5 Inspirational Backyards

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March 13, 2013
Although snow still covers many a garden, spring is rapidly approaching and the plans for lush landscapes are being laid. Here, we pick five homes with great gardens for spring planning (or dreaming). More greens? Check out 10 more outdoor gardens here.
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  Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery’s house in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park hosts Silver Lake Farms, a “flower share,” on their seven-acre property. As a result, a quarter-acre is transformed into a flower farm, with stunning results. Photo by: Catherine Ledner.  Photo by: Catherine Ledner

    Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery’s house in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park hosts Silver Lake Farms, a “flower share,” on their seven-acre property. As a result, a quarter-acre is transformed into a flower farm, with stunning results. Photo by: Catherine Ledner.

    Photo by: Catherine Ledner

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  Laura Cooper, the landscape designer for a Californian mid-century home, planted lush plants such as philodendron, purple heart, and flowering canna near her renovated mid-century house in Los Angeles. Vegetable and herb beds receive the perfect amount of light beneath citrus trees. Photos by Lisa Romerein.   Photo by: Lisa RomereinCourtesy of: Copyright Lisa Romerein

    Laura Cooper, the landscape designer for a Californian mid-century home, planted lush plants such as philodendron, purple heart, and flowering canna near her renovated mid-century house in Los Angeles. Vegetable and herb beds receive the perfect amount of light beneath citrus trees. Photos by Lisa Romerein. 

    Photo by: Lisa Romerein

    Courtesy of: Copyright Lisa Romerein

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  Letting the natural grasses take over in a Norfolk, England, guest home contributes to the feeling of getting away from it all. Photo by: Christoffer Rudquist  Photo by: Christoffer Rudquist

    Letting the natural grasses take over in a Norfolk, England, guest home contributes to the feeling of getting away from it all. Photo by: Christoffer Rudquist

    Photo by: Christoffer Rudquist

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  One of Richard Meier’s first projects, the house features an exterior stepped walkway that extends over the treetops on the shore of Lake Michigan. Photo by: Dean Kaufman  Photo by: Dean KaufmanCourtesy of: © Dean Kaufman 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

    One of Richard Meier’s first projects, the house features an exterior stepped walkway that extends over the treetops on the shore of Lake Michigan. Photo by: Dean Kaufman

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

    Courtesy of: © Dean Kaufman 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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   Made from wooden pallets, the tree house was a requirement for the kids in this Hawaiian home. Photo by: Linny Morris   Photo by: Linny Morris

     

    Made from wooden pallets, the tree house was a requirement for the kids in this Hawaiian home. Photo by: Linny Morris
     

    Photo by: Linny Morris

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