Shrubs for Full Sun

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High on my list of go-to shrubs for full sun is the genus Spiraea.  They are incredibly tough,.

Tucson Impressions

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I’ve always loved the Sonoran Desert landscape as well as the attendant art. I jumped, therefore, at the.


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I’ve been breathing again. Wednesday was a glorious day for our country and the fireworks at the end.

Fence Me In

February 21, 2020 Gardening, Landscape Design
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The sun is shining but it’s not yet time to put away the winter coats. However, if you.

Container Theme Gardens

December 20, 2018 Books, Gardening, Perennials
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This is a book written for those who don’t have space for in-ground gardening, only have enough time.

The Power of Gardening

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As part of the Garden Writers Association conference in Buffalo, I just visited part of the city called.

Creative Fencing

December 2, 2016 Landscape Design
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Although many landscapes have beautifully designed planting plans, creativity seems to be lacking when it comes to designing.

Dryopteris erythrosora – Autumn Fern

September 2, 2016 Gardening, Landscape Design, Plants
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Most gardeners look first to flowers for color but I would suggest that you look first to foliage for.

Looking Up

June 24, 2016 Gardening, Landscape Design
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Where do you look when you enter a garden? Straight ahead, at eye level? Down at the ground.

A Week in Paradise

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My idea of paradise is blue skies, warm temperatures, a hotel with a lovely swimming pool and comfortable.