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This couple turned eroded land on their acreage into a water paradise
After Michael and Vikki Tomlinson built their home in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, Virginia, Vikki looked at the rugged ground surrounding the house and wondered how she could...
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After moving to the country, landscape designer Pauline was challenged by the property. There were no gardens, and basically the only good plants were a few large trees. "I was taught to read...
Starting from scratch Pauline Boyle and her husband, Tom, a 30-year veteran of the Chicago police department, lived for years in a suburb where they fell asleep every night to the sound of jets...
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The great thing about water gardens is they are obtainable. With the right planning, you can create an escape that will add a whole new dimension to your backyard. Here's how to do it.
Choose the right spot Claude Monet's paintings of his water garden at Giverny show a Japanese bridge gently arching over a pond full of water lilies, all surrounded by lush trees. Doesn't...
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If you're looking for a showy landscape flower that needs very little care, try the coneflower. Coneflowers, also called Echinacea, will grow nearly anywhere. Radio interview source: Dan Heims,...
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Spring flowering bulbs multiply each year, which means they eventually have less room to grow. If you didn't have as many blooms this season, and the foliage is in a big clump, it's time to...
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"Country view" asks you to address subjects on which you are the experts. This month you share your great gardens.
Digging in the dirt, My art, and Nostalgia Digging in the dirt Few things in life leave you with a grander feeling than digging in the dirt, planting seeds or little stems, and watching the...
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This 6-acre test plot can help you master low-maintenance gardening
Minnesota Master Gardeners have a secret to share: Include at least one bench in your garden and plant yourself in it often. "People work so hard in their yards, even when they are low...
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An acreage with a breathtaking view becomes Frances Jones' garden haven.
The view Frances Jones has spent years working on her gardens, but she can't compete with the natural beauty that made her fall in love with her Tennessee acreage in the first place. The view...
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After finding the perfect home, William Simpson transforms his acreage into a welcoming destination.
An immediate connection to home When it comes to purchasing a home, sometimes you just know when you've found the perfect place. That's how it happened for William Simpson eight years ago...
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With patience and determination, a Tennessee couple work from the ground up to turn their acreage into a gardener's paradise.
Paradise at home There's nothing like living in the country to bring out the do-it-yourself attitude in homeowners. That's what Jim and Ilona Wooten discovered when they moved to their 6-...

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