I want to this in my yard... when I get a yard!

in backyard under oak tree.DIY easy maintenance for shady backyard - level desired lawn area. Place square pavers in checkerboard design. Fill in alternate squares with moss or low-growing mondo grass.


Stairway to the Trees, Provence, France photo via valerie .and another beautiful outdoor staircase

boxwood love!

Beautiful boxwood garden by Arabella Lennox Boyd on the Rue du Bac in Paris. I love boxwoods and have many in my garden. The French do boxwoods so well!

I so would have my own camp ground in the backyard....

Could be fun to make a tented space like this in the backyard for summer, minus the four-poster bed. :) if I only had a few acres in my backyard!

perfect for entry, and very zen

I love the little stepping stone path (maybe impractical?) and also the way the screens stop you seeing all the way down - draws your eye along path (could be a good way to distract attention from fence and wall?

47 Cutie Patio Ideas For A Patel Colors Design / porch,patio\'s and ...

47 Cutie Patio Ideas For A Patel Colors Design / porch,patio\'s and .blue is such a wonderful outdoor color

Lovely way to squeeze in a bit of grass in a small garden. This coulld also be a nice quiet area tucked away in a more wild portion of the yard or garden

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Black brick wall.

Online sourcebook filled with stories related to gardening, greenery and outdoor living by Belgian garden architects Bart Haverkamp & Pieter Croes.

sky garden

Clyfford Still Museum by Allied Works Architecture The play of light, natural timber against the solid, highly textured concrete in this museum in Denver, Colorado, is simply stunning. Combined with it being located beside Libeskind