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What's your garden style? Do you love the dressed up formality of traditional arrangements? Or the exuberance of cottage or country gardens? How about minimalism in Asian-inspired spaces? Or are you a whimsical gardener that loves romance? Here's everything you need to discover your style and design a gorgeous garden. Start with plants: For a country garden we have beautiful, easy-care plants that provide blooms all summer long (and if your garden is magazine-worthy, you can enter the Country Gardens Magazine Garden Awards and check out past winners, too). There are top plants for cottage gardens -- enough to fill even the biggest spaces -- as well as 21 easy ideas to beautify your yard. Speaking of Better Homes and Gardens reader tips, you'll want to plant your own border garden once you see how one reader designed a space that brims with color from spring through frost. Experts, including renowned Canadian designer Brian Minter and the Dutch designers at the Keukenhof Gardens, also offer their advice. If you have kids and want to get them outside digging in the dirt, there are ways to plant garden and nature love in young ones; start with these seven ways to get everyone outside. Theme gardens are also on our minds; use rock gardens for rugged beauty, chocolate gardens for exotic colors and scents, and Asian spaces for peaceful retreats.

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