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This is the very best Houzz article I've yet seen. Extremely helpful and packed with ideas!

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As do all things over time, our side and back yard has evolved as we have added to it.

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Such good ideas for this kind of area. I need them. What I have now is a giant cherry laurel, an air conditioner, a cement porch, 3 nandinas which were total volunteers, the neighbor's ugly fence, some weedy gravel and a pile of sharp , brown fallen magnolia leaves. I'm now thoroughly ashamed.


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