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Landscaping Ideas That Work

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    Home Outside Palette App: Ask An Expert

    At JMMDS we love using our app to help people design their home landscapes. We created the Home Outside Palette app for homeowners to try out new possibilities for their…

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    Conveying Energy in a Landscape

    Each individual object in a landscape—whether a building, a plant, a path, or a view—holds and expresses energy.

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    The Lure of Little Houses

    I’ve long been a collector of little houses. As a young girl, I’d make stick forts in the woods, set up house under the baby grand piano, and imagine inhabiting…

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    The Importance of Native Plants

    Important information for gardeners:  native plants—not species from foreign lands—feed native insects.  And native insects are a major food source for native birds…and so on up the food chain.

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    Word of Mouth

    I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the intelligent and gracious Virginia Prescott for New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth. I spoke with Virginia about Landscaping Ideas…

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    Nothing More Fun: Stepping Stone Paths

    There's nothing more fun than designing a stepping stone path! Here are some pointers for choreographing a journey through the landscape.

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    Breaking Up Is (Not So) Hard To Do

    Concrete pavers are an increasingly popular (and affordable) material for patios and terraces, but their appearance is not always as aesthetically appealing as natural stone pavers. Here are some suggestions…

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    I’m back!

    It’s been about seven years since I last wrote for Fine Gardening, and a busy seven years it’s been. I’m so pleased to “come home” to Fine Gardening once more!…