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    Building a Japanese-Inspired Garden

    Today we’re off to Canada, visiting with Bas Suharto. We’ve seen Bas's home garden before, but today's garden is one that Bas created for a friend. At the end of…

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    A Garden That Works With Nature Instead of Fighting It

    Today we’re visiting Anne’s garden on the outskirts of Ottawa, Ontario. Our garden is a happy mix of cultivated and naturalized plants situated on alvarlike terrain in a rural development…

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    Japanese Style in California

    Today’s photos come from Geni Hiestand. I live in the Sierra foothills in Grass Valley, California. Our front yard was a patch of weeds and clay soil when my husband…

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    Garden Design that Looks Great After Hours

    After a busy day, you need rejuvenation. You want the renewal that comes from putting aside work, to-do lists, and digital devices. You need to pause before rushing into dinner…

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    The Dos and Don’ts of Growing Herbs Inside

    I can think of a lot of reasons to grow herbs in your home. When the ground is frozen and you haven’t harvested anything in months, that’s when you desperately…

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    Thyme, the Fragrant Ground Cover

    This low-growing herb brightens paths and borders with aromatic foliage and delicate flowers

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    Low-Maintenance Alternatives to Lawns

    When you've grown beyond your grass, replace your unused lawn with massed groundcovers or a mix of low growers

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    Unique Varieties of Common Herbs

    Ask most gardeners what their gateway plant was and I bet they’ll say it was something edible. There’s something about growing your own food that brings newbies over to the…

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    Regional Picks: Tough Ground Covers – Southern California

    1. Pink Knotweed Name: Persicaria capitata USDA hardiness zones: 8 to 9 Size: 3 to 6 inches tall and up to 20 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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    Regional Picks: Four Season Interest – Midwest

    1. Gold Moss Sedum Name: Sedum acre and cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: Up to 3 inches tall, spreading indefinitely Conditions: Full sun to light shade; well-drained…