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    Though it looks like a pricey designer piece, this cedar patio table was actually crafted out of materials from the local home center. The base consists of two 24-inch-tall clay chimney-flue liners

    You don't have to be handy with a hammer to build a backyard bench. In fact, as Lena of Simple Living shows us, all you need are some cinder blocks, 4x4 wooden posts, and concrete adhesive. Top with store-bought outdoor deep seating cushions or DIY a set in your favorite pattern.

    The vertical garden is a perfect combination of low-maintenance and high-function. A drip irrigation system provides water at the right time to to keep fresh herbs thriving.

    A front yard flower garden can make your landscape easier to care for because there's less mowing and edging to worry about. Here, colorful blooms dress up a traditional white picket fence and eliminate the need for using a string trimmer under the fence. Test Garden Tip: Make your front yard flower garden extra appealing by incorporating fragrant flowers, such as sweet pea, Oriental lily, and herbs.

    If you're not sure how to start, a flower-filled front yard cottage garden is a good choice. Cottage gardens look good with most house styles, and lush, romantic flowers, such as roses, peonies, or hydrangeas, add lots of drama. A simple white picket fence makes a fantastic backdrop for a flower garden's summer show. This garden includes purple iris, red and apricot roses, and creeping thyme.

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    Creeping Jenny, thrives in sun or partial shade. Its coinlike golden leaves are the reason this little charmer is commonly called moneywort.

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    Even if you don’t extend a true roof over your outdoor room, you can use similar lines, angles, and forms to provide shade. Here, wide-space beams, combined with the delicate fringe of a willow tree, create enough dappled shade to protect the restful seating area from direct rays.

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    Keep things from feeling too messy and chaotic by lining the perimeter of your garden with a classic white-picket fence. Plus, there's nothing more beautiful than bright flowers peeking out from in between the crisp white fence slats. -

    Use gravel to pave a garden path that meanders alongside your flower beds. The key is to avoid any rigid lines, instead letting the path wind to mimic the free-flowing nature of the flowers beside it. -

    Nothing in your garden should look too polished. In that vein, it's best to use garden accessories that have a vintage feel, like a weathered pitchfork or an old galvanized steel watering can. -

    Above all, your garden should have an organic, relaxed vibe. Forgo rigid wooden planters for something fun, like these rain boot alternatives. Get the tutorial for these planters at Rosy Posy. -

    I love all the ideas in this slide show. Sadly, considering how many plants are involved, cottage style gardens seem pretty pricey at the beginning... inviting, landscape through overflowing flowerbeds of varying colors and textures. By replacing a manicured lawn with mixed flowers, you create a decidedly casual atmosphere that celebrates the gifts of nature. -

    So beautiful and inviting

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