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THAT BRIGHT BLUE was there when Claire Denny moved in. She did a lemony yellow door to match the boldness. “Now it really doesn’t look like anyone else’s house,” she says.

CLAPBOARD SIDING, with its long horizontal planks, contrasts the pencil-thin columns.

A POLISHED CONCRETE PORCH that came with the house provided an edgy update; the occasional power-wash keeps it pristine. Says Claire, “I enjoy sitting here surrounded by my plants and all the colors.”

NATIVE PLANTS bloom at different times of the year. Because they’re meant to thrive in whatever the local climate throws at them (or doesn’t), they’re lowmainten­ance—and good for the birds, bees, and bugs.

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birdhouse 5"W x 5"D x 10"H cedar and tin birdhouse in turquoise, $20, funnyfarmg­irl.etsy.com
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PAUL M. WILD DOUBLE PEONIES on the far right side of the yard invigorate the landscapin­g with a hot pink pop.
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MACHO FERNS dangling from the porch are known for their large fronds, which can grow up to four feet long.

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