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Wednesday Vignette – stripes

“You really have a thing for palmate leaves”, he said. He was right. I really, really do. Maybe it is because I grew up in a land where pines and birches are the norm, and palm leaves blow those norms … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – stacked

Idling behind this lumber truck at a red light the other day, I found the view quite hypnotic. I wondered what the numbers mean, and what the color markings signify. 40/5… maybe it indicates the parcel of land where the … 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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Wednesday Vignette – Bees knees

“You have to come over – it looks great!”, she said. So, today I ventured over to see a client, who also has become a dear friend, to look at the front garden we planted last year. She was right … Continue reading

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Random springiness on the First Day of Spring

So, it’s the First Day of Spring, they say. To me, it  seems half way over – I haven’t written a single post about the garden marvels I’ve come across this year. Oh well, better late than never. Here are a few – in no particular order… … 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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Wednesday Vignette – such subtle nuance

Perhaps I am reaching a new stage in my development as a gardener, but I’m really starting to notice conifers around me. I mean noticing in a “oh, I need some of that” kind of way. It is probably futile … Continue reading

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