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A black-and-white scheme and geometric designs create a fun yet sophisticated look for the garden.
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Val Ortberg’s 2-acre Iowa lot is a work of art—an exceptional study in contrast, color and form.
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A lifetime of study has taught one Wisconsin gardener that the key to a bountiful harvest is reinvesting in the soil itself.
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Inspired by music, an Ohio designer composed a rhythmic sequence of plantings that hits all the right notes from early spring through frost.
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Having just a sliver of yard in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood couldn’t squash Brad Schreiber’s dreams for a stunning outdoor retreat. His solution? Escape to the roof. But his topflight plan’s...
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Horticulturist Gail Estka considers containers an art form in her Illinois yard. See how she creates drama with tropical plants and trees as well as texture, foliage and color schemes.
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A pair of self-taught gardeners followed their hearts rather than fixed principles to cultivate color, joy and happenstance in their inviting, cottage-style suburban Ohio yard.
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In this Chicago-area home’s landscape, intimate retreats and brilliant fall color create fresh reasons to linger outdoors.
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The fantasyland in this wooded Wisconsin garden reflects the owners’ joy in indulging their imaginations by creating colorful mosaics and reusing old objects.
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A garden center outside of Indianapolis is part nursery, part botanical center, part muse.

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