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    How I would love to have this garden in our yard!

    Do's and don'ts of foundation plantings. Photos, drawings and an abundance of suggestions to guide how best to enhance and frame your home's exterior and connect it to the land it is built on.

    bistro seating and striped runners.

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    window box for winter

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    wintergreen plants with red berries

    spray plants with antidesiccant

    Winter window box

    Replant entry pots with winter-hardy specimens, such as dwarf evergreens or boxwood (shown here), and ring the base with English ivy and a few faux berries for a festive shot of color. To give plants the best chance of surviving the winter, pot them in a container at least 4 inches taller and wider than the root ball. You can transplant them to your yard from spring until fall, says This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

    Red geraniums won't look so bad in my flower boxes. They are very low maintenance - the only kind of flower I can handle

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    Serendipity Refined: Fall Porch and Urn Decorations


    CT Private Garden

    Faux / false / fake window with shutters in closed position to balance facade of house. Azek trim, wood shutters from, Thermatru fiberglass door, Northeast Lantern light fixtures. Durham, NH.

    dreamy out door space

    This step-down gravel patio, framed by pavers and planting beds, appeals for both its low-maintenance and inviting charm. | Photo: Karen Bussolini |

    Geraniums in window box

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    If you crave the open look of a lush lawn, low-growing groundcovers may be your best alternative. Foot-traffic-friendly groundcovers that compete well with weeds and stay relatively short without mowing include mat-forming creeping thyme, grasslike blue sedge (Carex glauca), and mounding moss phlox (a good choice on hillsides where mowing is difficult).