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Pond and woodland gardens frame the diverse habitat -- sunny to shady, wet to dry -- in which Wayne Guymon cultivates thousands of plant varieties without an irrigation system.
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Wayne Guymon, with yellow Silphium perfoliatum.
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Guymon periodically recontours his fluid beds by laying rope on the lawn until the curve looks right.
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In the Pink
A pretty Mrs. Perry D. Slocum lotus.
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Beneath a hammock, Siberian carpet cypress rolls into a grove of Aucuba japonica Gold Dust.
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Halcyon, Olive Bailey Langdon, and Sunshine Glory hostas with golden Japanese forest grass.
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Daylilies and echinacea flower on a sunny bank.
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Ebb and Flow
Bamboo planted by the previous owner forms the backdrop for Guymon's boggy Asian garden. The bridge elbows Primula japonica, Iris ensata, elephant's ear, and skunk cabbage.
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Guymon's lawn makes a serene foil to packed borders.