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A landscape architect paints with a broad palette,” notes Harold Leidner. “In my forty years in the field, ..
GAME OF THRONES’ STYLE TOUCHES FOR THE HOUSE…COURTYARD FOUNTAINS
A romantic tryst in a courtyard garden is a scene that has played out more than a few times on Game of Thrones….
HGTV ULTIMATE OUTDOOR AWARDS
We are honored to participate in the HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards in both the Outdoor Escape and Outdoor Architecture categories. Thank you to everyone who helped bring us to the this level! We appreciate all of the opportunities we have been give to work on such beautiful projects…
POSTCARDS FROM…ROOFTOPS AROUND THE WORLD
A deck with a view is irresistible, as seen in this organic example in Dallas, Texas. Artificial lawn brings a splash of colour to a space that’s filled with stylish furniture. As the sun sets, lighting becomes a priority and….
TAKE A SHINE TO LED LIGHTS
Fancy the stylish couches you often see at bars? Recreate the ambiance at home for a fraction of the price by placing LED strips beneath your couch and you’ve got yourself…
Dream Spaces: 10 ROOFTOP GARDENS THAT TOP THE LOT
The intended use of this rooftop garden is very clear. It’s not made for enjoying leisurely sips of wine while finally having a go at War and Peace; it’s designed for its owner to…
PLANT ILEX CASSINE FOR A PRIVACY SCREEN THAT FEEDS THE BIRDS
‘Savannah’ holly (Ilex x attenuata ‘Savannah’) is planted in this garden in a small space between the fence and patio, providing an evergreen screen between neighbors with its…
IS IT TIME TO CONSIDER FAKE GRASS?
Synthetic turf requires no mowing, trimming, watering, fertilizing or pesticides. It reduces your water bill, looks great year-round and is widely available for installation in …
BUILD A BACKYARD FISH POND WITHOUT GOING BELLY UP
Gunite is a spray concrete commonly used to line swimming pools. Leidner used it for this expansive fish pond in Dallas, built for around $25,000.
AN ARCHITECT’S WISH LIST FOR THE NEW YEAR
I wish that we all have fun making our houses into homes. All too often we get bogged down with worrying about whether or not we’re making the right decision, if we’re spending too much…
BOXWOOD: STILL SHAPE-SHIFTING AFTER 350 YEARS
This garden, by Harold Leidner Landscape Architects, shows the more sinuous capabilities of the plant. Harold Leidner says that the curvy pattern was first laid out on…
10 OUTDOOR BANQUETTES CREATE FRESH-AIR SEATING WITH STYLE
When the designers at Harold Leidner Landscape Architects created this serpentine concrete banquette, they gave a relatively small area as much seating as …
JUICY WATERMELON SCHEMES BRING A TASTE OF SUMMER
Sure, be like everyone else with their blue and white/black/taupe outdoor seating. Or ramp it up with colours that really say “hello…
8 ESSENTIAL NATIVE SHADE TREES FOR THE U.S. SOUTHEAST
You can’t beat the feather-light texture of bald cypress foliage. The fine, short needles on this deciduous conifer turn out in early spring with a bright lime green color…
HOUZZ FEATURE – GREAT WAY TO DRESS UP THOSE NECESSARY COLUMNS
This one works especially well outdoors, though varieties like Hedera helix (English ivy) have also been successfully grown inside. Training your ivy to grow around a …
HOUZZ FEATURE – KOI FIND FRIENDLY SHORES IN ANDY GARDEN STYLE
DALLAS MORNING NEWS FEATURE – “North Texan Transforms backyard into South African Landscape”
Glass, 57, is a neurologist who works in the same office as her husband Jeffrey, 60, a psychologist. They moved to Dallas in 1983, and she became a … Click Here
BETTY LOU PHILLIPS
Betty Lou Phillips – Translator of European Tastes for Sophisticated Americans Best-selling author and renowned interior designer Betty Lou Phillips features home and garden designs by Harold Leidner Landscape Architects in her books “The French Room” and “French Impressions.” Click Here
SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE – “Enter a swimming pool’s oasis”
Too often, pools and gardens are like distant cousins who have never been introduced. Oftentimes, pools are plopped into the most convenient … Click Here
The Never-Ending Charm of ‘Alice in Wonderland Lives on in Homes
The game of chess plays a key role in Carroll’s sequel, Through the Looking Glass. Most of the story’s main characters are represented by a chess piece or animals, with Alice herself being a pawn. Having an oversized chess set is sure to make your outdoor space….