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Killer Compost

All gardeners should be aware that herbicides residues can persist and end up in the compost that they make or buy. Avoid disastrous plant results by checking out where your compost ingredients come from. Continue reading

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Filoli Knot Gardens

On my recent trip to California with the Garden Blogger’s Fling, we visited Filoli, an estate garden that wowed us with all of its formal gardens and big expanses. Composed of 16 acres of formal gardens in a 654 acre … Continue reading

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Labyrinth Plantings

Last year, I posted about installing a stone labyrinth for a client.  We started in the fall, worked through the winter, and just finished up the spring plantings. Go to Healing Labyrinth-Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, to see how I created … Continue reading

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Container Lust

I love putting containers together and saw some especially beautiful ones this spring that stopped me in my tracks. I did not create them, but I wished I had! I took pictures and thought maybe one day I would duplicate … Continue reading

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Plants at Your Fingertips!

Planted Furniture for the Patio I went to a cocktail party at a plant lovers house, saw his planted table and was enthralled! I was sure that I could create one just as good, if not better. I looked around … Continue reading

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Outdoor Fairy Garden- Go Wild!

At a recent Decorator Show House, I had the task of designing a space in a courtyard area that was a perfect location for a fairy garden. Fairy or miniature gardens have become an immensely popular gardening trend and I thought … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomatoes

Picking those juicy tomatoes is just around the corner, and if you are thinking about growing them from seed, you better get planting! Everybody has heard of heirloom veggies and there are entire seed companies that dedicate their offerings to continuing … Continue reading

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Container Fever in the Winter

Start with Perennials A few daffs are blooming, I started feeding sugar syrup to the bees, and it is mud season here in Maryland, but I am already getting the itch which I can only satisfy by making up some early containers.  Most … Continue reading

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The Realm of Fairy- Creating Fairy Gardens

The Philadelphia Flower Show Gardener’s Studio I am going to present at the Philadelphia Flower Show Gardener’s Studio on March 4th and am very excited about the topic.  Since the theme for the flower show is Brilliant!, which is celebrating … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fall Performers- The Best of the Best

Color in the Fall Golden Rod A succession of color and flowers is easy to produce in the spring and early summer, but once September hits, the show of blooms peeters out and it gets harder and harder for the garden … Continue reading

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