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    Solutions for Common Gardening Mistakes

    We all make mistakes, but most of us would prefer not to learn every gardening lesson the hard way. To help us avoid at least a few ­future blunders, we…

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    Perfect Plants for Pots Along Pathways

    This diverse and exciting plant group seems like it appeared overnight, with new varieties emerging every day. Sun or shade, upright or trailing, dwarf or massive—there is a coleus for…

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    Clare’s New Jersey Garden

    My name is Clare Oliva, and I live and garden in northern New Jersey. Photos of my garden have previously been featured on Garden Photo of the Day (Clare's Garden…

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    10 Expert Tips for Designing Your Garden

    In an ideal world, everyone would be able to hire a designer to help with big garden decisions. But in reality, most of us end up doing our own design…

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    Expert Design Advice: Think Long-Term When Planning Your Garden

    When it comes to big-ticket items, like a patio that will define a key outdoor room, irrigation that must be installed before anything else, or slow-growing evergreens that will be…

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    James’s Front-Walk Garden

    Today James Dillon, a horticulturalist and landscape designer in Kearneysville, West Virginia, is sharing his beautiful front walk. I planted this garden in 2014. I use a lot of different…

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    Making Paradise in Ontario

    Today we’re visiting Susan Featherstone’s spectacular gardens. My husband and I purchased our home in Bradford, Ontario, 18 years ago. At the time we purchased it, it was approximately 30…

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    Sheila’s Vermont Garden

    Today we’re visiting Sheila Abair’s garden. Hello, I garden in northern Vermont, Zones 3–4. Gardeners have always been in my family. I grew up visiting the small, quaint gardens of…

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    Visiting Elaine’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting Elaine Hutson’s wonderful Oregon garden. We’ve visited before (Garden Perfection, 40+ Years in the Making: Part 1 and Part 2), and it is always a pleasure to…

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    A Front-Yard Garden That Fills in Fast

    This approach takes you from bare dirt to a bountiful garden