Garden Rooms

  • Design

    Tour a Landscape of Fascinating Garden Rooms

    As editors of a gardening magazine, we’re often asked, “What’s your favorite garden?” For me the answer is easy—Barbara Weirich’s garden in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It’s a landscape of garden…

  • Collection

    Create Garden Rooms That Draw You In

    When designing a garden, I like to include at least one outdoor room that will tempt my clients to spend more time outside. A strong connection between indoor and outdoor…

  • Article

    How to Create a Relaxed Kitchen Garden Retreat

    Our kitchen garden has evolved over the years into a homegrown three-room space with a vegetable garden, two dining areas, and a firepit. Set apart from the house, it feels…

  • Design

    A Cozy Covered Porch Garden Room

    Our U-shaped covered porch is the place to be in winter and early spring. The house itself blocks the north wind, and the space’s southern exposure makes it perfect for…

  • Design

    How to Design a Secluded Seating Area

    To the north, accessed through our dining room door, is the most formal of our garden rooms. A paved patio creates a nice space for entertaining as it gently contains…

  • Design

    How to Design a Functional Kitchen Patio Garden

    On the east side of our house, adjacent to the kitchen, a screened porch connects to an open patio with a built-in grill. Having a screened area for bug-free dining…

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    Festival™ Burgundy corydaline

    Cordyline hybrida var. JURred 'Festival™ Burgundy'

    This basal branching cordyline combines the rugged easy-care attributes of its cordyline cousins with an unusual mix of shiny dark color, compact bushy form, short stems and cascading grass-like leaves.

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    ‘Mini Penny™’ hydrangea

    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mini Penny™'

    This re-blooming mophead features inflorescences ranging 4-6 inches wide.

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    Flower Carpet® Scarlet

    Rosa var. NOA83100B 'Flower Carpet® Scarlet'

    Each bush is covered in a masses of scarlet red blooms from late spring thru fall.

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    Flower Carpet® Pink Supreme

    Rosa var. NOA168098F 'Flower Carpet® Pink Supreme'

    Each bush is covered in a mass explosion of vivid pink blooms all summer long.