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The diagnosis: An overworked Ohio physician. The cure: Transform an unused backyard into a sanctuary of water, native plants and wildlife.
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How does an Iowa garden catch the Smithsonian’s eye? With plant stories wrapped around the likes of Johnny Appleseed, Grant Wood and a band of German Pietists.
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Sustainability has never looked so cool.
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Showing what it means to really eat local, Ohio chef Tricia Wheeler trades her lawn (and a weekly date with a mower) for a yard full of edibles.
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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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