The Dirt Gardener

on table, from left to right:

Taylor Bowlderole: $175 from MacKenzie-Childs; 888-665-1999; www.mackenzie-childs.com. Daffodil, hyacinth and tulip bulbs: from Old House Gardens; 734-995-1486; www.oldhouse gardens.com. Tile-pattern bird-house: $225 from Architectural Editions; 910-295-2717; www. architecturaleditions.com. Tools: $24 each from Shop in the Garden at The New York Botanical Garden; 718-817-8073; www.nybgshopinthe garden.org. Heirloom seeds: $1.75 to $5 per packet from D. Landreth Seed Company; 800654-2407; www.landrethseeds.com. Heritage vegetable seeds: $2.50 per pack from Seed Savers Exchange; 563-382-5990; www. seedsavers.org. Pot Belly watering can: $39 from Smith & Hawken; 800-981-9888; www.smithand hawken.com. Wirework terrace planter: $360 from BlueGreen Trading; 212-988-1486; www.blue greentrading.com. Path lights (in planter): $55 each from H Groome; 631-204-0492. Small round wire trellis: $555 from Marston & Langinger; 212-965-0434; www.marston-and-langinger.com. Plants: Mistletoe fig (Ficus deltoidea): $45; staghorn fern (on trellis): $250; both fromAtlock Farm; 732-356-3373.

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Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons -

- ruth ann schabacker

Marston Langinger

THE EDGY GARDENER from left to right: Botanica by Howard Schatz: $60 from Bulfinch Press; www.bulfinch

press.com. Red-leaved banana: $50 to $60 from Monrovia; see www.monrovia.com. New Pot 70 planter: $240 from Design Within Reach; 800-944-2233 or in NewYork City, 212-219-2217; www.dwr.com. Tablo table and tray: $139 from Design House Stockholm; 214-824-0228; www.designhousestockholm.com. Black Links coffee service: $50 for set from notNeutral; 800-270-6511; www.notneutral.com. Filikudi Kosovsky Color chair: $1,600 from Dare Deco; 813-239-9140; www.b2b.daredeco.com. Watering can: $19.99 from BroCars; 800-966-1496; www.BroCars.com. Multifringe rain hat: $90 by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni; www.riedizioni.com or www.theloomcompany.com. Lumina South Beach Swirls tray: $130 from Liora Manne; 212-965-0302; www.lioramanne.com. Plynyl shag indoor/outdoor mat in fuchsia/orange stripe: $140 for 36- by 60-inch size, through Chilewich; 212-679-9204; www.chilewich.com or www.velocityartanddesign.com.

If all the year were playing holidays.. .nothing would pleaseth but rare accidents — William shakespeare

GARDEN design

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Schubert Nursery Topiaries

THE YOUNG GARDENER from left to right: Oasis Gardenshapes frog:Suggested retail $89.99 from Schubert

Nursery; 800-410-7111; www.schubertnursery.com. Tall standard terrachino planter: $82 from Eye of the Day Garden Design Center; 805-566-0778; www.eyeofthedaygdc.com. Pink-flowered mandevilla: $75; child-size coleus topiary: $40, both from Atlock Farm; 732-356-3373. Handmade tiles: $42 each by Art Department, from Gardens; 512-451-5490; www.gardens-austin.com. Eloise bench: $2,000 from Laura Spector Rustic Design; 203-254-3952; www.lauraspectorrusticdesign.com. Large butterfly garden stake: $90 for 17-inch size, from Cricket Forge; 919-680-3513; www.cricketforge.com. Green Fritillaria teacups and saucers: $79 each by Mustardseed & Moonshine, from Manor Home & Gifts; 866-406-2667; www.manorhg.com. Orange slice and sunflower edible birdhouses: $39 each from Bottomland Naturals; 800-851-2859; [email protected]

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Giving presents is a talent; to know what a person wants.. .to give it lovingly and well —

pamela glenconner

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

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