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Thomas Jefferson Admired the English Garden

The new form of landscape gardening called 'modern' evolved in England during the eighteenth century. It was also called the natural or the picturesque view. On American soil we also found that same style of landscape. English garden historian Edward…

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Gravel instead of Grass for a Front Lawn

We know the lawn has long been an important part of the home landscape. Therese O'Malley says in her book Keywords in American Landscape Design: "Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the lawn was an essential element of the American designed…

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