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Table of Contents: Modern Landscaping

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Table of Contents: Modern Landscaping

June 8, 2015

What makes a landscape design feel modern? This week we look for answers: in gardens devoted exclusively to native plants, in a solar-paneled pool house on the eastern tip of Long Island, and at home with painter (and avid gardener) Frida Kahlo in Mexico City. Join us.

Above: For more of this garden, see Vineyard Haven: A Napa Valley Landscape That Belongs to the Land.

Monday

  • A 20-acre landscape planted exclusively with native plants (indigenous within a 100-mile radius) creates a romantic, painterly backdrop in Northern California in this week’s Landscape Architect Visit.

Tuesday

  • Add modernist gardener to artist Frida Kahlo’s long list of accomplishments. As a new exhibit in New York City explores the relationship between her garden and her paintings, Jeanne reveals the best Garden Ideas to Steal from Frida Kahlo.
  • The Acapulco chair is having a moment. Michelle learns the history of this iconic design and picks her ten favorites in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces.

Wednesday

  • Influenced by the serenity of Japanese gardens, a San Francisco-based landscape architect creates an outdoor living space more dependent on hardscape than plants to create its calm mood. We tour in a Landscape Architect Visit.

Thursday

Friday

  • An environmentally conscious pool house on the eastern end of Long Island seems to float above the landscape (can you spot the solar panels)? See more details and learn about its water-saving garden in this week’s Outbuilding of the Week post.

Meanwhile, Julie and the Remodelista crew are playing the Scandinavian Blues all week. Catch up with their coverage here.

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