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It’s About Time

This design approach ensures that you will have more moments enjoying your garden than working on it

Fine Gardening – Issue 175
Most gardeners come to a point in their lives when they have to ask themselves if they can still keep up with Mother Nature. Not only does age make it more difficult to get the job done, but it also makes us view our time spent in nature differently. For me, it was that I needed a smaller garden where I could spend more time sitting and enjoying the company of friends and family instead of bending over to pull weeds or deadhead. While I made sure my previous garden was drought tolerant, I also insisted that it featured year-round textural interest, color, and fragrance. Moving to a smaller garden was always in my family’s plans. Our main objective was to design what I call a “time-out terrace” where we could enjoy a relaxing lifestyle. We wanted our courtyard to feel private, but we also wanted to be connected to…

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