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2017 Garden Reflections

The final days of a calendar year invite reflection. As I was beginning to make plans and set goals for my landscape in 2018, I spent some time reviewing the past season by organizing plant labels and garden center receipts, reading entries in my garden journal, and looking through all of the photographs taken of… Continue reading 2017 Garden Reflections

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An Obsession with Pumpkins

I love pumpkins and gourds. In fact, I have an annual autumn obsession with pumpkins. I adore all their colors from traditional orange to blue, gray and green and white to pink, beige and red. I admire all their extraordinary textures – smooth, bumpy, warty, and deeply ribbed. Perfectly round or flattened, miniature or majestic,… Continue reading An Obsession with Pumpkins

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Fall Front Porch Decorating

I don’t relish the end of summer, but I do enjoy giving the front of my home its fall makeover. As you can see, plants in my summer containers were textbook examples of overachievers, nearly blocking entry to the front door. She could barely get a glimpse of guests from behind the flowers and foliage… Continue reading Fall Front Porch Decorating