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Fencing frames a landscape, giving it a finished look. I provide fence pictures as examples in a photo gallery that you're free to view.
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Wisteria. See more pictures of plants in my photo gallery: http://landscaping.about.com/od/galleryoflandscapephotos/ig/Plant-Pictures/
Look at this wisteria vine picture. Could anyone not want to grow this plant? The answer is yes, unfortunately.
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It all begins with the driveway entry. It's one of ten areas of the yard I treat in this article on the basics of giving your yard pizzazz: http://landscaping.about.com/od/galleryoflandscapephotos/ss/yard_pictures.htm
Home landscaping pictures give numerous ideas for creating your own beautiful yard. My photos illustrate components found in the best landscapes.
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Hosta: solution for shady areas, but so much more: http://landscaping.about.com/od/plantsforshadyareas/a/hosta_plants.htm
Hosta plants do bloom but are grown for their foliage. Leaf color, as shown in my pictures, is quite varied. Learn about some varieties and how to care for them.
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Need a hydrangea with some height for your DIY landscaping project? The PeeGee hydrangea is the type you want: http://landscaping.about.com/od/shrubsbushes/p/pg_hydrangeas.htm
PeeGee hydrangeas can be trained into a tree form, but some prefer to keep them as shrubs. I find many P G
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Isn't this how the Greek, Narcissus got into trouble, staring into a reflecting pool? Daffodils (http://landscaping.about.com/od/floweringbulbs/p/daffodils.htm) are 1 of 10 easy-to-grow plants I present here: http://landscaping.about.com/od/helpforbeginners/tp/10-Easy-to-Grow-Plants-for-Outdoors.htm
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Spring must be coming: the mice are going fishing! The melting snow is becoming malleable, and folks are getting creative with it. Not content to build the conventional snow figure (http://landscaping.about.com/od/winterlandscaping/tp/How-To-Build-A-Snowman.htm), some mad sculptor made a snowmouse.
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Adorable!
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Here are 15 ideas to help you achieve colorful flower borders this year, across a number of different months: http://landscaping.about.com/od/designexamples1/ss/flower-borders.htm
I call the planting bed in this picture the "perfect flower garden border," because, aside from its obvious beauty, it pulls out all the stops.
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What are your options in landscaping property borders? Let me help you count the ways: http://landscaping.about.com/od/gainingprivacy/tp/landscaping-property-borders.htm
In landscaping your property line, are you hoping to minimize maintenance, maximize privacy or enhance the beauty of your yard? I help you with all 3 here.
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Berry, berry good! Cotoneaster covers ground but offers height, color, as well: http://landscaping.about.com/od/shrubsbushes/p/cotoneasters.htm
Rock cotoneaster plants are popular in rockeries. A low-growing shrub, rockspray can function as a ground cover when you need a bit more height than usual.
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Popular Types of Phlox Flowers: http://landscaping.about.com/od/flowersherbsgroundcover1/a/phlox.htm (image: 'Orange Perfection').
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'Jackman' is a better-known clematis (http://landscaping.about.com/od/vineplants1/ss/Jackmans-Clematis-Overuse-This-Vine-Until-You-Use-It-Up.htm), but 'Multi Blue' is nothing to sneeze at, either.
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I write about all aspects of plants and landscaping.
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"Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life." That describes my life right now, as a garden writer. I took a long and winding route to get here, but I finally made it. Tip for those trying to navigate this route in their own lives: keep the "Do what you love" part in the back of your mind all along the way, but don't think that it will come in the blink of an eye. That part is the end, not the means. Along the way, you will, in fact, have to do some things that you do not love.
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Happy people don't need to brag. Beware those who toot their own horn too much: it's their way of hiding an inadequacy.
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