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Vegetables and herbs have a place in the flower garden. Brian Minter uses herbs to edge his beds and borders, and he’s especially partial to variegated mint because it arrives early and stays late. “In the garden, integration is the key,” he says. The mint’s aroma wafts on the breeze when visitors brush against it, and the chefs in the garden’s restaurants snip sprigs to flavor the day’s fare.
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Integrate Your Plants Vegetables and herbs have a place in the flower garden. Brian Minter uses herbs to edge his beds and borders, and he’s especially partial to variegated mint because it arrives early and stays late. “In the garden, integration is the key,” he says. The mint’s aroma wafts on the breeze when visitors brush against it, and the chefs in the garden’s restaurants snip sprigs to flavor the day’s fare.
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Easy Garden Ideas

Making DIY garden projects for an inviting outdoor space is fun.  I love to sit outside in the evening, especially when the weather is good.  This time of the year is ideal for outdoor activities.  So, today I am sharing easy to construct garden projects that anyone can make.
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Don’t Forget Containers In early spring, long before the garden bursts into color, Brian pots up containers that bridge the seasons with bright foliage and subtle textures. He starts with a weeping hemlock, then adds a euphorbia or two. Next comes a sampling of Heuchera ‘Marmalade’ followed by a streak of Sedum ‘Angelina’. “With foliage like this, who needs flowers?” he says. He does tuck in a few violas — but mostly for his chefs to toss into springtime salads. Get more ideas for early-season containers.

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4 Of 56 Garden PlayhouseThough a luxury not everyone can afford, if you have the space to build a “garden playhouse,” as blogger and photographer Marta Potoczek calls it, it certainly is a beautiful way to relax on summer night. See more at Lazy Sunday Cooking. Courtesy of Lazy Sunday Cooking
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The secret to cultivating intrigue in the garden? “Always have a curve,” Brian says. “You want to keep them guessing — What’s up ahead? What will I discover? You don’t need a lot of space to achieve that.” Stroll to the other end of this vine-festooned arbor and you’ll come upon a 110-foot-long, 15-foot-high wall of water that pours over Roman pillars to create a misty veil for viewing the garden beyond.
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Brian creates the illusion of a large expanse by tapering the space so it’s narrower at the far end of this formal garden. “The garden is 8 feet narrower at the far end than it is in the foreground, where it measures 20 feet across from boxwood to boxwood,” Brian says. The result: a space that appears one-and-a-half times its actual length.
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Incorporate Curves The secret to cultivating intrigue in the garden? “Always have a curve,” Brian says. “You want to keep them guessing — What’s up ahead? What will I discover? You don’t need a lot of space to achieve that.” Stroll to the other end of this vine-festooned arbor and you’ll come upon a 110-foot-long, 15-foot-high wall of water that pours over Roman pillars to create a misty veil for viewing the garden beyond.
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Use the Power of Perspective Brian creates the illusion of a large expanse by tapering the space so it’s narrower at the far end of this formal garden. “The garden is 8 feet narrower at the far end than it is in the foreground, where it measures 20 feet across from boxwood to boxwood,” Brian says. The result: a space that appears one-and-a-half times its actual length.
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Go with Rich, Dark Colors Your garden will profit from the addition of plants with dark purple foliage that appears blackish. “Black foliage creates magical combinations in the garden,” he says. “Just look at these dark-leaved begonias and ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ dahlias.”
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5 Of 56 Colorful CornerNeed an easy way to add color to an overlooked corner your backyard? Old milks cans, chicken feeders, and galvanized mop buckets are just itching for new life as planters. Tour the rest of this creative garden. Organized Clutter
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Need an easy way to add color to an overlooked corner your backyard? Old milks cans, chicken feeders, and galvanized mop buckets are just itching for new life as planters. Tour the rest of this creative garden.
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Low-fuss materials like composite decking and bamboo fencing require little to no maintenance from Reyes. Jennifer Cheung Pinterest PagesPrevious 1 of 8 Next View All Take a tour of a great no-chores backyard Pro surfer Timmy Reyes, 27, spends his “work” days up in a plane or on the water, not at home in Costa Mesa, California. He needs a yard that can fend for itself for weeks at a stretch. Design to the rescue: Easy-care plants and materials create a garden that can fend for itself for weeks at a stretch. Click ahead to see how durable furnishings, bulletproof plants, no-fuss flooring, and clever details make it work.
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PagesPrevious 1 of 8 Next View All Take a tour of a great no-chores backyard Pro surfer Timmy Reyes, 27, spends his “work” days up in a plane or on the water, not at home in Costa Mesa, California. He needs a yard that can fend for itself for weeks at a stretch. Design to the rescue: Easy-care plants and materials create a garden that can fend for itself for weeks at a stretch. Click ahead to see how durable furnishings, bulletproof plants, no-fuss flooring, and clever details make it work.
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Take a tour of a great no-chores backyard Pro surfer Timmy Reyes, 27, spends his “work” days up in a plane or on the water, not at home in Costa Mesa, California. He needs a yard that can fend for itself for weeks at a stretch. Design to the rescue: Easy-care plants and materials create a garden that can fend for itself for weeks at a stretch. Click ahead to see how durable furnishings, bulletproof plants, no-fuss flooring, and clever details make it work.
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Pro surfer Timmy Reyes, 27, spends his “work” days up in a plane or on the water, not at home in Costa Mesa, California. He needs a yard that can fend for itself for weeks at a stretch. Design to the rescue: Easy-care plants and materials create a garden that can fend for itself for weeks at a stretch. Click ahead to see how durable furnishings, bulletproof plants, no-fuss flooring, and clever details make it work.
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8 Of 56 Design Easy SeatingIf you love to throw summer parties and are always in search of extra seating, here’s your solution: Spray-painted milk crates topped with scrap wood combine color and convenience, plus they’re easy to store when not in use.Get the tutorial at Working Class Magazine. Courtesy of Working Class Magazine

