Podcast, Ep. 358: The Landscape of Home with Ed Hollander

Landscape Architect Ed Hollander

This week, we welcome esteemed landscape architect Edmund Hollander, known for his award-winning career designing natural landscapes that blend with built architecture. In our conversation, we discussed his latest book “The Landscape of Home”, and some expert tips on designing a landscape that will look beautiful and inviting throughout all four seasons.

Edmund also talks with us about the importance of having a master plan, working with your hardscape, and the connection between landscape and your favorite musical artist. Get ready for some plant inspiration!

The Landscape of Home by Hollander Design

The Landscape of Home by Hollander Design; Order Your Copy Here.

What You’ll Hear This Episode:

  • Soil testing and designing hardscape for outdoor living spaces.
  • More about some of the gorgeous spaces and scapes featured in “The Landscape of Home”.
  • Listening to land when it comes to design composition and getting spatial relationships correct.
  • Designing gardens with a master plan for optimal functionality and aesthetics.
  • Landscape design elements, including seasonality, hardscape, and plant selection.
  • Grouping plants in repeating patterns for movement through the landscape.
  • Layering plants at different heights for year-round visual interest.
  • Driveways matter when it comes to setting the tone for your whole outdoor space.
  • How often should you change the soil in your planter?
  • How to go about blending what you want with the realistic amount of sunlight or shade in your space.
  • Gardening ideas for smaller spaces.
  • Shifting away from chemical-dependent landscapes towards healthier and more organic approaches.
Backyard Landscape

Image excerpt from “The Landscape of Home.”

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Kelley Bostian

Kelley enjoys a light and livable home and is always searching for that perfect finishing touch. Here on How to Decorate, it's his goal to help you bring your own unique design vision to life.