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Jazz up your Winter Landscape

It’s time I faced reality and accepted the fact that wi….wint….winte…winter (I said it!) is around the corner. Winters can be very long in Maine. To help combat the winter blues, I like creating attention-grabbing winter vignettes, both in the front landscape, as well as in the sightlines of commonly used rooms, like my home…

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Garden Design is ‘pumpkined’ out!

The Autumn issue of Garden Design is another home run! There are so many incredible features. As I leaf through the 145 page, ad-free magazine, I cannot decide which enticing article to read first. The 38-page head-turner on ‘Great American Trees’ grabs my attention. In addition to featuring breathtaking native specimens for many different hardiness…

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Creating Magic in Small Spaces

I have been reading my way through Garden Design’s summer magazine. Given this issue has 149 AD-FREE pages and the publication’s dimensions (8.5” x 11”) are the largest of any garden magazine I know, I will be engrossed in this gorgeous magazine for months! Sadly, this is causing a dilemma with some of my other…

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Growining Banana plants in the Northeast

Ever since I married my husband, who was born and raised in Havana, Cuba, I’ve had a thing for tropicals. They have such bold, dramatic, eye-catching demeanors. They are the life of the party! Imagine my delight when I read the article ‘Banana-Rama’ in Garden Design’s summer issue. The 8-page feature provides easy-to-follow tips for…

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Nothing Equals Garden Design magazine

Garden Design magazine readers are real garden enthusiasts! They love the full-length stories (some run 10 to 20 pages to include lots of glorious photography) on plants, gardens, and design ideas to put to use in their own garden or containers —all presented without ads! Here is what a subscriber recently had to say about…

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A Bucket-List Must – Proven Winners Grand Garden Show

I think it is fair to say that you have NEVER experienced anything like Proven Winners Grand Garden Show hosted at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan (unless you have already attended a previous show). This unique garden program kicks off Sunday, August 27 with a lavish hot and cold hors d’oeuvres reception and…

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Garden Design magazine provides TWICE the content of other magazines

Garden Design magazine doesn’t just offer cutting-edge design ideas, plant recommendations and gorgeous pictures, it also offers twice as much content as other magazines with NO advertising! For example, the recent issue of Fine Gardening magazine has a total of 86 pages, of which 17 are full page ads and two half pages ads. Translation:…

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Garden Design’s Ecology of Style is Filled With Awe-Inspiring Ideas

Garden Design’s new emphasis on providing practical, enlightening ideas than are implementable in small or large gardens, from the East to West coast, is unlike any other garden magazine’s format. The Ecology of Style article in the summer 2016 issue is a fantastic example. Master designer and landscape architect, Edmund Hollander, shares his brilliant ideas…

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Finding the Sweet Spot in Your Landscape

Jan Johnsen has a gift for creating outdoor spaces that envelop onlookers with a sense of serenity. One cannot help but feel good and at peace with the world when viewing her works of art. Jan’s newest book, Heaven is a Garden (St. Lynn’s Press, 2014), offers breathtaking visual examples and specific ways to make…

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Contain Yourself, Please!

Container gardening continues to rapidly rise in popularity. Aging baby boomers as well as millennials are discovering the joy and ease of gardening in containers and raised beds. Everything from edibles to ornamentals to flowering shrubs and conifers are fair game. May is when many of us start diving into bags of rich, organic potting…

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