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This would be a great idea to build over an old stump in the yard... so pretty!

Bee Balm - It grows over 6 feet tall, smells great, self seeds and attracts hummingbirds. This would be good privacy barrier along least during summer. // Great Gardens & ideas //

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Top Backyard Country Gardens

This forlorn front yard became an eye-catching cottage garden in the hands of a Minnesota couple. We love how the homeowners updated the curbside view by replacing lackluster foundation shrubs with an abundance of perennials, annuals, and bulbs. Pink phlox and purple veronica are accented by yellow and white snapdragons and purple petunias to create a vibrant, cheerful color scheme, and a white picket fence adds instant charm. Test Garden Tip: Recreate this look by planting old-fashioned…

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What Should I Plant Together?

Plant and flower combinations that work well together for creating pretty gardens.

Simple but pretty - purple fountain grass, chartreuse sweet potato vine and lavender lantana. Front door.

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Wagon wheel. I've seen these at Garden Ridge. Maybe I could doe something like this near the fence or driveway.

Editors' Pic of the Week: Staff Favorites : HGTV Gardens. I like the low maintance idea of this border against the fence. Would work in my back yard. Like the edging.

1. This would look awesome over the drainage ditch in our front yard. 2. I bet you could make a cheapo fence from 2x4s using the pattern on this fence. (4x4s for posts.)

Muhley Grass full sun areas that have average to dry soil making sure there is very good drainage. Does not tolerate winter wetness. A perfect grass for massing on hillsides or slopes

Creeping Phlox. my favorite plant. Just plant and it grows and grows and grows. Such a pretty garden carpet.

White Picket Fence Corner Lawn Edging W/ Solar Light. This would be easy to make with wooden pickets. Very pretty for corner of the front yard!

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Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Make your rock garden sparkle with a generous helping of soapwort. During Colonial times the sap of this pretty plant was once boiled to form a lathery soap that was used to launder clothes. Today, however, soapwort is prized for it’s fragrant pink flowers that will lure butterflies to your garden. Soapwort grows 1-2 feet tall and thrives in shallow-rocky soil so its perfect for rock and wall gardens. The flowers appear from July to September. Remove the flowers as they fade to encourage…