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Oprah Winfrey Show (tv program)
Design show cures Baltimore family's backyard blues
Design show cures Baltimore family's backyard blues

Before "The Nate Berkus Show" arranged for a dramatic makeover, M'Salla and Felicia Wilks and their two daughters were prisoners of their own backyard. "The grape arbor was the most terrible thing," says Felicia Wilks, who lives with her family in Northwest Baltimore. "We didn't really get when we were supposed to prune or how much, and after a couple of years, grapevines took over the whole back," she says. "We also have a trumpetvine with these beautiful, bell-like flowers, and it took over the whole front." Even though the family live on nearly an acre of property, they could use only small parts of it. "The kids were restricted...