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A Walk in the Garden

Text by Dan Jaffe Photos by Penny Lewis Before the hot weather took hold in New England, ELA took a late spring walk through Garden the Woods in Framingham, MA to see what was blooming. A return visit a month later offered additional photo ops. In addition to lovely individual plants, we also found some […]

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Breaking up a Boxy Backyard

Excerpted from The Less is More Garden® Copyright 2018 by Susan Morrison. Published by Timber Press, Portland, OR. Used by the permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. by Susan Morrison Most small to average-sized gardens are rectangular. The most common backyards I see, both in recent suburban developments and older neighborhoods dominated by ranch […]

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Drought-Tolerant? Think Native!

by Carol E. Becker In the upper Midwest, we don’t often think of strictly drought-tolerant gardens, because we have adequate seasonal rain. But that rain comes in the spring and fall, and we typically have hot, dry weather in July and August. Our best strategy for creating gardens that can withstand midsummer drought is to […]

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The Perennial Borders

by Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne Taken from A Tapestry Garden© Copyright 2018 by Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne. Published by Timber Press, Portland, OR. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. The perennial borders are not directly visible from the windows of the house, but come as a surprise when taking the path from the […]

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