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Table of Contents: The New Suburban Garden

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Table of Contents: The New Suburban Garden

January 11, 2016

Suburbs were a 19th century dream, for families to escape dirty city air and have their own swath of green space. The plan worked. Two centuries later we’re once again finding new ideas in suburban gardens. Join us for a week’s worth of inspiration:

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Above: A small garden in Melbourne suburb Toorak was a blank canvas the first time designers Cameron and Stephanie Paterson of Grounded Gardens saw the site. See the transformation at Designer Visit: A Courtyard to Covet in a Melbourne Suburb.

Tuesday

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Above: Treehouse tête-à-tête. This week we hop onto a commuter train to discover Garden Ideas to Steal from suburban gardens.

Available seasonally at Old House Gardens (currently sold out), Iris &#8\2\16;Florentina&#8\2\17; &#8\2\20;is a pale, luminous pewter – unique and ravishing.&#8\2\2\1; This year it was \$\1\1 a bulb or three for \$30.
Above: Available seasonally at Old House Gardens (currently sold out), Iris ‘Florentina’ “is a pale, luminous pewter – unique and ravishing.” This year it was $11 a bulb or three for $30.

Above: Our favorite new color for spring gardens? Gray. We round up a few favorite silvery gray bloomers to plant now in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.

Wednesday

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Above: Bonus rooms: see our favorite garage space conversions in this week’s Roundup post. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.

Friday

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Above: We pay a call on Michelle’s next-door neighbor’s garden in this week’s Garden Visit. Photograph by Tom Kubik for Gardenista.

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