Lush Landscapes That Don't Waste Water

When horticulturist Thomas Christopher transformed his yard from green lawn and trim boxwoods to a colorful and tumbling flower meadow, his neighbors in Middletown, Conn., wondered if he had lost his marbles. "My yard is a bit out of the ordinary," he admits. Indeed, during the summer, orange tiger lilies visually set his suburban eighth of an acre on fire. "It stops traffic," he says.

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