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Gardening at Dawn on a Summer-Like Day

Gardening at Dawn on a Summer-Like Day

Posted on May 29, 2016 | 0 comments

I love gardening at dawn on a summer morning. Cool enough to pull weeds, prune branches, deadhead, plant, lay mulch as I did this last weekend-of-May Sunday. Yet it’s warm enough for shorts and a tshirt. It’s a time of birdsong and quiet in the neighborhood. No noisy lawn mowers, leaf blowers, or power songs. Just the cool of the morning on my...

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Making a Bird and Fish Pond

Making a Bird and Fish Pond

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 | 3 comments

Pictures tell the story of making this bird and fish pond and waterfall garden.             It took a team of contractors, machines, a pond expert, and myself as the designer directing the placement of every stone and every plant. The concept was to build a natural looking pond. It was important to create a four season view...

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Enable Beauty

Enable Beauty

Posted on May 8, 2009 | 0 comments

Muscari, dwarf iris, and dianthus budded foliage Found myself in waking consciousness muttering the words” enable beauty” one morning this week. The dream fragments that I woke with escape me now but do remember the words–a mantra of sorts. The mantra of one who gardens and designs landscapes professionally, I’m continually...

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The Theraputic Hour and a Memorable Visit to Central Park

The Theraputic Hour and a Memorable Visit to Central Park

Posted on May 3, 2009 | 0 comments

Just in from gardening–I finally found time to do a little weeding, pruning dead stuff, and what ever. Just this last week I could actually distinguish live branches on the rose bushes and clematis. The heat wave dried up most of the early blooming daffodils and knocked out the dwarf tulips. So I found myself deadheading those.  A little tweaking...

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