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The Weekly Notebook

May
06
10:35am
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Building Container Combos Color, texture, and height—three things to make a statement in the garden. Nick McCullough guides us through experimenting with these three characteristics and the plants used to achieve unexpected and tasteful container garden combinations including drought-tolerant picks. Read More »
May
05
09:03am
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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.  Read More »
Related Topics: Desert | Eco-friendly | Plant guide | water wise
May
01
08:53am
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Style Showcase: Outdoor Fabric, Indoor Style With spring here, and summer just around the corner, the time to give the back patio a much-needed seasonal refresh is here. Whether used on throw pillows, curtains, or as upholstery, the simplest, most impactful way to update the look of a dreary backyard is through fabric. Today, the range of options for outdoor use is near limitless. (In fact, some of our favorite designers have told us that they love to use these fabrics indoors as well.) Here are our favorite resources for print, ... Read More »
Apr
29
11:13am
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My Garden: Small Garden, Big Interest Eric Sternfels calls garden making "an interesting, quiet labor," which has resulted in a unique landscape filled with usable ideas. With a background in architecture, he designed a garden in a long narrow space behind his vintage 1840s home in Philadelphia. His passion for the art of plant placement is manifested in such simple, yet elegant solutions for an overly shaded, narrow yard that's just 18 feet wide by 150 feet long. Read More »
Apr
24
12:29pm
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Visit: Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens The Spring Blooms celebration at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania showcases a spectacular display of tulips—a nod to Pierre S. du Pont who laid out Longwood Gardens and planted the first tulips in 1907. During Spring Blooms, which spans from April 5th through May 23rd, visitors can experience over 250,000 tulips in bloom!   Read More »
Apr
22
07:46am
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Photo Gallery April 13th marked the 271st birthday of the 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Monticello in Charlottsville, Virginia—Jefferson’s bountiful gardens, which he tended with famous enthusiasm—is still shared with the public today.  If you're interested in visiting Monticello, find more information hereRead More »
Apr
17
02:24pm
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A garden gate is a portal that signifies a transition into a new space and experience. Like Alice looking down the rabbit hole, a gate leads us from the known to the unknown. And, like that rabbit hole, if you elongate or accentuate the portal, it makes the transition even more tantalizing. Here is a variety of garden gate styles that illustrate the “power of the portal.” Read More »
Apr
15
11:31am
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Garden Edibles: Success Secrets Have you ever wondered how to get those healthy, plump garden edibles you’ve always dreamed about? Nick McCullough shares his keys to growing a successful edible garden—providing tips on when and how to get started and his top picks for where to purchase heirloom seeds. Read More »
Related Topics: Edibles | planting | Seed guide | Spring | vegetables
Apr
10
03:57pm
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Visit Cricket Hill Garden Join Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston, Connecticut for their annual peony festival from May 10th to June 22nd, 2014. Cricket Hill, a six-acre display garden, was founded by Kasha and David Furman in 1989, with a focus on Chinese tree peonies. Kasha and her son Dan now run the nursery. Upon visiting, you’ll discover right away that Cricket Hill is not your typical nursery. In addition to perusing their garden of 400 unique ... Read More »
Related Topics: Connecticut | Edibles | northeast | peonies
Apr
08
08:17am
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Style Showcase: The Midge Trends for the garden are constantly evolving, yet favorites from the past continue to make appearances. Terrariums are just one example of this—a fresh flashback from the 1970s, these fun, tiny gardens are making a comeback. Now Mod fanatics also have a new go-to piece for their garden with the timeless, chic, and functional Midge tile table from Potted. A multi-seasonal must-have, Potted’s co-owner Annette Goliti Gutierrez explains what prompted their newest design. Read More »
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