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12 Reasons to Get Really Excited for Spring

Carter's gardening look is grounded in offbeat, painted overalls. Mary Randolph Carter is an author, photographer, designer, and longtime creative director for Ralph Lauren, as well as the author of Never Stop To Think...Do I Have a Place for This? - CountryLiving.com

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Cupcakes Blush' - countryliving.co.uk

Cool Backyard Pond Ideas - Aquascape Million Dollar Pond - Country Living

Dwarf impatiens flank a pathway planted with Soleirolia soleirolii.

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6 Ways to Attract Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden

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The Victorians labeled rhododendron flowers "beware," — which is actually appropriate, since they're quite poisonous. -

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Nursery owner Flora Grubb shares the 10 most common mistakes made while shopping at the nursery and how to avoid them.

Beautyberry -BEAUTYBERRY These fast-growing shrubs look beautiful in every season, with lilac-like flowers in spring and bright purple berries that last into winter.

easily divide to create multiple plants. Just wait until they're fully established in your garden (at least two years) before digging up and dividing them, in late spring or early fall. Pictured:Extra-Large Flowers: H. x hybridus 'Cherry Blossom' Hellebore blooms tend to top out at two to three inches wide. These fuchsia-veined blossoms, however, stretch to well over three inches in diameter. - CountryLiving.com

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The lush garden of this Napa Valley country cottage features lavender, rosemary, irises, and fruit trees.

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How to Convert a Colander Into a Planter countryliving

These funky mushrooms (just a fallen branch and a dollar store bowl) impart a vibe that's part storybook, part Super Mario. Get the tutorial at My Paper Inclination » - CountryLiving.com

Twenty varieties of hosta create a lush patchwork in front of this New Hampshire barn. - CountryLiving.com

The secrets of cultivating the ultimate country garden.

With a structure to grow on, plants in this New York garden can create living walls that offer privacy and seclusion. Here, a cedar arbor boasts a dense covering of roses that forms a natural "roof," while a boxwood shrub anchors the base of each column. The result is an intimate seating area that can be used for relaxing or dining. - CountryLiving.com

This small water feature is suitable for a Zone 6 to 9 residential garden in the city or suburbs, where it could be placed on a deck, terrace, or patio. Get this garden plan » - CountryLiving.com

Fast Growing Vines - Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) Zones 8-10 - CountryLiving.com

Stacked Crates

Is your chair missing its seat? Turn it into a rustic flower planter for your front porch.

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9 New Ways to Repurpose Your Old Gardening Tools - CountryLiving.com

These funky mushrooms (just a fallen branch and a dollar store bowl) impart a vibe that's part storybook, part Super Mario. Get the tutorial at My Paper Inclination » - CountryLiving.com

Pretty Path: 'Tardiva' and 'Annabelle' hydrangeas, 'Diana' Rose of Sharon hibiscus, and Hosta plantaginea line the walkway behind this Martha's Vineyard home - 27 Front Yard and Backyard Landscaping Ideas - Landscaping Designs - Country Living

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How to Make Your Roses Reach for the Stars: To jump-start climbers, you need three essentials: well-drained soil, full sun, and something - a post, fence, trellis, or arbor - for them to clamber over. Plant in spring or autumn, spacing roses approximately six feet apart. During the first season, expect lots of canes (branches) but few flowers. Using twine, tie the canes horizontally to your structure to promote the most vigorous growth.

Once a year we have this joy, the joy that roses bring…persuading us, imploring us, to enjoy the moment! Anyone who grows roses, has grown roses, or reads or dreams about growing roses knows one thing: Roses are not without their challenges. However, the benefits, the beauty, and the joy far exceed any and all heartache. - CountryLiving.com

How to create a charming country-cottage-style garden - countryliving.co.uk

10 Heat-Tolerant Plants That Will Survive (And Thrive) This Brutal Summer

Create an informal yet inviting landscape through overflowing flowerbeds of varying colors and textures.

What's better than using recycled materials and plants from friends to build your next garden? (Photo via the MicroGardener)

11 Pretty Plant Combinations - CountryLiving.com

Free Garden Plans: Create a beautiful garden in any yard with our landscaping ideas, garden plans, and plant recommendations ... countryliving

This vertical garden—built by affixing hex wire netting to a cedar frame—accommodates up to 35 small terra-cotta pots.

