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Landscape Design

Breathing New Life Into America's Front Yard

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 09.19.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Ask anyone where Constitution Gardens is, and they're as likely to say it's in Philadelphia as in Washington, D.C.

Enjoy a Weekend Away in the Backyard

Houzz | Posted 08.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

Backyard camping is a great compromise. The kids get s'mores over a firepit at night, and I get my latte in the morning. It's a win/win, and a winning way to bring families together.

Great Ideas for a Lawn-free Yard

Houzz | Posted 07.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

The lawn has enjoyed decades of popularity, and while there are still plenty of things to love about a great lawn, that expanse of green can sometimes be more trouble than it's worth.

Olana: Walking Into Frederic Church's Hudson River School Paintings

Emilie C. Harting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Emilie C. Harting

Stand on the hilltop at Olana, the Persian mansion that was once the home of famous nineteenth century landscape painter Frederic Church, and you'll get spectacular views of the Hudson River winding south through the valley.

PHOTOS: Noted Designer Wins BIG

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.10.2013 | HuffPost Home

She's earned a big honor for her truly stunning outdoor projects.

5 Homes for Sale With Giant Chess Boards

Ryan Nickum | Posted 06.05.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

Most home buyers settle for a house with a walk-in closet and a stainless steel fridge. However, a select few demand an estate worthy of kings and queens, refusing to seal the deal unless it includes multiple horses and castles.

Dan Kiley: A great yet little known Modernist

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In his later years, you could find Dan Kiley with his wild hair and pants hiked up to his waist always brimming with opinions and ideas - or as the ce...

2011's 10 Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

I submit this list of 10 notable developments in the world of landscape architecture to reflect on including new designs, significant transformations and influential publications.

Habitat Landscape: Messy Yard or a Wild Garden?

StyleList Home/The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

I was intrigued by the story of award-winning landscape designer Margie Ruddick, who received a summons from the City of Philadelphia for violating pr...

Landscape Urbanism: The Challenge of Implementation

David Eisen | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
David Eisen

Designers will need to team up with scientists, sociologists and engineers -- and bureaucrats and bean counters, too -- if sustainable design solutions are to be pushed beyond the commonplace.

PHOTOS: Most Beautiful Amusement Park

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2011 | Arts

JAMES CITY, Va. -- Amusement park enthusiasts are touting Busch Gardens in Virginia as the country's most beautiful amusement park. Busch Gardens E...

The Value of View

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

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A new career late in life

Elizabeth Westling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Westling

On this happy occasion of our graduation from the Landscape Institute, I could talk about how I fortuitously discovered the field of landscape design...

Exploring the Hudson Valley: A visit to Pepsico-Kendall Sculpture Garden in Purchase

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If you're considering a weekend getaway from Manhattan to enjoy the fall foliage, drive about 45 minutes north into Westchester County and stop at t...