7 Essentials for the Modern Garden
See our smart tips for designing contemporary green spaces.
Manicured shrubs like these coiffed globe boxwoods provide a little order in the wild.
Variations in leaf size and shape elevate a nearly flowerless garden from plain-Jane to sophisticated.
Pairs of palm trees and potted bamboo plants form exclamation points around entries to the walkway and house.
A fuss-free, rectangular lily pond or geometric waterfall offers a peace-and-quiet alternative to the more predictable bubbling fountain.
Single Hit of Color
Trailing hot-pink bougainvillea works like a shot of espresso in serene, all-green gardens.
Giant cubed planters flanking entry points are the perfect statement-making accessory for a house’s exterior walls.
Salvaged European cobblestones add a touch of old-world character to the garden’s sleek style. These line the drive and entry courtyard.