Here’s what’s happening over on Gardenista this week.
Above: A transformative before and after garden in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
Above: Light your landscape: Our roundup of the best options in floodlights and spotlights in Gardenista’s 10 Easy Pieces story.
Above: Californians listen up: A new line of heated outdoor furniture can keep you outdoors for longer during chilly summer nights.
Above: “The suburban romance with groomed grass turf is over,” Janet writes in this week’s post Fields of Green: 5 Favorite Lawn Substitutes.
Above: Get the look of this cedar-clad outdoor kitchen by San Francisco landscape architect Brennan Cox in this week’s Steal This Look story.
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Frequently asked questions
What is Gardenista?
Gardenista is a website that provides inspiration and information about gardening and outdoor living. It includes design ideas, advice, and product recommendations.
What is 'The Modern Garden' trend?
'The Modern Garden' trend is a design aesthetic that emphasizes clean lines, minimalism, and simplicity. It often uses contemporary materials and plants to create a sleek, sophisticated look.
What are some key features of a modern garden?
Some key features of a modern garden include geometric shapes, simple color schemes, low-maintenance plants, and streamlined furniture or accessories. Water features, such as pools or fountains, may also be incorporated.
How can I incorporate the modern garden trend into my outdoor space?
You can incorporate the modern garden trend into your outdoor space by using geometric shapes in your landscaping, choosing simple and streamlined furniture and accessories, and selecting low-maintenance plants with clean lines or sculptural forms. You may also want to incorporate lighting or water features for added drama.
What are some plants that work well in a modern garden?
Some plants that work well in a modern garden include succulents, grasses, and bamboo. Other options include trees with a sculptural shape, such as Japanese maples or crape myrtles, and flowering plants with simple, geometric blooms, such as alliums or agapanthus.
What materials are often used in a modern garden?
Materials that are often used in a modern garden include concrete, steel, glass, and wood. These materials can be used to create a clean and minimalist look, while also providing durability and functionality.