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Not-So-Secret Gardens

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Not-So-Secret Gardens

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Gardening inspiration is all the rage on Pinterest right now. Guess you're ready for spring. Think warm thoughts with the best gardens of all time via This Old House and TheSnug.com.

chase winter blues! plan your spring garden

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Drying herbs doesn't require special equipment. Check out our simple instructions. | Photo: Mark Lohman

The Ultimate Bonus Room Just Might be a Shed

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Before you throw out that old chair...

24 Creative Garden Container Ideas (with pictures)

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A succulent mosaic--for those who consider their backyards a canvas.

You don't need a green thumb for this garden stunner. It's a concrete casting, and Maggie from The Mag Rag shares the how-to instructions for this and many other flora-scapes here.

The Mag Rag: Concrete Leaf Castings

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A stone cairn balances beside Sedum ‘Matrona’ and teucrium, which muscle out any weeds in the cracks between the stones of the pathway of this stunning late-season garden. | Photo: Jim Westphalen

Late-Season Garden Sensation

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This Pomona, Ca reader wanted her side yard to look better, use less water, and be more dog-friendly. A new surface of decomposed granite set in undulating curves and accented with plantings did the trick!

Best Yard Before and Afters 2014

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Shrubs give this garden its lush, carefree beauty. Here, a flowering ‘Limelight’ hydrangea mingles with the cream-rimmed foliage of an Ivory Halo dogwood. | Photo: John Gruen

A Private and Inviting Front Yard

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Mr. McGregor's miniature vegetable garden! via sntrapgarden.wordpress.com/

pallet gardens | Suntrap Garden

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Ever dream of living on your own mini, self-sustaining farm, complete with farm-fresh eggs and a bountiful harvest from raised planter beds? This couple did, and DIYed it into reality.

Best Yard Before and Afters 2014

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Whimsical garden pathway in historic Bay Ridge Brooklyn home. | Photo: Randy Harris for the New York Times

Log In - The New York Times

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BEST YARD WINNERS: See how this couple turned their typical, flat suburban backyard into an enchanting destination with a 16-by-22-foot pond filled with koi and an abundance of colorful, textured flora.

Best Yard Before and Afters 2014

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Hydrangeas and dogwoods backed by doublefile viburnum make a showy border year-round. | Photo: John Gruen

A Private and Inviting Front Yard

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A simple trellis becomes the frame for a vertical garden that adds interest to this backyard fence. Via dumpaday.com

Fun DIY Craft Ideas - 43 Pics

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This garden may look like it's deeply rooted in the past, with plenty of worn-around-the-edges patina, but that's an impression created through plenty of thoughtful, smart decisions. | Photo: Jennifer Cheung

Timeless Treasure Garden

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Salvaged materials, lavish plantings, vintage collectibles—and some sleight of hand—create a new garden with old-world character | Photo: Jennifer Cheung

Timeless Treasure Garden

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So dreamy, you might be tempted to think this U.K. winner of "Overall Gardener of the Year" of the Garden News National Garden Competition 2010 AND the Daily Mail National Garden Competition is a Hollywood Photoshop creation!

To create a terraced vegetable garden, this couple used bags of concrete mix to shore up the rows. One section at a time, they positioned the unopened bags along the downward slope, then soaked them with a hose each day for a week. Once the concrete inside the bags was stiff, they added additional rows until they had enough supports for flat planting beds. When complete, they ripped off the paper to reveal tidy rows of pillow-shaped concrete blocks. Photo: Mark Lohman

Garden Beauty on a Budget

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Railing planters filled with bright blooms and tall ferns or grasses offer splashes of color while also increasing privacy. When hung inside the railing, they let you, rather than the neighbors, enjoy their decorative boost. | Keller + Keller

Outdoor Rooms as the Perfect Staycation Destinations

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Potted roses soften the hard edge where this brick house meets the driveway. | thisoldhouse.com

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

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A short picket fence tames the azalea just a bit while also framing the blossoms during the week or so the shrub is in bloom. | thisoldhouse.com

Easy-Growing Flowers for Fences

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Looking for perennials that will spread or reseed themselves right through your picket fence? Black-eyed Susans, are ideal, as are asters, bearded irises, bee balms, daylilies, four o’clocks, goldenrods, mums, phlox, purple coneflowers, Queen Anne’s lace, and spider flowers. | thisoldhouse.com

Easy-Growing Flowers for Fences

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  • Sara Wright
    Sara Wright

    No! No! No to Queen Anne's Lace! Way too invasive.

A seating area within this potager garden gives the owners a choice way to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labors. | Designed by Brooke and Steve Giannetti /thisoldhouse.com

giannetti home: our clients' beautiful garden... - Velvet & Linen

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White picket fences seem tailor-made for climbing roses, like ‘The Fairy’, but don’t overlook other worthy candidates such as ‘Amethyst Falls’ American wisterias, bougainvilleas, Carolina jessamines, clematis, Confederate jasmines, crossvines, cypress vines, hyacinth beans, mandevillas, morning glories, passion vines, and trumpet honeysuckles. | thisoldhouse.com

Easy-Growing Flowers for Fences

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Variegated 'Firefly' hydrangea and its silvery-leaved cousin, 'Moonlight' are great choices for climbing a garden arch. | Photo: GAP Photos | thisoldhouse.com

All About Hydrangeas

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  • Jacqueline Martinez
    Jacqueline Martinez

    Lovely Deco Garden Hydrangeas **+