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blue comfrey flower blossoms against a bright sky
10 Perfect Plants for Permaculture Gardens

These beautiful plants produce nutritious food.

orange flowers blooming in the rain
9 Rain Garden Ideas

Design your garden to flourish in wet seasons.

Evergreen trees carved into circular shapes.
10 Beautiful Topiary Trees

Choose the perfect varietal for your garden sculpting vision.

A BBQ with a flame and vegetable kabobs.
Grow a Grill Garden

If your summer meals are made on the grill, you need a garden of veggies, herbs, and spices to kick your kabobs and burgers up a notch.

A beautiful bog garden.
How to Make a Bog Garden

Turn a mud puddle into the pride of your yard.

courtyard garden in pots
Celebrating the French Country Garden

Old-world features and luxuriant plant growth can adapt any landscape to beauty and romance.

The courtyard garden of the Hacienda Yaxcopoil. Yucatan, Mexico.
The Elegance of a Mexican Courtyard Garden

Create a courtyard garden reminiscent of Mexico's timeless appeal.

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Build a Japanese Style Rock Garden

A Japanese style rock garden is a wonderful landscaping idea for most home gardeners.

Old statues enveloped by hedges in the Villa Sciara,Rome, Italy
Gardening Italian Style: Replicating Italy's Gardens

Italian gardens are not only shaped by climate and geography, but also history.

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Planting an Apothecary Garden

Most medicinal plants and herbs are quite easy to grow.

Lush Japanese garden with a koi-pond and stone path.
Classic Japanese Tea Gardens

A traditional tea garden is place of repose and relaxation.

A minimal rock garden.
How to Design a Rock Garden

Want a low-maintenance landscape look? Here's your answer!

An oriental garden.
Create an Authentic Zen Garden in Your Backyard

Create a place of rest and rejuvenation.

zen display with bamboo rocks and candles
Caring For Your Zen Garden

Care and cultivation can be just as peaceful as planting.

pink gladeolas blossoming on green stalks
A Symbolic Garden by Flower Meaning

Cultivate a collection of blooms with deeper significance.

A stone garden.
Stone Garden: Concepts of Eastern and Western Design

East or West, you can anchor your garden with stone.

Water, stone, flowers and leaves representing yin and yang in a zen garden.
Elements of a Zen Garden

From stones to streams to bonsai trees, here's what you need.

A formal Victorian garden with its own greenhouse.
Elements of a Victorian Garden

Give you garden an elegant vibe with these additions.

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Design A Rock Garden With Succulents

A rock garden makes a wonderful feature and with succulents it will be green all year.

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How to Make a Topiary from an Established Shrub

Topiary is just a fancy word for a designed shrub. Topiaries are shrubs that have been pruned in such

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Back to Nature: Your Prairie Garden

Wherever the prairie had been indigenous, it can be restored again - including in your own backyard