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Where to Find Garden and Landscape Inspiration, According to Leading Exterior Architects
With so many plant species to choose from, building your garden can be a rather intimidating task. To help, three designers share their top inspiration sources.
Seven Perennial Flowers That Add Color to Your Summer Garden
As a horticulturist and lifelong gardener, Kelly Norris shares his favorite perennial flowers to bring a burst of color to your summer garden.
Six Things You Can Do to Make Your Backyard More Dog-Friendly
It helps to start by knowing which plants are toxic and are not toxic to pets.
How to Make—and Fill—a Raised Garden Bed
Since the Middle Ages, when monks filled them with medicinal plants, raised beds have been a smart, simple way to sow and grow things practically anywhere. They're invaluable in vegetable gardens, but great for cultivating fragrant blooms or succulents, too. Read on, and rise up.

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These Native Plant-Filled Landscapes Prove That Suburbia Can Be as Lush as a Forest

In the suburbs of Philadelphia, a passionate landscape designer is transforming traditional cookie-cutter lawns into sustainable, low-maintenance havens that teem with life. Stroll through three of his projects, and learn how he's bringing wild beauty back to the neighborhood.