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Drama Queens Are Welcome: Part 1

Even a small garden can use some large, striking plants to catch the eye and create some visual intrigue.

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Fretting and Sweating and Squinting and Drinking

“Garden Party.” No two words strike more terror in a gardener’s heart if you happen to be the host.

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The Last Boomer in the Woods?

If we really think it’s so important for kids to interact with nature, we have to interact with nature too. Gardening, anyone?

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The Cedars of Downton

How the beauty of some ancient trees inspired my first post about landscape design for aging in place

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How Wild Is Too Wild?

Could fractal pattern research help guide the design of naturalistic gardens and landscapes?

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How Simple Is Too Simple?

Seemingly simple but beautifully designed spaces are probably much more visually complex than we realize.

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Uncommon Beauty

I’m increasingly charmed by the unexpected jewels of the fall garden on the eve of the first frost.

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No Running In The Garden

When designing perennial beds, paying attention to how a plant grows below ground is every bit as important as how it grows above ground.

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Moving Grasses

I hadn’t thought much about the symbolic statement that grasses could make until I visited the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy, France.

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When Being Shallow Is a Virtue

Step One in my effort to create a low-maintenance but high-impact English-style border was to decide where to put it and how big to make it.

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