Category Archives: Visits to other gardens

Chrysanthemum and other autumnal lovelies at LanSu

During the month of November, LanSu—our wonderful Chinese garden— puts on a display of the culturally significant Chrysanthemums.  In China these marvels in all their configurations are known as one of the “Four Gentlemen of Flowers”, along with their brethren … Continue reading

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Blogger Appreciation Day at Joy Creek!!!

I admit it – I have been a bit consumed with national politics and the world’s reactions lately. But who can blame me? One nut bag decree issued, after the other… It’s been almost three years since I got my American citizenship. … Continue reading

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The many joys of Joy Creek

I live in an area blessed with an abundance of wonderful nurseries and growers. Those located outside of the city are worth visiting even if you’re not shopping for anything in particular, as they often have mature display gardens to … Continue reading

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Greg’s garden – on gardening with xeric plants

On one of those beautiful, bright but misty autumn mornings at the end of September, I and a bunch of other designers were invited to Greg Shepherd – one of the co-owners of Xera – a local nursery that specializes … Continue reading

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All in a day’s work…

… a trip to Rare Plant Research. Okay, that was a slight exaggeration. We don’t do this kind of thing every day, but when we do, I really do love my job even more than I normally do. This is … Continue reading

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Laura’s Pirate cove

You know how you blink, and then half a year has gone by? Yeah, me too… Early last fall, my friend  and blogger pal Laura asked me to help her during the upcoming Master Gardener Conference. This would involve learning to use a … Continue reading

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A trip to Hughes Water Gardens

You know how sometimes your expectations are so high that the real thing falls short? For several years now, I have been aware of the existence of this local nursery which specializes in gardening with our liquid element – water. I … Continue reading

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