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Where to Find Garden and Landscape Inspiration, According to Leading Exterior Architects
With so many plant species to choose from, building your garden can be a rather intimidating task. To help, three designers share their top inspiration sources.
Seven Perennial Flowers That Add Color to Your Summer Garden
As a horticulturist and lifelong gardener, Kelly Norris shares his favorite perennial flowers to bring a burst of color to your summer garden.
How to Make—and Fill—a Raised Garden Bed
Since the Middle Ages, when monks filled them with medicinal plants, raised beds have been a smart, simple way to sow and grow things practically anywhere. They're invaluable in vegetable gardens, but great for cultivating fragrant blooms or succulents, too. Read on, and rise up.
Six Things You Can Do to Make Your Backyard More Dog-Friendly
It helps to start by knowing which plants are toxic and are not toxic to pets.

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Add These Six Flowers to Your Outdoor Planters for Summer-Long Color
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Your Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Cultivating a Vegetable Garden
Growing your own food is incredibly satisfying, yields super fresh produce—and by working the soil organically, you help the environment.
Take a Tour of Fivefork Farms, a Family-Run Operation Producing Some of New England's Most Beautiful Blooms

A decade ago, Grace Lam and her parents and four siblings started growing flowers organically on their New England farm. And every spring since, their hard work comes to glorious fruition when the fields erupt into lush, vivid color. Learn how this tightly knit crew built a thriving business, and what makes their blooms so extraordinary.