Category Archives: Wednesday Vignette

Wednesday Vignette – garden progress

Anyone who has visited my garden has usually had to do a lot of imagining, as I try to explain what this and that is for, and what I intend to do with it. And, meanwhile, more ideas and half-baked … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – shadows

Out of all the things that thrill me in the garden, shadows of one plant silhouetted onto another never fail to amuse. In this case, the shadow of a Carrot fern hit the blue-green surface of a sweet little Hosta … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – seriously?

I had planned to post a shot of today’s planting of the strolling garden at Benedictine Monastery in Mt Angel, as it is what occupied most of my day today, but then I made the mistake of watching some news. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – straws, shadows and similes

The past few days have been a whirl of hort-heavy adventures, culminating in Hortlandia – the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s annual Spring Extravaganza. I also had one small install completed, and made a flash visit to another larger project … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – tenuousness

Does anyone else feel like the webs and structures that keep us in line are wearing a bit thin, and even rupturing in places? What used to be as predictable as a multilane freeway has become a bumper car floor … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – weedy muse

Sometimes a blend of textures jump out at me that I’m just dying to emulate. Like this one, for example. It’s just stellar! A somber, bold and impactful grouping of emerging Eucomis surrounded by an airy cloud of Capsella bursa … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – uncertain times

If you haven’t already seen Monty Don’s fantastic 4-part series on Italian Gardens, I highly recommend it. When I first watched it, there was one garden that in particular spoke to me – the Sacro Bosco in Bomarzo, created by … Continue reading

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