Category Archives: NO, do it yourself

Fresh Ideas for Container Gardening—with me!

Last spring I was fortunate enough to film 10 container gardening courses for a venture between Better Homes and Gardens and Craftsy. Here’s a preview of the courses…including snapshots of wild make-up and hairstyles (the first day of shooting I mistakenly let someone try to style my hair—bad idea–curls only respond to their master) If you’re interested

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Local Garden Center Goodness

Occasionally I’m asked “Where’s the best place to buy plants?” I thought I’d share with you where I like to peruse for plants…and of course some shopping secrets. Listed in no particular order….   TimberPine Nursery Of course I’ll plug you with love for TimberPine Nursery. Say hello to my hubs–Jay–when you go out there. Nice thing

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Gardening with Ninebarks

I didn’t really like the Ninebarks at first.  I thought their growth characteristics were too…..too waunky if you will.  But…through some constant nudging of  my husband Jay, we now have not 1, not 2 but FOUR Ninebarks. I believe my issues lie with the Diablo Ninebark, whereas the Summer Wine Ninebark and most recent addition, Center Glow Ninebark show

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So you say you want a path….to where?

Yearly I’ll have customers request pathways during our design consultation. “Where do you want the path?” I’ll ask. “From the deck to the patio.” they’ll say. or “Oh…from the frontyard to the backyard”. “Really? Do you walk this way quite a bit?” I’ll ask. “Well…sometimes” they’ll answer. Here’s my suggestion~wear a tread in the lawn first.

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