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Design

An interview with Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray of Potted

April 26, 2017

“To some extent, part of the DIY code is being able to accomplish something at a reasonable cost.” —Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray

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Gardening with the summer blues

April 18, 2017

Blue is consistently the color that intrigues humans most, perhaps unsurprisingly because true blue is one of the rarest shades in nature. That rarity gives blue its allure.

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Bright ideas for shady spaces

April 4, 2017

When designing your shade garden, it is helpful to study existing gardens to get ideas and inspiration.

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Outstanding southern garden styles

April 4, 2017

These gardens exemplify the many ways that design can transform a garden from something merely pleasant into an extraordinary blend of plants, hardscape, and that elusive quality, “sense of place.”

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Are you wasting energy?

March 31, 2017

For existing buildings, an energy audit is a great place to start. You can do your own simple energy audit or have a professional consultant do a more thorough, technical job. Some cities, states, and utilities offer incentives for doing an energy audit on your home. Ultimately, an energy audit will tell you where inefficiencies […]

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Keep those Mother’s Day flowers

March 30, 2017

Make the thoughtful gift of Mother’s Day flowers last the rest of the year with inspiration from Caitlin Atkinson’s Plant Craft. After enjoying your bouquet in a vase for a few days, clip off your favorite blooms and follow these instructions for an easy, DIY decor makeover. Click on image to enlarge, right-click to download and […]

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DIY concrete vine planter

March 29, 2017

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Pick your foliage first

March 29, 2017

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Pretty tough vines

March 24, 2017

Selecting tough plants is increasingly important in the age of climate change, so the experts at Plant Select® detail the most resilient, water-smart, and colorful picks for your home garden in Pretty Tough Plants. Learn more about the best vines for your garden and patio in this excerpt:

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Flowering meadow design: RHS steppe-prairie

March 23, 2017

Using a distinct technique of sowing meadows from seed, James Hitchmough creates plant communities that mimic the dramatic beauty of natural meadows and offer a succession of blooms over many months. With case studies in some of the world’s most respected gardens, Hitchmough walks you though the gardening techniques and design strategies you need to […]

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