Category Archives: garden design

Green Meatballs

Years ago I attended a gardening seminar featuring a noted garden designer.  Her presentation was basically “Things to Avoid,” with a variety of photographs on the big screen of various gardens, many of which were located in nearby areas.  What … Continue reading

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Can’t Cut It, Part 2

  Sadly, my reluctance to cut extends into the potager as well.  I just love looking at the beautiful patterns the veggies make in my raised beds.  Just look at that lovely block of perfect “Little Gem” lettuces. How can … Continue reading

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The Good

June is whizzing by, and before memory fades, I want to record many of the “good things” that are happening in the garden, whether a result of careful planning or happy accident.  The beautiful elder above is a happy accident, … Continue reading

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The Arbors have arrived!

Knowing that I wanted to grow lots of climbing plants in the potager, my initial plan called for arbors so they can grow vertically.  I debated about material…wood, metal, resin, or plastic, but finally settled on metal.  A local artist, … Continue reading

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Frustration

I’ve been studying the front yard in an attempt to improve the landscape without doing a major overhaul.   This area is right along the sidewalk to the front door.  The biggest problem?  Too much lawn and too many mature black … Continue reading

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