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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Most Popular Gardening Topics of 2013

It's the year with 365 brand new days to fill! Bet you never thought of it that way before. You chose if you want the day half (or completely) full or half …
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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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Waterfalls are Calming

Waterfalls Yesterday while we were all waiting for Hurricane Sandy to arrive (and fearing the worst) I remembered this.  It's the new waterfall at the entrance …
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Finally, A Garden-Lover's Porch

  Porch and Garden Here in the Mid-Atlantic one of the fastest-growing trends in garden design isn't about plants at all - it's the popularity of screened-in …
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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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