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About thegardendiaries

Claire Jones is a landscape and floral designer and owner of Claire Jones Landscapes, LLC. She designs and helps people to create their own personal outdoor oasis and loves to write about her gardening failures and successes.

Art of the Seed

Seed art is alive and well in our computer generation. Artists still beautifully illustrate seed packets by hand rather than using photographs. Continue reading

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Northwest Flower & Garden Highlights

The recent Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle highlights new trends and new products in the gardening world. Continue reading

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Vintage Gardening

Did you know that old gardening tools are a “hot” collectable? See what you have in your gardening shed that might be worth some money. Continue reading

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New Patio-Old House

Old houses are picturesque and have lots of charm inside, but outside can be a different story. See how the addition of a new patio and plantings transform an old house. Continue reading

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Making of a Queen

Making a new queen bee is a fascinating look into the inner workings of a beehive. Continue reading

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Miniature Gardening in the Winter

It’s winter and time to enjoy gardening inside. Try creating a miniature garden with some plants from Home Depot, a shallow container, soil, and a few minis picked up from the Garden Center. Continue reading

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Best of Houzz 2015!!

Transforming a hillside to a waterfall was one of my favorite design/build jobs and it won “Best of Houzz 2015″. Check out the pictures! Continue reading

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Old Christmas Tree Creates Bottle Tree

Taking down your Christmas tree? See how you can reuse it in creative environmentally friendly ways and have fun with it. Continue reading

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Top 14 Garden Trends for 2015

Here is a lowdown on what is new, what is hot, and what people are really thinking about when they plan ahead for the upcoming growing season. Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 85,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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