all-season interest

  • garden bed full of different foliage
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    Jane’s Illinois Garden

    Today we’re visiting Jane in northern Illinois, who is sharing some views of her garden from different times in the year. I have been gardening on our four-acre property for…

  • Need a screen but not a boxy hedge? Layering plants with different heights and seasons of interest creates a bermlike island bed that provides year-round movement, color, and texture—along with treasured privacy.
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    A Garden Design for Privacy and All-Year Interest

    Seven years ago a couple in Carroll, Iowa, built the backyard of their dreams—or so they thought. It ­included an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace, a patio, and a hot tub.…