A Bittersweet End to Outdoor Gardening Season

It’s been a wet one hasn't it! Record rainfall levels and days upon days of lingering results. Since spring we have battled powdery mildew and fungus levels to …
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Gardens Seen on Tour

I go on garden tours for the inspiration, for the fun of noseying through private gardens, and for photos to share with everyone NOT on the tour.  They take …
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What I Learned from the Gardens of Asheville

The darkest of winter is my favorite time to pore through photos of lush gardens I've visited and find inspiration for changes to my own garden.  So here are …
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Got Something in your Garden to Paint?

Finally, some winter weather, my favorite time to dream up changes to my garden for next year.  I love poring over photos of plants in books, old magazines and …
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Best Garden Photos in the World Are Sometimes Local

It's mid-December, there's bad news everywhere, and I bet we could all use the calming influence of nature, especially when it's at its most beautiful.  That's …
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Now's the Best Time to Do Landscaping. Seriously.

December Landscaping Most people wait until spring to even THINK about improving their yards and they look pretty incredulous when I tell them that NOW is the …
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Design Advice for Small Gardens

Boy, when you reveal your garden here on the web, you’d better be prepared for feedback – the honest stuff, not for the thin-skinned.  That’s what I got after …
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Challenges of a New Garden | Part 1

Have I mentioned that after decades in one (oversized) garden, I'm starting over in a much smaller garden?  That was actually the reason for my move.  And boy, …
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My Modest Garden Blogger Bloom Day

Garden Blogger Bloom Day has been a popular online meme for a many years now and shows no sign of slowing down.  It's when garden bloggers all over the world …
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Highlights of a May Garden Tour

Highlights It may have been billed as the Takoma House and Garden Tour but we'll just ignore the house part and enjoy what the gardens have to offer.  Which in …
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Gardening Tips from Margaret Roach

Gardening Tips Margaret Roach, one of the stars of the gardening world, was cajoled into traveling from her Upstate New York garden to speak to the Maryland …
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Maryland (House and) Garden Tours

It's garden tour time, and Maryland's got some great ones, especially the houses and gardens that are presented as part of the Maryland House and Garden …
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