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November 2010

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    A Book That Fattens Your Wallet and Warms Your Home

    If you're interested in reducing your energy bills and making your landscaping more beautiful, Sue Reed's book, Energy-Wise Landscape Design belongs on your holiday gift list.

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    Use chairs as a canvas for eye-popping color!

    In this Michigan garden, the designer didn't stop with just one paint color when dressing up his patio chairs. He went all out with colorful plaids and polka dots! Paired…

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    Did you know?

    Did you know we have a Facebook page and a Twitter account?

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    You must pass the creatures of the pool to get cool…

    In Laura Crockett's garden in Oregon, foam pool noodles lend a playful alien flair to the clumps of miscanthus at the entrance to her kids' pool. Some curlicue metal antennae…

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    READER PHOTO! Lemonade from lemons

    Today's post is from Katherine Davis. She says, "I had an old oak that had to come down but I thought it would be nice to save part of the…

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    Give Thanks to The Garden Today

    Before you settle down for Thanksgiving take a walk outside and give thanks.

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    Paint the garden red! Or green…or blue…

    Got a dead tree nagging you? An old broken bike hanging around the shed? A junk pile waiting for a trip to the dump? Marry one of those things with…

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    READER PHOTO! Jumbo caterpillar

    Here's another fun photo from Mary Sherwood of Littleton, North Carolina. It's a shot from the children's garden at New York Botanical Garden. Mary says, "I liked this garden topiary…

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    READER PHOTOS! More fun from NYBG

    Mary Sherwood from Littleton, North Carolina, was inpired by yesterday's post to send in these photos of the Chihuly exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in 2006. Beautiful--thanks, Mary!…

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    A whole week of garden FUN!!

    This week I'd like to focus on having some FUN in the garden!! We're talking wild and whimsical here, folks. Let's kick it off today with a shot from a…