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Beautiful garden design
Three Dogs in a Garden: Fall Colors at Edward's Gardens in Toronto (common annuals such as sweet potato vine and petunias)
looks like a Princeton Gold Maple tree among that fabulous perennial bed.
beautiful garden on both sides of the fence! Bring plants from NJ. Add morning-glories for blue with yellow.
Perennial border at Peterhof photo by Morgan Thomas
Pencil pines give such presence and grandeur. Perhaps along the front picket fence or western fence line. Also 3 or 5 in pool area.
I & J Bannerman - Garden designers and builders
Pyrus sp. with Spathiphyllum sp.
Drifts of drought tolerant plants
Sedum 'Sunkissed', Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta & Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'
It doesn't have to be that organized to be inviting.
Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.
When regrading the backyard, create two levels in the back corner with a low retaining wall