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Water Fountains: Large and Small – Classic and Quaint

// Burbling streams and backyard ponds are lovely water features. But they always carry a risk of someone stepping or falling in accidentally (or on purpose). Fountains are a slightly safer alternative unless you’re small enough to be picked up

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On the Fence – Dressing Up Your Boundaries

Your fence says just as much about your yard as the flowers you choose for decoration. Fences are actually critical for setting the tone around which the rest of your landscaping is developed.

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Growing Carnivorous Plants

Got an insect problem? Start a collection of carnivorous plants and get ready to watch the action. Invite your friends and neighbors—these “carnival” plants will put on a show. Seriously, and joking aside, these are very interesting plants, indeed.

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Give Your Flowers Some Companions, Part 2

There are just too many flowers that help other plants – companion plants, we call them. Either that, or these columns are too short. In any case, I find myself compelled to write about some more helpful flowers that are wonderful companions to their friends.

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Give Your Flowers Some Companions, Part 1

There are some people I just love to work with. No matter what we’re doing, I always do better work when I’m with them. I’m sure you know how that works. And then there are some people who make all my ideas shrivel up and die. Plants are the same way.

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The Lure of Lovely Lavender

Those fortunate enough to have walked in a field of lavender and inhaled the heady aroma emanating from the purple waves of the flowering plants will most likely never forget the experience. It could be the beginning of a passionate love affair with this wonderful herb.

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Small Yards Need Pools Too!

Water lovers around the world agree: even in the smallest yard, there’s always room for a pool. Sure, it might seem like Chris Farley’s fat guy in a little coat, but you can make it fit! Actually, your pool can look just fine if you pay attention to detail.

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Cut & Grow: Enjoy the Benefits of a Cutting Garden

Many gardeners grow flowers for the pleasure of having fresh bouquets to decorate their homes or to give away to friends. But they also enjoy the beauty that the flowers provide in their yards; here is the dilemma–to cut or not to cut. The solution may be to plant a separate flower garden just for cutting.

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