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Larger houses on smaller lots lead to scaled-down plants

Urbanization is transforming landscape design in many places: Larger houses and smaller lots are driving the development of scaled-down plants. Plant breeders are introducing plants — everything from shrubs and trees to flowering perennials — that remain compact when placed in the garden. ...

Fall decor’s deep, rich hues are bolder this year

Deeper, richer hues are often part of decor’s autumnal palette, but this year they’re bigger and bolder than usual. “Color is a powerful communicator,” says Pottery Barn spokeswoman Monica Bhargava. “It can be a key point of inspiration that defines the mood and feel of a ...