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Not-So-Secret Gardens

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Not-So-Secret Gardens

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Planter boxes that hook onto deck or porch railings bring cheery blooms to eye level. Choose from two types: planters with brackets that sling over the rail and ones like these that clip onto the top. The 28-inch Rounded Cedar Deck Rail Planter (about $50; Hooks and Lattice) will help get you growing in no time.

13 Ideas for Creating Garden Retreats

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An abundance of pink climbing roses adorn this charming garden gate.

Love the contrasting shapes and two-tone palette of this garden's rounded boxwoods, lady's mantle and Russian sage.

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This beautiful, mostly blue border changes with the seasons and looks as good in fall as it does in spring. Click through to see the plan from Sunset.

Sunny border for three seasons

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Hot-pink leaves with ruffled, variegated borders edged with a thin line of light green make Solenostemon ‘Pink Chaos’ look like an explosion of neon paisley. Grows 6 to 18 inches tall. Can be perennial in Zones 10 to 11, but elsewhere is an annual. Available from Garden Crossings, Proven Winners, and Sunny Borders Nurseries.

Annual Flowers and Plants - Garden Design

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Miniature daisy-like flowers spill out of an antique milk pail across this lawn.

Pretty Gardens!

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How pretty is this H. Boundless Beauty daylily?

Get it together, Girl! | And a bonus Haiku... ~ a girl and her garden - a daylily blog

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This handsome, pergola-topped entry gate to the backyard sets the stage for what lies beyond.

Garden Gate Inspiration for My Side Yard

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5 Tips for Growing Gorgeous Hydrangeas: These classic flowering shrubs are prized by homeowners from North to South. Here's how to get them to bloom their best

5 Tips for Growing Gorgeous Hydrangeas

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A profusion of blooming flora invite visitors down this garden path.

They may look pretty, but if you don't want them taking over, these are plants you want to avoid.

The Top 20 Invasive Plants to Keep OUT of Your Garden

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A reclaimed-cypress shed stores garden tools for this container garden of organic herbs, including chamomile for tea and a mix of greens, tomatoes, and edible flowers.

Green Building Expert's 1931 Colonial Revival Redo

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A triangle of shrubs—a potted dwarf white pine, a weeping purple European beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa Purpurea') near the door, and a 'Frohburg' weeping Norway spruce—frames the view from the garage to the far side of the house.

Four-Season Garden Star

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Stone sets the tone for these front gardens. Pavers laid in a fan pattern in front of the house and garage do triple duty: as parking pad, pathway, and entertainment space. Boulders, their impact softened by perennials and shrubs, pay homage to the area's natural landscape.

Four-Season Garden Star

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Red and white impatiens frame the walkway leading up to an arbor garden gate in the same colors. Lovely.

CARMEL’S COTTAGE GARDENS- Stitching the garden together with small flowers and ground covers.

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Fill vertical space in your landscape—without paying for pricey trees—with hanging planters. Most plants that can live on the floor of a garden can be hung from a branch or a post.

How the Pros Cut Costs on Projects

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Bring a taste of the outdoors to your indoor only cats with a DIY Cat Garden. Super easy and your cats will love it! | Via #BlogPawsDIY

How to turn your clay pots into a vertical garden. DIY by The Horticult / Ryan Benoit Design

Turn Your Clay Pots Into a Vertical Garden: Our 'Dark Rye'/Whole Foods Collabo! | The Horticult

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This gardener keeps potted roses along the driveway until she finds the perfect spot to plant them.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

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Well-mannered Hosta thrives under shade trees in zones 3-8 and features showy foliage in blue-green to chartreuse, punctuated with spikes of cream to purple flowers. Grows even under black walnut trees. Size varies by variety. | Photo: Lee Avison/GAP Photos

Potted roses soften the hard edge where the brick house meets the driveway.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

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Unthirsty easy-care plants, including Mexican feather grass, blue hibiscus, New Zealand flax, and orange pincushion create drama while star jasmine frames the gate of this Spanish colonial rivival home.

24 inspiring lawn-free yards

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A repeat-blooming 'Malvern Hills' rambling rose climbs this brick facade, helping to tie the house to the landscape.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

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French doors invite views of the garden inside, while the painted trim outside echoes the purple- and blue-flowering perennials that wind through the garden.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

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This garden entryway is so inviting. An 'Autumn Sunset' shrub rose scrambles up the entry arbor near, while leafy, self-sowing hollyhocks grow at its base.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

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