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Looking for inspiration for your outdoor areas? We're collecting photos and videos of some of our garden projects, as well as other settings that inspire us.

The Hodgkins family, Papillion, NE

"We wanted to make our land into a place that drew us in, a place we wanted to go back to again and again," says Lila Hodgkins. She and her husband Dave settled on a brook as the centerpoint of their project after a visit to some friends. "We sat in wooden chairs sipping lemonade on a warm summer day next to this babbling creek -- but we were in the middle of a big city! Papillion isn't as dense or as loud, but we still wanted that kind of escape."

They spent three years planning, implementing, and fine-tuning their transformation on their 3.5 acre lot. Was it worth the effort? Lila says, "I'd do it again in a heartbeat!"