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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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Winter Festival in my Garden

Winter Festival in my Garden

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 | 2 comments

Every year I find magic right in my garden after a snowfall. Saturday’s snow was just the right consistency for creating “snow flowers” that last awhile. A little wet so it lingers and when you shovel, you have to pause. What are “snow flowers” you ask? I learned about this concept in a novel I read years ago. The title and...

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A Leaf Lover’s Fall Foliage Combinations

A Leaf Lover’s Fall Foliage Combinations

Posted on Oct 12, 2013 | 0 comments

I’m loving our New England Autumn.  The leaves have been turning one by one– here and there– for weeks. Now it’s clumps of yellow, orange, and scarlet, and green gearing up to an amazing crescendo sometime soon. Here’s a few photos taken from my back garden. The garden’s fall  foliage design shows off. Enjoy. And while...

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Dianthus Joy

Dianthus Joy

Posted on Jun 11, 2011 | 1 comment

The large mass of pink dianthus greeted me recently.  The first photo shows it as part of the garden as a whole–notice the way the green Japanese maple foliage and silvery green nepeta foliage masses balance the spread of the dianthus.  Also, the bit of purple foliage of the heuchera echos the red side of the color wheel that the pink dianthus...

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Work in Progress–Transformation Almost Done

Work in Progress–Transformation Almost Done

Posted on May 30, 2011 | 0 comments

We’re waiting for the lighting and railing contractors.  When the lighting’s installed, the mulch can be applied. But in the meantime, this brand new landscape works its magic.  The wall, walkway, large ornamental stones, landing and steps refurbish, and the plantings all just...

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