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Tropicanna canna quilt

The Quilt

So you might wonder how a man who can barely sew on a button (me) fell upon this astonishing quilt (left above). OK – I was on Pinterest. It’s fun, and it’s something I find myself doing often because it’s a great way to keep my work-eye tuned in to what people value. Looking at […]

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Fall’s the time to turn patio plants into houseplants!

Fall’s here. Time to close up the pool and bring the plants in. Above, you can see my plectranthus in full bloom (purple flowers) and my ‘Royal Glissade’ coleus (lime- and rust-colored foliage). This will be my first attempt at overwintering coleus as a houseplant. I already successfully overwintered the plectranthus this past year, after […]

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And the fact that the white was as thick, prolific and longer flowering as the blue was almost too good to be true. Snow Storm's turned out to be every landscape designer's best friend.

I love my Storm Agapanthus

  Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you how enthusiastic I am. I’m also very open. So if I’m feeling enthusiastic about something in particular, chances are you’ll hear about it. And since every man’s blog is his castle, if I want to enthuse about something here, I think will. Openly and without […]

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Monarch butterfly on butterfly bush (image by Denise Pierce).

Plants attract birds, butterflies – and kids!

There goes my daughter, Maya, helping her “papa” (grandpa) feed the birds again. It’s a very important job for her when she goes over to visit – scooping the bird seed from the big plastic bins in his garage and carefully pouring it into one of the many bird feeders hanging from his front tree like so much ripe fruit. Now […]

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