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Get Ready to Planning Your Flower Garden

The garden view might be serenely peaceful, but I'm busy in my office like a squirrel preparing for winter.

I have been measuring, photographing,...

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First Frost in the Garden

When the bright autumn colors have faded, nature relieves a new color palette in elegant shades of brown, from beige to dark chocolate. There are...

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A Dry Stone Wall from Inspiration to Landscaping

It was a still, grey day. The clouds were hanging low, water dripped from the eaves, and fog lingered around us. The grounds were empty, almost...

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The Most Low Maintenance Plants for Your Garden

I remember when I had filled our garden with the same plant species that thrived in my parents' garden.

Big mistake!

I wasn´t...

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My 3 Rules of Thumb When Planning with Spring Bulbs

Spring bulbs can prolong the flowering season profoundly. However, it takes some planning to make it successful. Here are three rules of thumb...

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Sari and Hannu’s Garden Design Story: The Redesigning of a Japanese-style Front Yard

They often say, 'the yard renovation is challenging to start and easy to postpone,' and I fully understand. If you don't have a clear vision and...

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How to Reuse Old Concrete Slabs to Build Retaining Walls

One way to build a sustainable garden is to recycle materials as much as possible.

You might already have a pile of old concrete slabs in your...

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These Bee-friendly Planting Combinations Bloom From Spring To Fall

This summer, I learned about BBM.

But what does the BBM mean? I'm glad you asked. It's an abbreviation for a bumblebee mile. Did you know that a...

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What You REALLY Need Before Planning Your Flowerbed

Where would you start if you had two rectangular planting areas over 1000 square feet / 100 square meters in total to fill with perennial flowers?...

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It's Possible to Create a Harmonious Garden: Here's How

Harmony is a compelling concept whether you're designing your home or backyard.

It's so easy to sense whether the space feels harmonious or not. ...

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Unsure Which Colors to Choose for Your Flower Pots and Planters? Read this.

Color matter! Whether it's your hair, home decor, a new blouse .. or a flower pot!

Colors are powerful as they can enhance your mood and give you...

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The 3 Steps to Choosing Surface Materials for Your Backyard

When choosing surface materials for your backyard, there are two ways to go: you can either use hard surfaces or loose surface materials. This...

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