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Welcoming all that can fly in, this natural garden is home to birds, bees, bugs, and even bats. It’s also populated with native and ornamental plants that are both beautiful and kind to the environment.
A thoughtful arrangement of trees, plants, and boulders creates a pool that mirrors its environment. Designed by landscape designer Nick Williams of Nick Williams & Associates, this poolscape is full of detail and visual interest. 
With the odds against her, Joanne Fuller of Portland Oregon turns her problematic sloped shade garden into a winter jewel box of hellebores and Lenten rose hybrids which can all be enjoyed at eye-level while still enjoying her privacy and the little natural light the mature oak trees allow.
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Feeling the need to pay homage to the native landscape around him, Garden Design reader Benjamin felt inspired to create an ecological and native garden at his Nebraska home. Keeping to the aesthetic of the tallgrass prairies he loves, Benjamin creates not only a native garden that looks great in all seasons, but supports the surrounding wildlife as well.
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For ten years, Mike Osterling and Ron Alessandrini have worked on their Woodinville, Washington garden. Now that it’s complete, people are starting to take notice.

 

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In the face of droughts, flooding, poor soils and harsh winters, this verdant garden in central Poland still thrives thanks to a determined gardener named Joanna. Boasting hundreds of varieties of plants, this small but hearty garden shows even when the odds aren’t particularly in your favor, a little experimenting and resilience goes a long way.
A barren backyard is transformed into an ornamental pond and garden boasting with koi and other aquatic wildlife. Surrounding the pond is an assortment of fruit trees that are quenched with nutrient-rich water from the pond itself.
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.
Ensuring that art placed in the garden and not seemed forced is an art in itself. Owners of Bedrock Gardens in Lee, New Hampshire share 5 things to consider when adding art to the garden, where their motto is; pretty’s not enough – make it work for you.
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Sometimes you have to get your hands in the dirt in order to learn a thing or two from Mother Nature. Now a landscape designer, Candace Mallette once knew nothing of gardening until she moved into her Ottawa, Ontario home. Fast forward ten years later to her beautiful, seasonal garden where she now has lessons to share and ideas to inspire.
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