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August 2011

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    Les Quatre Vents – Curved and circular steps

    Today we see a couple of gorgeous curved staircases that are planted with alpine and rock garden plants. Not only are the shapes of the stairs a softened version of…

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    Les Quatre Vents – Water and reflections

    Continuing the series of photos from Frank and Anne Cabot's gardens at Les Quatre Vents in Quebec, here are some shots of water and reflections from other parts of the...

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    The gardens of Les Quatre Vents

    Many years ago, I had the great privilege of working at Stonecrop Gardens, a small and wonderful public garden in upstate New York that was started by Frank and Anne…

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    Protect your garden from Hurricane Irene

    If you're in Hurricane Irene's path, you should follow some of these quick tips.

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    A reflection steals the show

    This container grouping in Laura Crockett's garden is successful because of several different factors. The screen behind the pots makes the plantings stand out beautifully, mking the plantings stand...

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    Garden Roses You Can Purchase – Part 1

    We talk about taking care of garden roses. Now here is the first part in a series of ones you can purchase for your own garden.

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    Designing in black and white

    This combo in Laura Crockett's garden in Hillsboro, Oregon, is a study in strong contrasts. The black pot and burgundy-leaved eucomis create lots of excitement when combined with the silvery…

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    A multipurpose wall with wow-factor

    This stunning metal wall in Laura Crocket's garden in Hillsboro, Oregon, serves several purposes. It serves as a backdrop for dramatic plantings on the public side, creating strong color contrasts...

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    A different perspective, just as good

    We featured Laura Crockett's garden in the magazine way back in the August 2005 issue, and ever since, I think of her garden as one of my all-time favorites. Laura…

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    Taking On Lawn Alternatives With The Garden Designers Roundtable

    Other than a place to teach your dog to play lacrosse, I don't see much use for conventional turf lawns. So I knew just what I'd write about when the…