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These Were Our Most Popular Instagram Posts of 2018

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These Were Our Most Popular Instagram Posts of 2018

December 11, 2018

Paths, pavers, and purple plants exploded on the Gardenista Instagram feed this year; here’s a look back at our most popular posts.

Not a follower yet? We’d strongly encourage you to check out the @gardenista_sourcebook Instagram account, and drop us a line in the comments below with what you’d like to see more of in 2019.

1. Purple Palette

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Above: Silvery Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’, perennial grass Stipa tenuissima, and purple spikes of Russian sage work together for an unexpectedly moody and dramatic palette. See more in Rehab Diaries: The Resurrection of a Medieval Nobleman’s Garden. Photograph by Dario Fusaro via Cristiana Ruspa.

2. Ivy Inspiration

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Above: We wouldn’t mind living in this magical green jewel box landscape architect Scott Lewis created for clients in San Francisco. See more in Landscape Architect Visit: Scott Lewis Turns A Small SF Backyard Into an Urban Oasis. Photograph courtesy of Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture.

3. Lush Live Oak

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Above: The live oak makes a showstopping centerpiece in this Austin, Texas, garden, while paths of decomposed granite create visual connection between the stone pavers and planting beds. See more in Low-Cost Luxury: 9 Ways to Use Decomposed Granite in a Landscape. Photograph by Matthew Williams.

4. Über Zen

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Above: A yoga studio seamlessly blends with its surroundings, courtesy of creeping fig on the facade. See more in Gardening 101: Creeping Fig. Photograph by Matthew Williams.

5. Enchanted Path

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Above: Ferns, euphorbia, and Lady’s Mantle soften the gravel path at Old-Lands, a historic Welsh estate with an inviting and modern garden. See more in Old-Lands: A Modern Welsh Garden, from a Bygone Age. Photograph by Britt Willoughby Dyer.

6. Olive Tree Ideas

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Above: A single olive tree in a Texas courtyard needs no further embellishment to carry the landscape. See more in Genius Garden Ideas: 10 Landscapes with Olive Trees. Photograph by Matthew Williams.

7. Modern Water Feature

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Above: A slim reflecting pool surrounded by salvia is one of two water features in this modern courtyard garden. See more in Before & After: A Modern Courtyard Garden for a Historic Home. Photograph courtesy of Artisan Landscapes.

8. Follow the Boxwood Path

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Above: Garden designer Deborah Nevins flanked a path of pea gravel and inset stepping stones with globe boxwoods. See more in Hardscaping 101: Design Guide for Paths and Pavers. Photograph by Deborah Nevins.

9. The Glass Greenhouse

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Above: With a greenhouse to rival Queen Victoria’s Crystal Palace, the organic farm at Killiehuntly Estate in Scotland supplies food and flowers to guests who reserve rooms in the circa-1800 farmhouse. See more in Killiehuntly Farmhouse: An Organic Garden in the Scottish Highlands. Photograph by Martin Kaufmann, courtesy of Killiehuntly.

10. Dramatic Raised Beds

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Above: Glossy black raised beds at staggering heights make for unexpected appeal in an edible garden. See more in Hardscaping 101: Gravel Gardens.

N.B.: Be sure to check out our sister site The Organized Home’s most popular Instagram posts of 2018 too.

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