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    Beautiful Tulip Varieties You Should Grow

    Bulbs are always an afterthought in my garden. I really don’t have any excuse for this, other than by the time fall rolls around and it’s time to plant those…

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    Garden Design Basics: Use Two Colors Plus Green

    In a world full of glorious color, why limit oneself to just two when designing containers? Because limitations can be . . . liberating. Color is so seductive that it…

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    Some Like It Hot

    Using hot colors in the landscape

  • Purple and chartreuse form the backbone of the color scheme.
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    A Garden That Has It All

    My husband and I moved into our house in November nine years ago. I recall the weather vividly because, instead of starting my new journey indoors with painting walls and…

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    How to Use Red in the Garden

    You can’t help but look at the chairs. Placed off to the side of the lawn so that they don’t hog all the space, the chairs are a focal point,…

  • Beautiful edibles intermingle with useful ornamentals and a yellow ladder trellis
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    How to Spruce Up Your Veggie Garden

    Edible gardens are, too often, purely utilitarian spaces relegated to the outer reaches of an overall garden design. But they can be so much more with just a few design…