Texture

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    An Artist’s Garden

    Today's photos are from Dede Lifgren. Welcome to my garden in Brewster, New York (Zone 6a). I am an artist and garden lover. Much of my artwork centers around my…

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    Best Plants to Add Texture to Your Garden

    Upon visiting my garden for the first time, a designer friend of mine walked around shaking his head, saying, “The texture, oh, the texture!” At first, I wasn’t sure this…

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    Texture Never Quits: Plant IDs

    The garden of Joann Currier and Sebastian Hamilton in North Carolina is a study in textures. At every turn you see another plant—be it a perennial, conifer, or even cactus—that…

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    Texture Never Quits

    Texture is often referred to as the third element of garden design. We all tend to get overly focused on color and form, but texture is that hard-to-explain “little something…

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    Taming a High-Impact Design

    The back patio is the heart of our two-acre garden in Indianapolis. Convenient to the house, it is a favorite spot for dining and relaxing, and it is a central…

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    Containers With Serious Contrast

    How often do you return home from an expensive assault on the local nursery to find that, ultimately, your container design is disappointing for reasons you cannot quite explain? Creating…

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    A Garden Like Heaven

    My garden is on a quarter of an acre, and I have planted it for 50 years. Due to massive compost enrichment, I do not spray or fertilize. Last summer…

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    Inspiration for Shade Gardens

    Today, frequent GPOD contributor Cherry Ong is giving us another look at a less-visited part of Butchart Gardens in British Columbia: the bog garden. (Her previous post is here.) She says: Tucked…

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    A Garden in 40 Shades of Green

    Emmanuel Touhey sent us these photos of his garden in Burke, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. This is my first real American garden. Born and raised in Ireland, I moved…

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    Plants That Worked This Summer

    Cherry Ong of Richmond, British Columbia, has contributed to the GPOD many times (if you’ve missed seeing her earlier posts, check out this one of some of her amazing gardens),…