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Good Intentions

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While I was working in the garden this fall, catching up with the weeds and severely pruning some.

Rudbeckia subtomentosa

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There are several species of Rudbeckia, the best known of which is R.fulgida, especially the cultivar ‘Goldsturm’ (often.

In the Garden – Here and Elsewhere

July 6, 2019 Uncategorized
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From one extreme to the other: Cool and rainy to hot and dry with a few thunderstorms interspersed..

A Tapestry Garden: The Art of Weaving Plants and Place

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Although I’ve heard about them for years, I’ve never met the O’Byrnes but, after reading  A Tapestry Garden,.

The Holiday Bookshelf: Foliage

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Even though reams of information is available to us on the internet, for inspiration I turn to books..

The Holiday Bookshelf: Sedum

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We all know how unreliable the weather is but we can always count on periods of drought, sites.

Reminiscences of English Gardens

January 30, 2015 Gardening, Landscape Design, Plants
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Recently, I had slides scanned from my first garden tour to England in the late summer and early.

Downtown Plantings

October 31, 2013 Gardening, Landscape Design
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  The last time I was downtown, I was very impressed with the plantings in containers and in.

The Holiday Bookshelf – Planting: A New Perspective

December 5, 2013 Gardening, Landscape Design
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I have long been a fan of the garden designs of Piet Oudolf, in my opinion, the world’s.

The Holiday Bookshelf – Powerhouse Plants

December 12, 2013 Gardening, Landscape Design
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Powerhouse Plants: 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty by Graham Rice, is the perfect book to read after.