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Make a ‘Paperwhite’ Narcissus Flowering Winter Centerpiece

Make a ‘Paperwhite’ Narcissus Flowering Winter Centerpiece

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Ah, Saturday morning. It’s a frosty start in mid-November and a perfect time to plant ‘Paperwhite’ bulbs for indoor flowering. And, make a fall and later flowering winter centerpiece.  Planted now, they’ll  bloom in late December and perfume your house, too. Last week I popped into my local garden center and bought ten...

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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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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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Stunning Perennial and Shrub Combinations

Stunning Perennial and Shrub Combinations

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 | 1 comment

Often gardeners grow really beautiful plants well, but they don’t look like much. That’s because they’re just randomly plunked in the garden or at look that way. Gardeners don’t think about creating stunning perennial and shrub combinations. Usually it’s because the flowering perennial or shrub lacks a contrasting background...

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