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  • entryway garden design
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    A Welcoming Approach to Entryway Garden Design

    Creating an entryway that truly works is a worthwhile investment. You will enjoy how it makes your home look and feel, and providing a welcoming first glimpse of your home…

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    Grow Heaths and Heathers for Year-Round Beauty

    I often hear folks say that they hate heaths (Erica spp. and cvs., Zones 5–8) and heathers (Calluna vulgaris and cvs., Zones 5–8), their earlier blooming cousins. The most common complaints are…

  • planting plans for late summer
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    3 Gorgeous Planting Plans for a Late-Summer Show

    There's a reason they call these the dog days of summer. Much like our overworked air conditioners, our gardens are now looking rather exhausted. Soaring temps might be good for…

  • annuals in the garden
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    Adding Annuals to Your Garden: Six Inventive Ideas

    We’ve all seen them: the giant swaths of annuals demanding our attention with their ostentatious colors—in parking lots, at park entrances, lining the walkway to every local bank. They are…

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    Design for a Late-Summer Show

    Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, has a truly spectacular trial garden. For the past several years, this space has served as a design laboratory where the garden staff can…

  • How-To

    Dye Easter Eggs in Nature’s Hues

    This year, color your Easter eggs with dyes derived from garden vegetables, berries, coffee, tea, or spices. Learn the method, and get a recipe for a basic egg dye and…

  • Design

    A Strategy for a Long Border

    Repeating colors, textures, and forms creates a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts

  • Design

    Creating a Scene

    This designer relied on six strategies to design a garden full of head-turning vignettes