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Low Maintenance Perennials

[caption id="attachment_6681" align="aligncenter" width="460"] 1998 Plant Delights Spring catalog - always entertaining as well as enlightening.[/caption] It’s that time of year and our mailboxes are starting to fill with seed and plant catalogs. So we start reading and dreaming about…

Giving Thanks

December 27, 2018 Uncategorized

This has been an amazing year and I have so much for which to be grateful. My book, Garden Renovation, has been selling very well and because of it, I have traveled the country, speaking about it and other landscape…

Container Theme Gardens

December 20, 2018 Books, Gardening, Perennials

This is a book written for those who don’t have space for in-ground gardening, only have enough time to create container gardens, and/or for those who wish augment their gardens and homes with container plantings. [caption id="attachment_6569" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Disguising…

A Tapestry Garden: The Art of Weaving Plants and Place

Although I’ve heard about them for years, I’ve never met the O’Byrnes but, after reading  A Tapestry Garden, I feel as though I’ve encountered friends who share my love of gardening. For us, it is play, not work, and the…

The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer

Over the years, I have visited many gardens but few have made such an impression on me that I want to return over and over again to see what new creative designs and tweaks have been implemented. I have nothing…

The Holiday Bookshelf, Part 3

November 29, 2018 Books, Gardening, Journal

A Year in the Garden: A Guided Journal As a plant geek, I’ve been journaling for years in order to keep track of weather and the success and failures of my plantings. I know, for instance, that we had very…

The Holiday Bookshelf, Part 2

Rain Gardening in the South by Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford is not a new book. However, participating in a symposium last winter at which Anne also spoke, I was so impressed with her talk that I purchased this book.…