lines the interior garden area borders, including the spa. The pool house architecture echoes the party barn’s, lit by a Barnhouse Electric Co. light. Massucco Warner adds pops of blue with Santa Barbara umbrellas from Terris Draheim Outdoor playing off blue striped Janus et Cie lawn chairs. Even the pool and spa’s edges reiterate the blue and white striped theme. Bluestone pool coping provides non-slip properties. Green Man sand-set the Pennsylvania Bluestone deck.

Island Life

Land Morphology teamed with Massucco Warner Interior Design, Studio AM Architects, Wygal Builders, and landscape contractor Green Man Landscape and Design to create this garden retreat nestled in the woods of San Juan Island, replete with athletic courts, pool, spa, fire pits, and party barn.

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Elevated Urban Rooftop

A reclaimed roof transforms into dynamic outdoor living and garden space complementary to the style and grandeur of the existing historic home and property. The trio of areas takes advantage of natural stone, weathered steel, and hardy plants to create a private oasis in the urban environment.

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The bay is visible from the pathway of locally quarried alger granite steppingstones that lead past the sunken spa to the original reconstituted staircase to the beach. Lynne suggested salvaging the women’s pebble mosaics which Broadhurst fashioned into a pathway down the cliff face. Big Blue Sea Holly (Eryngium zabelii), foxglove, mullein, libertia, Johnson’s Blue geraniums and allium flourish alongside one another. The main terrace is at right. Broadhurst’s newly designed Sun Garden left.

Blooms on the Bay

For British born landscape designer Paul R. Broadhurst, of Broadhurst + Associates in Seattle, creating a woodland garden on Lopez Island was an odyssey of sorts, combining the site’s history with the women who once cultivated it, the wildlife that flies over and meanders through it, along with the sound of the gentle waves that perpetually lap against the horseshoe bay that borders it.

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Landscape architect Jason Breitling of Cambium, Inc., who undertook both landscape architecture and landscape construction, creates a romantic dining area in the back garden that cantilevers out over Lake Washington. Two towering propane patio heaters mimic the height of the distant city skyline as well as the graceful Abutilon (“Tiger Eye” – Flowering Maple) right, which Breitling pairs with other perennial tropical plants that thrive in the microclimate formed by the garden’s proximity to the lake, which helps moderate the temperature year-round.

Waterfront Mediterranean

A recent renovation of a 1990s home built on the Western shores of Mercer Island features a tropical landscape design by Seattle’s Cambium, Inc., done in Mediterranean Villa style – with an abundance of plants bursting with color, unique flower formations and reach-for-the-sky height.

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A hands-on collaborator, Pamela always wanted to be on site when something specific was happening. “Having someone you can trust like Paul was just magical!” Oregon Sunshine foreground, blue Tritelleia Laxa “Queen Fabiola” and Henderson’s Checker Mallow hug Guest house, where pocket glass walls open to garden. Easy-to-clean Pennsylvania Bluestone floors that flow outdoors help guesthouse double as pool house.

Waterfront Sanctuary

The once sterile lawn-centric landscape of this Lake Washington home now boasts a magnificently terraced, environmentally and wildlife friendly landscape by Paul Broadhurst replete with newly-designed guest house left, and an infinity pool - all of which slopes gently down to the water’s edge with meandering paths and a pebble beach secured by logs and boulders handpicked from a quarry in the Cascades.

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Shade-friendly foliage plants including hosta, Japanese maple, Japanese forest grass, heuchera, and Irish yew spill from terraced beds constructed from cost-effective, attractive concrete blocks. “The vertical forms of the Irish yew help break up that long fence line,” explains Tim.

Modern Outdoor Living

Small space, big dreams. This backyard revamp from Cambium Landscape in Seattle transformed a modestly sized, ho-hum back lawn into a vibrant outdoor living room. Luminous natural materials, clever space-saving tactics, and lush plantings that rely on foliage rather than flowers combine to give this back patio classic contemporary style.

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Town and Country

The Williamses’ family garden in Dunthorpe evokes distinctly English impressions. The existing challenges of the site, like the spring-fed brook, are met with naturalistic plantings that embrace its meandering flow. The garden’s mission, however, is not only to serve as a lovely place to be, and a model for Liz Williams’ paintings, but also provides abundant fresh cut flowers for the house.

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Landscape designer Michael Schultz has created his own beautiful and welcoming garden in the middle of Portland. While Schultz calls his garden a “gardener’s garden” in which plants have come and gone for the last four years, for now he thinks he’s found the perfect combination. “I guess you’d call it a mixture of organic and modern Avant garde,” Schultz muses. “Right now, we think it is absolutely beautiful and there’s nothing I would change.”

Paradise Found

With an opportunity to buy the house behind them, landscape designer Michael Schultz and his partner Will Goodman now have 9,000 square feet of back yard space for their gorgeous tropical oasis.

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Pretty In Pink

ABUNDANT BLOOMS One of the oldest flowers, each rose has a unique meaning and fragrance. The Generous Gardener, flowers nod gracefully with a water lily-like effect.   Gabriel Oak, striking ...

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Modern Living on Elliott Bay

Inspired by this rare view of Seattle’s skyline, architect Lane Williams and contractor/homeowner Troy Adams designed and built a modern West Seattle home as stunning as its remarkable view. White Space Design Group produced the all-important visual flow with its choices of interior fixtures, finishes, and furnishings, while Spring Greenworks’ lush landscape design completed the whole.

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Acacia & Narcissus

The unique fern-like leaves and showy clusters of fragrant yellow flowers of Acacia herald the coming of springtime with a profusion of sunny yellow. Accented here with the fragrant blue flowers of Tweedia ...

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Icelandic Poppies

Ethereal papery thin, silky, and ruffled petals of Icelandic Poppies in a gorgeous display of sunset hues sport brightly colored flowers atop fuzzy stems. Celebrated for their sweet fragrance, clusters ...

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All Season Long

Best For Flowering Roses flower more abundantly than almost any other garden plant, providing color and blooms through the summer months and beyond. Silas Marner, in soft mid pink with ruffled petals. Roald ...

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Zinnia & Tomatillo

Delightful tomatillo vines and fruit trail under gorgeous pinot and pomegranate-hued blooms; these tiny fruits add extra texture and a pop of delicate green to soften bouquet. With lush dark purple blooms ...

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Dahlia & Sea Oats

With vibrant colors and autumnal blooms everywhere, it's easy to get inspired for your own fall bouquet. A charming display of showy Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’ delights with a blend of pale creamy ...

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Peony & Sweet Peas

Inspired by this treasured Peony, Roses and Sweet Pea flowers were gathered to complement its two-toned blossoms. Staged in a classic white compote, this pink-toned centerpiece combines early summer peonies ...

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Violas & Roses

A charming display of Viola ‘Nature Antique Shades’ in shades of cream, caramel, mauve, blush, and gold are perfection in a footed terra cotta pot. Paired here with David Austin rose, ‘Wollerton ...

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Not So Bashful Begonias

Enjoy the beauty of begonias from season to season, as alluring pops of color bloom against lush, delicately patterned foliage. Thriving in full shade, these plants make for decorative summer borders or ...

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