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NPR garden expert Ketzel Levine enjoys her front-yard living room.

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A minimal boxwood parterre graces Rick Younge and David Hopkins yard.

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Rick Younge on the steps of his house that was rescued from a bulldozer and moved to a vacant lot (it was in the way of a soon-to-be-built I-405 freeway on-ramp).

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A fresh take on the old lawn-and-foundation planting scheme gives a wide welcome mat to a family home for Sergio and Sheri Lozano and their kids Kayla (15) and Lucas (13, shown practicing his "caveman" jump).

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Ketzel Levine’s private outdoor parlor, fully furnished and decorated.

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In Marina Wynton and Mike Pajunas yard, native plants provide food and refuge for insects and birds, from dragonflies to tiger swallowtails.

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Marina Wynton and Mike Pajunas ripped out their front lawn and installed raised planting beds and a gravel swale to capture stormwater.

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Susan Webb and Henry Grimmett have "Your Backyard Farmer" haul compost, sow seeds, water, weed and harvest their front yard vegetable garden.

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Susan Webb and Henry Grimmett built terraced retaining walls in their steeply sloping front yard and added artful touches with materials recycled from their art-glass manufacturing company.

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Sherrol Butler is an active member of the 122-year-old Portland Rose Society.

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Sherrol Butler wins awards for favored grandifloras and floribundas like "Candelabra" and Marmalade Skies."

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