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In this issue our primary focus is on perennial gardens – beautiful perennial gardens.

But, of course, no one sets out to create an unbeautiful garden. For thousands of years gardens have been about beauty.

Yes, they were also about utility.


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There Is No “I” in Ideas

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Poinsettia and Its Kin

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Reflections in the Bleak Mid-Something

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Follow the Bouncing Gall

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