Gardens

The decorating world’s passion for patterns has spread to houseplants, with colorfully variegated and veined plants upstaging their plain-leafed cousins.  “There’s definitely a growing interest in houseplants, and lately, more and more people are looking for varieties with interesting leaves that have contrasting colors and patterns,” says Cory Cumming, plant...

Stepping Out

In historic Old Town, landscape architect Seth Bockholt transformed idle land into inviting outdoor spaces that expand the style and livability of a Park City home. Photos by Doug Burke. Park City’s natural beauty and splendid seasons are nothing if not reasons to spend time outdoors. That fact inspired the...
Photos by Scot Zimmerman With breathtaking views, this North Salt Lake home and its landscape appear to have been carved from stone. Cory Chapman, owner of Rockscapes, designed, sourced and installed the stone features throughout the challenging hillside property. “We look at a property and see opportunities,” Chapman says. Here,...
Whether it forms a poolside patio, rugged retaining wall, meandering path or outdoor sculpture, stone creates a foundation for many of Utah’s most spectacular landscapes. 1. Over-the-Top Wall (Feature Image) “A wall’s height dictates the sizes of the stones we use to build it,” says Cory Chapman, owner of Rockscapes. He...
Fresh herbs are a summertime staple. Plant them in containers to keep them close at hand. When you’re playing chef and mixologist this summer, it’s your job to have fresh herbs ready for the picking. Nothing makes that easier than pots. Why wander far into the yard to harvest herbs...
It’s easy to tell what’s on my mind. It’s summer, it’s hot and it’s time to take a dip into some dazzling backyard swimming pools. I have been taking quite a few exterior shots this past week or two, and as you know, it’s been plenty warm. A pool...
Sure, it might seem counterintuitive to choose decorating with black as a way to enliven your patios and porch, but no color amplifies a garden's bright colors, lush greens and colorful landscape better without detracting from their beauty. Need proof? We hand-picked some outdoor spaces that may inspire you...
Photos by Alan and Whitney Wilbur Regardless of a project's location, size, style or budget, landscape designer Jayson King begins, first of all, with two key considerations: the site and the client. When it comes to garden design ideas, respect the former while satisfying the latter, and success is guaranteed. In...
Whether you enjoy an urban patio, have a small yard or just love putting your posies in pots, container gardening offers an attractive and space-saving solution for growing your favorite blooms and produce. There are many types of garden containers, and selecting the right one can be tricky. But the right...
by Brad Mee Photos by Scot Zimmerman In Salt Lake City, a high-style pergola offers ideas and inspiration for designing and decorating your own garden retreat. “It's where I live in the summer,” says homeowner Marilyn Kalbach of the spacious pergola that extends the living space of her Federal Heights home...