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Plants without Plastic Pots

Worried about all those plastic water bottles? Think about your gardening life too and ask, why do new plants have to come in plastic pots? They don’t.  Some plants don’t even like plastic pots — so you can’t even buy them in nurseries. I love potless-plants because they’re easy, cheap, they have stories and because… Read More

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Like It Rough? Rustic Touches for Modern Gardens

One of the most overlooked design elements in modern gardens is the rustic touch. Sleek lined furniture, fine crew-cut turf, solid hedges….if everything is planned and primped, then it’s all boring. Dunaway Gardens has the coolest water feature — gentle streams channeled down a hillside. Sometimes, in formal octagon shaped gardens. Sometimes coursing through carved… Read More

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