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Book Review: The Nonstop Garden

The Nonstop Garden

The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season Designs by Stephanie Cohen & Jennifer Benner  248 pages Timber Press, 2010 List price: $19.95 Most of us want a garden that looks good all year round, but …

Book Review: Lawn Gone!

Lawn Gone

Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives For Your Yard by Pam Penick 184 pages Ten Speed Press, 2013 List price: $19.99 Austinite Pam Penick has a landscape design business and having read her blog, Digging, for many years, when she …

Mini Garden Makeovers


Sponsored by: small changes with a big impact Hydrangea Do you ever feel like your garden needs a complete makeover? Well, don’t let it overwhelm you. As with any large project, the best approach is to carve it up into …

Garden Ideas That Screen Out Sound

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We live on a busy street and experience a lot of noise from cars, pedestrians, etc. What are some landscaping ideas for reducing noise coming into our yard and windows?