A Barren Backyard Becomes an Aquatic Oasis (9 photos)

From partially submerged chaise lounges, the two owners of this newly redesigned backyard in Tucson, Arizona, can relax comfortably outdoors in the middle of summer. “When it’s a 110-degree day, that’s quite a feat,” says landscape designer Kathryn Prideaux.

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10 Tips for Beginning Gardeners (9 photos)

The rewards of gardening are great fresh air, exercise, beauty and relaxation, to name a few. But designing and planting your very first garden can feel like an overwhelming task. Luckily, gardens are surprisingly forgiving creations, and the best way to learn is by simply...