Vertical Garden - CountryLiving.com

Eddie Woods and Willy Brown Kentucky Farm - Sprawling Kentucky Home and Gardens - Country Living

Peonies can grow to be 10 inches depending on the variety. - CountryLiving.com

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Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea)countryliving

Hostas come in several shades of blue. Each hosta variety can have different amounts and types of the blue tinted wax coating which can change the appearance of the leaves. Some hostas develop that layer later in the season. #flower #flowergarden #Porches #Landscapes #CountryLiving #CurbAppeal #roses #Perennials #Shade #Ideas #Planters

Rock Fountain - CountryLiving.com

Planting an Italian-themed garden filled with tomatoes, zucchini, basil, and oregano means you have all the ingredients for veggie lasagna at the ready.

(Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop') Known for its ground-hugging evergreen foliage, this deer-resistant beauty also sends up violet spikes. Zones 4-9; full shade; blooms early-mid spring - CountryLiving.com

Ultimate Kitchen Garden - CountryLiving.com

While these cute greenhouses don't come with a tutorial, we're getting so much inspiration just by looking at them. Unlike the other repurposed window greenhouses we've seen, they use flower beds as bases. Learn more at Norrfrid. - CountryLiving.com

(Tiarella 'Spring Symphony') Sweet-smelling, 10-inch-high pink cones top leaves with burgundy stripes that intensify come autumn. Zones 4-9; full shade; blooms late spring/early summer - CountryLiving.com

10 plants for shade- CountryLiving.com

This backyard walkway connect the landscape's many nooks and crannies.

Front Gate - Garden Arbor white painted

Try growing your own produce this year — your body and bank account will thank you.

Genus: Campanula persicifolia Zones: 3-7 Bloom time: June; then six weeks later. To prune: Snip spent flowers promptly, without removing developing buds. Good to know: In hot regions, this one fares best in partial shade. - CountryLiving.com

One of the easiest, showiest, most useful perennials, this hydrangea boasts bold foliage that turns maroon in the fall, as the huge flower clusters fade to pink.

9 Ways You've Never Thought To Use Your Bookshelf - CountryLiving.com

Columbine - partial shade, bloom in June

Evergreen Screen; Is the lot next door an eyesore? Instead of complaining, why not plant a screen of evergreens to hide the clutter, enhance your property and provide privacy year-round? This plan is intended for sunny gardens in Zones 5 to 8.

8 Indoor Plants You Can't Kill - CountryLiving.com

There's a certain "secret garden" effect to stamped spoons and forks (though we love this idea for serving cheese, too). Get the tutorial at Mossy Mossy » - CountryLiving.com

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Stacked Planters

Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis)countryliving

An archway covered in porcelain berry vines separates beds of black-eyed Susan, bee balm, and cat mint from the 19th-century house.

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These polypropylene supports clamp onto the backs of pots — and practically disappear when screwed into a wall or fence. Designed to endure high winds, each hanger can bear up to 100 pounds.

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Make an old wheelbarrow the centerpiece of your yard by turning it into a water fountain. Get the tutorial at Mother Earth Living. - CountryLiving.com

This Is What a Million Dollar Backyard Pond Looks Like - CountryLiving.com

New Hampshire Serenity

Hellebore (Lenten Rose)countryliving

28 New Ways to Landscape Your Yard - CountryLiving.com

Garden Plans - Landscaping and Gardening Ideas - Country Living

Sun-Tolerant: Helleborus argutifoliuscountryliving

From its colorful front door to its arched roof, this barn-style greenhouse is one after our own hearts. In addition to being completely charming, this design gives the interior additional headroom. Get the tutorial at Ana White. - CountryLiving.com

17 Signs You Live in the Country - CountryLiving.com

An Herbal Tea Garden - Written by Ruth Rogers Clausen - Why not make a change from your usual cup of store-bought coffee or tea and try your own homegrown herbal brew? Most herbs are easy to grow and don't need to take up a lot of space. If you have room, you can place the containers in this design in a bed surrounded by low creeping herbs, or they can stand alone on a sunny deck or patio (with the creeping herbs planted between the paving stones). The central container shown here is about 2...

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To make a shallow yard seem larger, use horizontal layers of different heights to create the illusion of depth, such as low shrubs before a slightly higher fence, flower beds and an arbor beyond, and taller shrubs near the house. - PopularMechanics.com

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