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Simple Ways to Use White in The Garden

After a long winter of snow, even in parts of the county unaccustomed to it, it may be hard to savor the idea of creating “white gardens” or even using white flowers this summer.  There are some nice advantages to using white in the garden though, and so here are few ideas and suggestions. Why […]

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Simplicity and Focus

There is nothing more complex than finding simplicity.  I spent 50 years figuring this out, then read a Facebook post with a quote commonly attributed to Albert Einstein: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”  I don’t really care who said it, I like it. Simplicity in anything boils down […]

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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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Don’t forget white in the garden!

Several years ago, as a Gannett Newspapers garden writer, I had the opportunity to profile the garden of Charles Arena, my favorite florist in the Rochester, NY area. Renowned for his Willy Wonka colors and designs at Arena’s Florist, you can’t image how surprised I was to find that his garden at home was … all white. […]

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