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Owners Brandon and Melissa took their interest for unique, sick, and unwanted plants, and turned 4 acres of mixed forest into a sanctuary for garden castoffs. Read the story on how their little business was sprung, now populated with over 1,000 species of plants.
In celebration of Earth Day, we’re recycling our favorite articles on water-wise garden design. This collection of eco-friendly articles includes information about plants that are drought-tolerant yet still add color and texture to the garden, and ideas for arranging environmentally-conscious plants into your design. 
Related Topics: Grow | Desert | Eco-friendly | Plant guide | water wise

The design trend away from solid concrete to permeable walking surfaces has opened the door to  fresh paving options.  Smaller homes and yards make it possible to explore alternative, sometimes truly unique surfaces without breaking the budget.  

 

Related Topics: Ideas | DIY projects | Eco-friendly | Ideas | landscaping
Inspired by ghost town bottle houses, the newest old idea in the modern landscape is building with bottles instead of recycling them.  One of the most doable ideas is creating built in seatwalls.
Related Topics: Ideas | DIY projects | Eco-friendly | landscaping
A garden in Patagonia, Arizona, takes the Southwest climate in stride
A Zen garden in Sun Valley, Idaho designed by Native Landscapes kept wise water use in mind, as well as wildlife habitat and use of local materials.
Related Topics: Eco-friendly | water wise
Spring cleaning? Use these herbal recipes for cleaning products from garden expert Trisha Shirey.
Related Topics: How-To | Eco-friendly | herbs | Ideas
Climate change is not only coming, it's already well underway. What can our gardens expect?
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The owners of this Portland, Oregon, garden want to connect people with the Earth
Related Topics: Ideas | Eco-friendly | Oregon | Portland
Jim Martinez has been creating water-wise, environmentally friendly gardens in Dallas and Marfa, Texas for more than 30 years. He picks seven of his favorite plants to grow in desert regions, including Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
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