lush garden design

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    How to Design a Serene and Immersive Garden Oasis

    I was painfully shy as a child, often taking refuge in the forested greenbelt adjacent to our suburban backyard. It was the early 1970s, before children were kept on a…

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    Summer in Kristen’s Garden

    We’re visiting Kristen Rembold’s beautiful garden today. Hello! It’s 90°F here in Virginia, and the gardens are lush and brilliant. Three of my grandchildren are spending July with us, and…

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    Revisiting Sheila’s Vermont Garden

    I'm Sheila Abair, and I garden in northern Vermont (Zone 4b/5a). I have sent in pictures before (Sheila's Vermont Garden). Gardening runs in my family. I am attracted to cottage-style…

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    Phillip’s Missouri Garden

    Today we’re visiting Philip Mueller's beautiful garden in a suburb of St. Louis. The lush borders are packed with plants. In the foreground here, a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones…

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    Contemporary Cool: A Lush Modern Garden Design

    One of the first times I met Ahna and Ryan, the homeowners of a property in Seattle I’d just been asked to landscape, I knew they were a creative, industrious,…

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    It’s About Time

    Most gardeners come to a point in their lives when they have to ask themselves if they can still keep up with Mother Nature. Not only does age make it…

  • Purple and chartreuse form the backbone of the color scheme.

    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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    An Enchanting First Impression

    Like many modern houses, Gail Gee’s suburban home in Fulton, Maryland (USDA Hardiness Zone 7), features a front door well away from and out of sight of the driveway where…