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    From Nothing to Garden

    Kat Kinch sent in today’s photos of a garden transformation. My mom, Pat, a retired teacher, was increasingly concerned that a huge, old red maple in close proximity to her…

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    Cathy’s Colorado Garden

    Today's photos are from Cathy Hollis in Englewood, Colorado. When my husband and I moved to this home in the suburbs of Denver 10 years ago, the landscaping was almost…

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    GPOD on the Road: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Part 1

    Today we’re on the road with Teresa Watkins, visiting a beautiful public garden in North Carolina. A quick two-day trip to North Carolina provided the opportunity to capture the beauty…

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    11 Steps to a Better Backyard

    Comfort and utility are among the most important qualities to consider when developing a garden design. Because tastes and styles differ, beauty is often in the eye of the beholder.…

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    Hardworking Hardscape

    If I had a gardening time machine, I would use it to return to the day I started my garden. Instead of going to the nursery and getting a trunkful…

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    Arbors, Pergolas, Sheds, and Gazebos

    An arbor, pergola, shed, or gazebo can serve as a focal point in a garden. If you're seeking design inspiration for a garden building project this season, take a look…