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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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I WANT Wednesday~Miniature/Columnar Apple Trees

Apple trees can really be a space hog…..with their 25ft wide arching branches..their general need to have a partner.  Who has the yard big enough!?!  I don’t. I want this miniature, columnar Apple tree so I can have Apple crisp till … Continue reading

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3 Plants for Instant Privacy

Sometimes you just don’t want to talk to your neighbors.  Or maybe you’d prefer to sun yourself in your itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini without fear of peeping eyes. Here are three plants that bring instant privacy … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Fort Knox…COMPLETED!

My husband and I started with a problem~an intersection and some….other stuff. And the problem got a lil prettier after we had TimberPine plant some Autumn Brilliance Serviceberries….you’ll see the full process here. And now…we’ve filled the one pocket near the patio … Continue reading

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FINALLY! My living wall is almost complete

So….if you can remember back that far….I once had a dream to create a living wall.  Today it’s a few plants from completion and I’m not sure I like it.   What do you think? Some of you are thinking … Continue reading

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Living Wall~near a dream’s completion

Remember when my imagination got the best of me and I conned Jay into creating a living wall without even knowing what he was building?  Remember when you all were reading that post and scratching your heads trying to figure … Continue reading

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Fort Knox~Part II

Last week Jay and I hired our employer TimberPine to help get our Fort Knox off to a good start.  We really wanted large specimen trees that could create the barrier we were craving.  That being said, they were so large … Continue reading

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