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HGTV Designs A Miniature Zen Garden




    When real estate blog Curbed launched its national edition, it sent dollhouses to six home magazines, including Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Architectural Digest. HGTV also whipped up a wee space with this tiny garden, which was inspired by Jamie Durie, a landscape designer and host of the cable network's "The Outdoor Room." We can't get enough of the pint-sized cactus, water lillies, pillows, throw and pebbles, which are fashioned from crushed bird seed. View more pictures of the dollhouse garden on Curbed National.


    Open House: Rooftop Gardens

    [OPEN HOUSE VID] Open House: Rooftop Gardens
    Landscape architect Sam Lawrence, who designed the verdant, eleventh-floor oasis at Jersey City glass tower 77 Hudson, explains how to create your own urban garden in the sky. First, find out how much weight the area can support, says Sam. You should also consider the amount of wind and sun the garden will receive, what views you'd like to highlight and if you'd like to change the layout with different plants. (Published Monday, Sep 27, 2010)