Buy a mature plant from an Asian market or grocery store. When you get it home, trim the tops of the plant and remove any dead parts. Plant it in a clear jar of water and place on a sunny windowsill. Within a few weeks, it will develop roots and can be transplanted to your garden.
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It’s considered the secret to a lovely, lush garden. For potted plants, dissolve 2 tablespoons of epsom salts per gallon of water, and substitute this solution for normal watering at least once a month. Or sprinkle it into the soil before planting seeds.
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16. Plant lemongrass as a natural way to keep mosquitoes away. View this image › sun-gazing.com Buy a mature plant from an Asian market or grocery store. When you get it home, trim the tops of the plant and remove any dead parts. Plant it in a clear jar of water and place on a sunny windowsill. Within a few weeks, it will develop roots and can be transplanted to your garden. ID: 1098473
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16. Plant lemongrass as a natural way to keep mosquitoes away. View this image › sun-gazing.com Buy a mature plant from an Asian market or grocery store. When you get it home, trim the tops of the plant and remove any dead parts. Plant it in a clear jar of water and place on a sunny windowsill. Within a few weeks, it will develop roots and can be transplanted to your garden.
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28. Epsom salts make the best and easiest fertilizer. View this image › sustainablefarmer.com It’s considered the secret to a lovely, lush garden. For potted plants, dissolve 2 tablespoons of epsom salts per gallon of water, and substitute this solution for normal watering at least once a month. Or sprinkle it into the soil before planting seeds. ID: 1106185
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28. Epsom salts make the best and easiest fertilizer. View this image › sustainablefarmer.com It’s considered the secret to a lovely, lush garden. For potted plants, dissolve 2 tablespoons of epsom salts per gallon of water, and substitute this solution for normal watering at least once a month. Or sprinkle it into the soil before planting seeds.
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Though a luxury not everyone can afford, if you have the space to build a “garden playhouse,” as blogger and photographer Marta Potoczek calls it, it certainly is a beautiful way to relax on summer night. See more at Lazy Sunday Cooking.

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