Garden Vignettes

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    8 Fantastic Fall Plant Combinations for Lovely Late-Season Gardens

    Fall is pure magic at Swift River Farm, a private landscape in Petersham, Massachusetts. Several different gardens weave together to create this dynamic space, including a woodland area, a more…

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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…

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    Vignettes from 2022 in Jana’s Garden

    Today we’re in Canton, Massachusetts, visiting with Jana Trusz. Looking back at my garden during 2022, I have many lessons to learn. The drought was incredibly difficult and made me…

  • coneflowers and foliage plants next to large container

    Kevin’s Garden Vignettes

    Welcome to Kevin Kelly’s garden, where containers are used as pieces of garden art to accent the plantings. I have been gardening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b), for over 25…

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    Inspiration from Cindy in North Carolina

    Today we’re off to Raleigh, North Carolina, to visit with Cynthia Strickland. In the past year I have captured some uncommon or outstanding plants and combinations with my camera while…

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    Vignettes in an Oregon Garden

    As the snow falls, it’s such a pleasure to remember summer! These photos were taken in my Corbett, Oregon, garden last May and June. I have been gardening this acre…

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    Garden Vignettes

    Today’s photos come from Carrie Sass. I love little vignettes throughout the yard, especially when I can use upcycled materials such as slate, grape stakes, and brick. Living in Stockton,…

  • View of the house with a pathway with colorful flowers on either side

    Going with the Flow

    By the time we moved into our nearly finished home in June 2008, I had created The Plan. And I drew The Plan in ink so that it would be…

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    A Strategy for a Long Border

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

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    Creating a Scene

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