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15 Ideas to Steal for Your Garden

There is no law that says you can’t be inspired by what others are doing

Fine Gardening – Issue 177

Pablo Picasso said something to the effect of, “Bad artists imitate. Great artists steal.” The same quote is often attributed to Igor Stravinsky and T. S. Eliot. Whoever said it, the other artists stole the quote, almost as if to prove its point. The same sentiment has been echoed by such creative people as David Bowie, Steve Jobs, and Quentin Tarantino.

We gardeners know this idea well. After all, isn’t that why we go on garden tours and read gardening magazines? All the things you need to know to make your garden amazing are most likely already being done in someone else’s garden. So here are some cool ideas to take home to your garden, and if anybody complains, just quote Picasso. Or Stravinsky.


1. Use Furniture as a Focal Point

Often, a container planting or a plant with amazing foliage or flowers is the focal point of…

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