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September 2010

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    Dallas in September: Sweatier Than A Bronco Rider’s…

    For all you folks who live where the summer norm is 90-plus temps and 2437.3% humidity, I am in awe of you. I've been back from the Garden Writers Association…

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    Mixing succulents and herbaceous perennials

    Succulents are all the rage these days, but most often we see them clustered togther in pots or arranged in vignettes with each other. But it's worth trying to combine…

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    It’s all in the details

    Sometimes it's the quirky little details that make a garden memorable. In Randy Bolin and Tom Nelson's garden in Oakland, California, a colorful little plastic lizard peeks out from behind…

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    A meaningful place to rest

    This blue bench is a place to rest and reflect in the garden of Randy Bolin and Tom Nelson in Oakland, California, and it was featured in an essay, My Sanctuary,…

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    A dreamy place for a nap

    Randy Bolin and Tom Nelson have a multi-purpose garden, with places to bathe, cook, eat, entertain, grow vegetables, and even sleep! They created this spectaular nook for that purpose. How…

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    Clean and crisp

    In this combo at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York, the white midribs of the dinosaur kale (Brassica oleracea 'Lacinato', annual) are echoed by the blooms of both…

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    It’s hypnotizing…

    You're getting very sleeeeeepy..... I could get lost in the spiral of this plant's leaves. Today's photo is just a pure beauty shot of an aeonium (Aeonium arboreum cv., USDA…

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    Another gazing globe done right

    In the never-ending war against gazing globes (awful or awesome?), here's an example of one done right. Dan Johnson popped one on top of a handsome pot to reflect his…

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    Autumn is coming!

    With Autumn just around the corner we want to not only enjoy the fall flowering but also get our roses ready for winter.

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    This plant’s future is in your hands…

    How many couples do you know that have arguments over plants? Well. you can help resolve this one. Eric and Danielle Wotzak have been renovating this fantastic house in Northport,…