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March 2010

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    In A Dinosaur’s Garden

    On my second day in the cavernous halls of the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, I discovered Sproutopia in a generous side room. The folks at the show thoughtfully…

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    Beach garden

    In this private garden in Michigan, the property drops off steeply, overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan. Sad that her grandchildren couldn't get to the beach, the homeowner/garden designer...

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    Where’s Waldo?

    The bunny, that is. Can you find him? Associate Editor Danielle Sherry spent a bit of time with this fellow as she took photos at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, & Arboretum…

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    Beautiful AND functional

    This metal sculpture serves two purposes. It screens a view of the neighbor's house, but it also makes a stunning focal point that is emphasized by a matching urn in…

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    Come See The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

    Wow! What a week I'm having in San Francisco! Garden tours, garden toys, garden people, and gardens. There's a theme in there somewhere.

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    A not-so-delicate container combo

    This combo may look refined and fussy, but its anchor is one tough cookie. Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra', USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9) is sometimes banished from borders due…

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    Bulb convert

    Check out the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

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    Deep red equals high drama

    This sultry, monochromatic bed makes a big impact with its large sweeps of deep red plants. Amaranth and coleus supply the bulk of the drama, and are knitted together with…

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    READER PHOTO: Poor, tortured trees…

    Today's photo is from Susan Morrison in California's San Francisco Bay area. She says: "This house is in the older part of my neighborhood and unfortunately a lot of the…

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    READER PHOTO: Mountain bluet

    Today's photo is from Andrew Keys in Topsfield, Massachusetts. He says: "The appearance of cool customer Centaurea montana (USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9) means it's a sure thing it's high spring…