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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Trend watchers have forecast that 2008 will be about a back-to-basics approach to garden design. Here at New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, we think that this translates to three things –– start simple, shop local, and choose beautiful!

At some of our favorite local nurseries (OK, we got a few items from Home Depot), we found easy-to-add decorative elements such as classic planters and bird feeders and paired them with über-modern garden tools that look great and work even better. Most important, we found uncomplicated, gorgeous plants and flowers that will add color and accent to any garden without too much of a drain on your wallet or your time.   flower power
Items from left: French pots by Anduze from Garden Gate, Softtouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snips by Fiskars from Home Depot and PAR-A-SOL milk glass bird feeder from Garden Gate. bloom kaboom
Items from left: Shell fountain from American Aquatic Gardens & Gifts; Vigoro telescoping loppers from Home Depot; leaf planters with Golden Sedum and sundial, both from American Aquatic Gardens & Gifts; and Bronco bulb planter from Home Depot. petal pushers
Items from left: Flying goat statuette from American Aquatic Gardens & Gifts; Vigoro hand trowel and cultivator claw, both from Home Depot; stone planter with Indian Hawthorn from Garden Gate; Corona clippers from Home Depot; and PAR-A-SOL bird feeder from Garden Gate.
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Items from left: Burgon & Ball shear and The Perfect Arranger, both from Garden Gate; metal planter from Plant Gallery; Foxgloves with grip and soil scoop, both from Garden Gate; and ceramic planter with Nemesia from Plant Gallery. Flowers from left: Cosmos from Garden Gate and yellow gerbera daisy, Nemesia Blueberry Sachet and Iceland poppy, all from Plant Gallery.

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