Category Archives: garden design

End of the Month

February has come to an end….the warmest February in Indiana’s officially recorded weather history.  Even so, my gardens look pretty bleak, especially compared to many of the other blogs’ postings and photos.  I just keep telling myself, “spring is creeping … Continue reading

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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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