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4 Hot Design Tips from Portland Yard, Garden & Patio Show, Pt. II

4 Hot Design Tips from Portland Yard, Garden & Patio Show, Pt. II

Eager to improve your design chops? There’s nothing better than taking in a local garden show. That’s where you’ll find talented designers and builders displaying a broad range of garden styles to inspire you.

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 4 Hot Design Tips from Portland Yard, Garden & Patio Show, Pt.I

4 Hot Design Tips from Portland Yard, Garden & Patio Show, Pt.I

Eager to improve your design chops? There’s nothing better than taking in a local garden show. That’s where you’ll find talented designers and builders displaying a broad range of garden styles to inspire you. Part I of II

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Great Stocking Stuffer: Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens Meets Cyber Monday

Great Stocking Stuffer: "Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens" Meets Cyber Monday

You don't have to be a techie to put this power-packed plant-finding app to great use. "Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens" makes it easy.

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Downton Abbey Meets Madmen in a Santa Barbara Garden, Pt. II

Downton Abbey Meets Madmen in a Santa Barbara Garden, Pt. II

In part one of this article, I introduced you to a not uncommon situation I've encountered in my design work: the "Women Are From Venus and Men Are from Mars" dilemma. But if partners play nicely, they can have it all.

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Downton Abbey Meets Madmen in a Santa Barbara Garden, Pt. I

Downton Abbey Meets Madmen in a Santa Barbara Garden, Pt. I

Sometimes garden designers are confronted with a "Women are from Venus; men are from Mars" situation -- a couple with decidedly different visions for their garden. Sound like something you're dealing with? Not to worry. Read on, then watch for Part II.

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When You Buy a House, You Buy A Garden, Part 1

When You Buy a House, You Buy A Garden, Part 1

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Are you thinking about buying a new home? Whether you're upsizing, downsizing or relocating, here are some vital tips on what to look for before you make an offer.

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When You Buy a House, You Buy A Garden, Part 2

When You Buy a House, You Buy A Garden, Part 2

It's open house day and you've been impressed by the curb appeal, considered how you'll live in your garden and how weather patterns affect your comfort and which plants you can grow. Now let's look at the practical side: infrastructure, safety and maintenance.

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When You Buy a House, You Buy A Garden, Part 3

When You Buy a House, You Buy A Garden, Part 3

Let's finish up by looking at how surrounding properties can affect your garden, the pluses and minuses of mature trees and whether you'll be inheriting maintenance headaches.

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Tips for Selling Your Garden (er, Home) Part 2

Tips for Selling Your Garden (er, Home) Part 2

Once you've gotten your potential home buyer out of the car, it's time to make them feel like this is a place where they can fulfill their dreams and set down roots, figuratively and literally. Read on for tips about how to make them love your garden the way you have.

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Tips for Selling Your Garden (er, Home) Part 1

Tips for Selling Your Garden (er, Home) Part 1

With housing sales picking up, you might be considering putting your house on the market. The garden you've loved and labored over can help you sell or it might be a turn-off for your potential buyer.

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Skip the Theme Parks -- Head for Orlandos Leu Gardens!

Skip the Theme Parks -- Head for Orlando's Leu Gardens!

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Sometimes getting lost leads to fantastic treasures, like stumbling upon the Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida

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Garden Design Basics: A Battle Between Stuff and Space

Garden Design Basics: A Battle Between Stuff and Space

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Before getting carried away creating stunning foliage and floral compositions, it pays to figure out the "stuff-to-space" ratio.

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