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    Sharon’s Pennsylvania Garden, Part 2

    We’re back today with Sharon Danovich Lupone, visiting her garden in Pittsburgh, where she likes to create spaces that remind her of her favorite gardens in places like Charleston, South…

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    From Bare Earth to a Garden

    Today’s photos come from Charlie Benedick, who is remembering a former garden in Virginia. We began by adding shrubs, trees, and then perennials. Then we added a patio. It was…

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    How to Build a Patio in a Weekend

    At the risk of compromising our job security, we’re willing to let you in on a little secret: You can build your own patio. If two guys from Massachusetts can…

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    How to Turn Your Patio Into a Garden Oasis

    The kitchen may be the heart of a home, but for most of us, the patio is the center of the backyard. Whether we use it as a place for…

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    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…

  • Viewing this home from the front, we can see that the designer of the front yard garden chose many massing plants that give the home a lush, hidden feeling
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    Four Design Ideas for a Small Space Design

    Small Space 1 Four-season interest in a drought-tolerant package Many think that naturalistic plantings can’t possibly be implemented in a postage stamp yard—least of all a front one—and that they…

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    Garden Rooms for Entertaining

    Gardeners often have trouble making time to simply sit and enjoy their gardens. After all, that flower bed needs weeding, the veggie garden needs watering, the containers need to be…

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    Breaking Up Is (Not So) Hard To Do

    Concrete pavers are an increasingly popular (and affordable) material for patios and terraces, but their appearance is not always as aesthetically appealing as natural stone pavers. Here are some suggestions…

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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…

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    Designing a Lush Backyard Retreat

    Gardening has been a lifelong passion for both of us. For more than 30 years, we’ve gardened both at home and professionally, and we love spending time outdoors. We built…