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Why This Works – Garden Design

  One of the best ways to study good garden design is to explore your local parks and gardens. A few minutes from the offices of Horticulture magazine is the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. We spied this little …

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Garden Design in Black and White

There are many factors to consider when choosing plants for your garden. Once you’ve narrowed the list to plants that do well in your environment, it’s common to start choosing plants by the color of their flowers or foliage. However, some garden designers argue that it’s better to choose plants first by shape, then worry about color.

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Gardening Book Reviews: Icons of Garden Design

BY GORDON HAYWARD Icons of Garden Design edited by Caroline Holmes Prestel Publishers; 176 pages; $29.95 Any garden tourist or student of garden history will find this compendium of great gardens rich with information and detail. It provides a substantial …

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Garden Design for Plant Collectors

You’ve heard designers speak about structure and balance, the need for negative space, repetition, fitting in with a regional style–but you’re a plant collector, and for you these rules seem to stand in the way of your true goal: adding more plants.

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Texture should play a key role in garden design

Touching Beauty byCAROL KLEINphotography byJONATHAN BUCKLEY AT THE MAJOR BRITISH FLOWER SHOWS, many of the displays contain small signs that desperately request visitors not to handle the exhibits. “Please do not touch,” they implore, or occasionally, and less politely, “Hands …

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