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Mothers, Daughters & Gardens

My daughter, Katie, told someone the other day that she is everything she is today because of me. My heart swelled. A few days later, I was driving up the long driveway at my mom’s house and, as I admired her beautiful gardens, I thought, I am the person I am today because of her,… Continue reading Mothers, Daughters & Gardens

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

This is the time of year we reflect on the previous year and make plans for the year ahead. As I plan my posts for 2018, it is fun to look back to find which ones were the most popular in 2017, the posts that caught your attention more than others. I hope you enjoy another look at… Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

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Cutting Back Perennials in Fall

To cut back or not to cut back? That is a question gardeners ask when temperatures cool, leaves turn color, and days grow shorter. Most perennials don’t care if they are cut back in fall or left standing in the garden until spring. Gardeners, on the other hand, may have strong opinions on the subject.… Continue reading Cutting Back Perennials in Fall

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Perfect Moments in an Imperfect Garden

It is not uncommon for gardeners to get frustrated about weeds growing in their gardens. It seems as soon as we head in the house, thistles, clover, creeping Charlie and all the others exploit our absence and grow … well … like weeds. I knew a few years ago when I shifted my priorities from… Continue reading Perfect Moments in an Imperfect Garden

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Take a walk through the early summer garden.

Even though the weeds are winning the war in my landscape, I take a few moments every day to walk through my landscape enjoying fresh blooms, plant combinations that work, and vignettes I got right. Why don’t you walk along with me today? The hummingbirds are as happy as I am that Salvia ‘Black &… Continue reading Take a walk through the early summer garden.