outdoor seating

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    Planting Around a Patio in the Pacific Northwest

    February in our region was a month of waiting for the weather to get better. Warm winds and longer days have finally arrived, and most of us are desperate to…

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    From Driveway to Getaway

    We call the small garden room at the back of our property “our folly” not only for its whimsical nature but also for the many twists and turns our design…

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    Packing Color in a Small Garden, Part 2

    Welcome back to Sharon Vickers’s garden in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. We saw part of this garden yesterday, and today we’re back for more color! This is the backyard garden.…

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    Choosing Plants for Color All Year

    Today’s photos come from Pallavi Divekar of Chicago. I started this hobby around 2008 after being in my house for three years and watching what was blooming in the yard.…

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    Saving Water Without Compromising Beauty

    Today’s photos come from John Lewallen. I live in Glendora, California, which is just east of Pasadena. This is a semi-arid foothill region in Zones 10–11. Over a period of…

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    Looking at the Garden

    Today’s garden belongs to Laurie Robertson. Hello! I garden in Zone 5A, with a lot of shade and part shade. I also tend toward moist soils. This year is season…

  • Two chairs painted green, on a small patio with a plant next to them

    Which Wood Finish is Best For You?

    Looks that last. These garden chairs won’t need yearly refinishing, thanks to a coat of paint. It’s tempting to leave outdoor wooden structures and furniture unfinished. You’ll save yourself the…

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    Seating Areas Made Simple

    Your ideal outdoor living space is only three steps away