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Patio Garden Make-Over Blends Old with New

Patio Garden Make-Over Blends Old with New

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 | 0 comments

Here’s one of my recently completed projects – a patio garden make-over after a kitchen and family room renovation. I love it when existing clients call me when they are doing a renovation. I already know their garden style, family lifestyle, how they use and enjoy their landscape, color palette, and the land’s orientation to sun and shadow. (Of course,...

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Remembering Late Summer

Remembering Late Summer

Posted on Jan 18, 2010 | 0 comments

It’s snowing today and quite beautiful. I’m enjoying the woodland view from the comfort of my home and grateful for it. Within my view the indoor garden features the stunning blooms of  ‘Dancing Queen’ Amaryllis that I showcased in this blog last January. Two other varieties are promising flowers and some ‘Paperwhite’...

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Using the Colorwheel to Create Beautiful Plant Combinations

Using the Colorwheel to Create Beautiful Plant Combinations

Posted on Sep 12, 2009 | 2 comments

When most gardeners think about plant combinations, they rarely refer to a color wheel.  And they should. It’s a tool that can be vastly helpful.  Maybe you saw one in kindergarten and remember the primary colors of red, blue, yellow. Secondary colors–the ones between.  Those terms are useful but not important for the designer. A more useful...

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