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  • fountain surrounded by plants
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    Designing a Tranquil Garden

    My ideal garden is a serene place, one in which I feel connected to the natural world through rich, sensory experiences. It is a place that generates a sense of…

  • low brick wall surrounding an elegant yet relaxed garden
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    Where Formal and Natural Meet

    Everyone has been to a house that has a “do-not-touch” room in it. It might be a living room with plastic covers on the couches or a dining room with…

  • bear's breeches and 'Little Honey' oakleaf hydrangea
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    Breaking the Rules

    Whether I am visiting a public garden or in a landscape created by nature, I think about what makes these places special. I inevitably conclude that the gardens I love…