Finally. In this great article, we're starting to see where sustainability is evolving with beautiful aesthetic - form and function are starting to work together: "Over the past five years, as climate change has become more obvious and energy costs have spiraled up, a number of designers have begun to champion an approach to landscaping that marries traditional environmental concerns — sustainability, biodiversity, restoration, conservation — with a sensitivity to aesthetics and a flexibility that they said was missing from green-gardening crusades of the past."
Landscaping by Bernard Trainor in Marin, CA (pic: Jason Liske, above as well)
The pictures are marvelous and the overview of the landscaping world is informative. We only wish we could also see INSIDE these houses as well....
Terraced Texas garden by Mark Word (pic: Benjamin Sklar)
Walden Studios by Andrea Cochran (pic: Heidi Schumann)
Farm by Thomas Wolz in Charlottesvill, VA (pic: Darren Higgins)