Backyard design guide

Glam up your backyard with inspiration from these amazing landscaping and design ideas

How to create a clutter-free garden

An Arizona landscaper shows how to banish clutter from your life (or at least your backyard)

Three plants potted in minimalist white containers
Photography by Jennifer Cheung

Use one plant per pot

Kissinger set one plant into each white ceramic ‘Cylinder’ container, from Gainey Ceramics (

Why it works: A single plant with a bold, sculptural shape is easier on the eye than a mixed planting. And a white pot allows it to shine.

Adapt the idea: You don’t have to buy large, expensive specimens like Kissinger did―try smaller agaves or ferns instead.


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