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    Landscape architect Sam Lawrence, who designed the verdant, eleventh-floor oasis at Jersey City glass tower 77 Hudson, explains how to create your own urban garden in the sky. First, find out how much weight the area can support, says Sam. You should also consider the amount of wind and sun the garden will receive, what views you'd like to highlight and if you'd like to change the layout with different plants. (Published Monday, Sep 27, 2010)

    Show your guests true southern hospitality in this stately, four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 5,270,000 square-foot Atlanta home. Classically elegant with historical detailing throughout, this home features a library, wine cellar, home theater, and fitness center. An all-glass sitting room in the rear of the house opens onto lush landscaping, manicured gardens, and a fieldstone patio with outdoor fireplace, perfect accompaniments to indoor/outdoor entertaining in the summer heat. View the property.