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Rose Trees

I’m in my prime. (Is that 40, 50 or 60? These days it’s all the same.) And I’ve just fallen in love with a pom pom rose. It’s the most fabulous thing! It’s a living lollypop of rose-y lusciousness and it’s growing in the trial garden outside my office window. Actually it is around the […]

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Using Fine Foliage in Garden Designs

Looking for new gardening ideas? One of the hottest up and coming trends is using fabulous foliage in the garden for season-long interest and color. Here are four easy ways to incorporate foliage into your landscaping and container gardening. Consider Color “Color is the best jumping-off point to start your new adventure,” write Karen Chapman […]

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Ornamental Grasses Add Height, Texture and Drama

Ornamental grasses are like a favorite pair of pants with a little stretch – dress them up, dress them down, give them center stage or use them to hide imperfections. As landscape elements, ornamental grasses add height, texture, drama, color and multi-season interest. Fast-growing, they’ll shield an air conditioner, unsightly corner or chain-link fence.   […]

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Design for Beginners, Part 2

Planning a garden can be a daunting task but if you consider 3 basic components, you can do it! As I mentioned in last week’s post, we have been doing some renovations around the house over the past few months and because of some of the structural changes to the buildings, we needed to change […]

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Design for Beginners, Part 1

I have been doing some renovations around the house over the past few months and because of some of the structural changes to the buildings there is a need to change some of the garden layout and composition. This, of course, got me thinking about the fundamentals of Garden Design.  I realized I needed to […]

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