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Design

Planting a dry bungalow garden

June 7, 2018

This pink storybook bungalow is a study in designing with a careful eye and restrained hand. Nan Sterman walks us through the colorful renovation and garden design of this 1930s-era bungalow in the college area of downtown Santa Rosa, California.

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Small garden, big impact

May 8, 2018

The intimate scale of a small backyard can become a real asset. By incorporating details that add layers of visual intrigue, you can create a uniquely intense, interactive garden experience that isn’t easily replicated in large backyards or broader landscapes.

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Spring in bloom: For the love of hellebores

April 17, 2018

To celebrate the return of gardening season and  A Tapestry Garden, enjoy this delightful love letter to Hellebores by Ernie and Marietta O’Byrne!

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An interview with Susan Morrison of The Less is More Garden

March 21, 2018

In small gardens, not a square foot can be wasted, so the stakes can be higher for designing intentionally. In The Less is More Garden, Susan Morrison proves that less space can mean more enjoyment, less maintenance, less effort, and more individuality.

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Celebrating the best springtime blooms

March 16, 2018

A year is long enough to be surprised by almost forgotten, often ephemeral, blooms that slumber underground and wake up just in time for spring. Celebrate the return of the season with Ernie and Marietta O’Byrne, the authors of A Tapestry Garden, for a roundup of the sweetest springtime ephemerals below.

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Plant by number: Colourful combinations for your home garden

March 14, 2018

Classic, well-tested colour recipes are a great starting point for any plant display. Combining colours is a bit like running, camping, baking, or kissing: the more you do it and get into it, the better you get at it and the more you like it. Andy Vernon of The Flower-Powered Garden is a colour expert, and here […]

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Pass the pink plant picks

March 14, 2018

You may notice one incredibly popular colour of bedding flowers is also sweeping runway shows and Instgram feeds. It’s pink, it’s everywhere, and it’s totally fascinating. Andy Vernon, author of The Flower-Powered Garden, guides us through the science of the colour pink and offers a line up of the most succulent shades in a Candy Floss […]

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Plantaholics and color addicts, unite!

March 14, 2018

You are’t alone—Andy Vernon is has made a living out of singing the praises of bloomy, playful colour in the garden. Here, Vernon introduces his love of flowers and offers the inspiration for The Flower-Powered Garden.

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Plant-crushing on palms: The symbols of respite and bounty

March 6, 2018

For most people, the palm hides in plain view. Charismatic and instantly recognizable, palms get lost in the glare of their own beauty. Here, Jason Dewees gives us a charming love letter to palms as a preface to Designing with Palms, the authoritative guide for including palms in your landscapes.

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Plant (and maintain) palms like an expert

March 6, 2018

Now that you’ve decided to add the iconic silhouette of a palm to your landscape, you’ll need expert advice from Jason Dewees of Flora Grubb Gardens to ensure successful sprouting, planting, fertilizing, and pruning.

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