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Sunflower bloom – NEAR!

August 2012 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

 Here they are: My Flower Carpet roses (Flower Carpet Amber) – near and far. And that’s the theme for my August 2012 Garden Blogger’s Bloom day: “Near and Far.” (Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, the brainchild of Carol Michel of May Dreams Gardens, occurs on the 15th of each month, when gardeners post images of what’s […]

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Blue dragonfly on Bluestorm agapanthus foliage (matches the flower…nicely done!)

Cool bug, butterfly pics from the garden

I’ve never been good at taking close-up pics of bugs, butterflies or birds in my garden. They always fly away before I snap a feeble shot with my iPhone. Or, if I do get close enough, the image gets fuzzy. Yes, I s’pose I should get one of those big, fancy SLR cameras (whatever “SLR” […]

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Tropicanna

Tropicanna® cannas are king at Graceland!

Having made a recent pilgrimage (well, pilgrimage for me), I thought I would share the experience – especially since to my surprise, I found a previously unknown association between one of our star plants and the brightest star of all. See if you can guess where I was – though it shouldn’t be too hard … Put […]

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Sustainable landscape design

Sustainability & style shine at 2012 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Phillip Townshend  here, writing from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Once again, I’m reminded of why we live in Melbourne, Australia (voted one of the world’s most liveable cities on multiple occasions). It’s autumn here, and I’m enjoying sunny days and mild temperatures along with the inspiring atmosphere of the world-renowned Melbourne International […]

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