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Decorate Your Desktop With Our Garden Photos

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Garden vacation

Invoking beach getaways and lounging by the seashore, a pond adds a sense of vacation escape to gardens.


Living wall

Visitors to the Sally Stone Sensory Garden at Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, enjoy the color, texture and fragrance of plants tucked into pockets at varying heights along the garden's stone wall.


Queen of the hill

Stone terraces, curving paths and lush plantings transformed an eroding Illinois hillside into a fertile garden.

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Sign of spring

Tulips usher in spring at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.


Meditation garden

An Illinois retired biological sciences professor created her version of a Japanese garden in her backyard after visiting more than 80 gardens during four trips to Japan.

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Topiary tribute

Columbus, Ohio's Deaf School Park is home to a topiary interpretation of George Seurat's painting La Grande Jatte.


Rhododendron beauty

More than 500 cultivated varieties of rhododendron bloom at The Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden, part of The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio.

In the shade

A variety of hostas bloom in the shade of tall trees at this Midwest homeowner's garden.


Bayfield bounty

Flower baskets hang from the porch at Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield, Wisconsin.


Backyard waterfall

Reflective and soothing, a waterfall -- such as this one in a Twin Cities garden -- can veil the sounds of nearby traffic or too-close neighbors.

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Tulip time

Tulips bloom in profusion at a garden outside The Lamplight Inn Bed and Breakfast in Berlin, Ohio.


Water show

Water sprays and bubbles at The Margie Button Memorial Fountain and Garden, part of Botanica, The Wichita Gardens.


Drifts of color

Captivating drifts of white, yellow, orange, magenta and purple rhododendrons bloom alongside wide walking paths at the The Holden Arboretum's 20-acre rhododendron collection 20 miles northeast of Cleveland.


Fountain retreat

An English-inspired fountain creates a restful retreat at this garden in the Illinois River Valley.


Discovery garden

A pine tree shades a corner of this Midwest garden, where curving, pebbled paths enhance the sense of discovery.


Surrounded by grasses

Ornamental grasses surround a large pond at this garden near Lemont, Illinois, giving the area an intimate feeling.


Amber waves

White plumes are a hallmark of Miscanthus ornamental grasses

Lovely lily pond

Black-eyed Susans and other wildflowers create an inviting backdrop for a lily pond.


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