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Sustainable Gardening: 5 Green Gardening Tips

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A woodland clearing can leave space for a more formal planted garden and path, such as this one with phlox and tulips.
Photos by Jerry Pavia
In a woodland garden, consider the trees the top “layer” of your garden design.
Photos By Jerry Pavia
A woodland clearing can leave space for a more formal planted garden and path, such as this one with phlox and tulips.
Wildflowers, such as echinacea, yarrow, hyssop and false sunflower, make beautiful and easy-to-care-for additions to a prairie garden.
Photos By Jerry Pavia
A woodland garden lends itself to hidden, mossy paths and shade-tolerant groundcovers with dainty flowers, such as this phlox.
Photos By Jerry Pavia
This Arizona home’s yard doesn’t fight nature: it incorporates it with beautiful succulents and drought-tolerant groundcovers.
Photos By Jerry Pavia
Landscape with a variety of desert native plants, such as prickly pear, verbena and ocotillo.
Photos By Jerry Pavia
Combine tall prairie grasses with bright blooms, such as milkweeds, echinaceas and pearly everlastings.
Photos By Jerry Pavia
A woodland clearing can leave space for a more formal planted garden and path, such as this one with phlox and tulips.
David Cavagnaro
A woodland clearing can leave space for a more formal planted garden and path, such as this one with phlox and tulips.
Krista Dahlinger, courtesy Kansas Native Plant Society
A woodland clearing can leave space for a more formal planted garden and path, such as this one with phlox and tulips.
Steven Foster
Beautiful trilliums and rhododendrons grow well in moist soil with partial shade.
The Tucson Botanical Garden shows off its desert-happy flax, blanket-flower and evening primrose.





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