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In his Iowa backyard, designer Scott Johnson uses basic geometric forms as the affordable building blocks to a stylish landscape.
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An Ohio designer trusts a tone-on-tone palette to power his low-maintenance, high-style planting formula. 
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In a tightly packed Missouri neighborhood, this backyard’s varied garden rooms work together to draw the focus inward.
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Want to have a few friends over without going to a lot of work? The ideas at this Minneapolis garden reveal the secret: Let your yard co-host.
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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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