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Containers Ideas found on a Mini Vacation

Containers Ideas found on a Mini Vacation

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 | 1 comment

Sitting in Boston Public Garden I’m enjoying a special early-morning moment on a lovely summer like day. On shady bench in front of an active fountain, I’m relishing it’s gentle sound except when the tourist with the creaky wheeled cart goes by. I’ve rediscovered that when you have a house guest from out of town, you become a...

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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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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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Dreaming my spring flower garden

Dreaming my spring flower garden

Posted on Apr 11, 2015 | 0 comments

I’m dreaming. I’m dreaming of my spring flower garden. I’m longing to see the daffodils by the granite bird bath with the emerging silver allium by the grey wooden bench with the green metal legs. It’s been a long, long winter here in New England. I’m dreaming of my spring flower garden.   I remember the white siberian...

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Masses of Yellow: Antidote to a Gloomy Day

Masses of Yellow: Antidote to a Gloomy Day

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Winter seems to be dragging along. It’s late April, but feels and looks like March. The antidote to the gloom appears to be the bright yellow of the massed planting of the Forsythia shrubs. It adds a glow to these driveway gardens that I designed when one psychologically needs it most–in the drab days of early spring. The daffodils in yellow...

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