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Arizona garden path
Photography by Jennifer Cheung

Make a park out of a path

This entry path feel more like a nature trail than a garden walk. Thyme grows between steps; boulders, cactus, and rosemary fringe the path’s edges.

Even before guests get to the house, wide steps (made of concrete aggregate) encourage them to slow down and enjoy the garden.

If your yard doesn’t have enough sun for thyme, tuck Corsican mint or Japanese sweet flag between your steps or pavers; both have scented foliage. Stagger your pavers to slow the “journey.”

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