I read the following recommendations for contentment while doing my devotionals last week. These really inspired me, especially during these turbulent times. 1) Never allow yourself to complain about anything, not even the weather. 2) Do not imagine yourself to be somewhere other than where you are. 3) Never allow yourself to dwell on wishing…

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I was honored to receive the 2020 Best of Kennebunk Award in the Gardener category. The Kennebunk (ME) Award Program is an annual program honoring the achievement and accomplishments of local businesses in the Kennebunk region. I was thrilled to receive this award recognizing my l work as a professional designer and gardener.

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Clematis, sometimes referred to as the Queen of Vines, offer astonishing color in the landscape. There are over 300 remarkable species. Flowers can be single, multi-petal or bell-shaped. And range in color from red, pink, purple, lavender, blue, white, yellow and multi-color. Most gardeners are familiar with Clematis grown as vines but there are also…

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Gardener’s Supply Company is an AMAZING gardening resource. This organically-minded company offers a huge assortment of gardening products as well as indoor and outdoor living accessories. I have purchased a wide range of products over the years, including perennials, oodles of containers (I especially love the solar-lit ones!), lavender-scented wrist warmers, houseplants, garden gloves, glass terrariums,…

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Blue is a very calming and serene color. It is also considered a healing color that helps lower blood pressure and can reduce rapid heart rate. It is not surprising that shades of blue and blue-green are frequently used in healthcare settings. (Photo Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’, courtesy of The Intercontinental Gardener) Many gardeners, including me,…

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Astilbes are rockstars that should be invited to perform in your garden! How can you not love their lush flower plumes that range in color from white, cream, pink, red, purple, peach, and lilac? Flower heights vary greatly, from 6” to 4’. Astilbes are deer resistant, flower in sun or shade, and are ignored by…

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The global pandemic has overturned many of the ways we do things, as well as prompted creative solutions to new challenges. Zoom conversations with family and friends, business meetings, conferences, and educational symposiums have rocketed. Almost all of my scheduled in-person speaking commitments from March through this summer were cancelled, BUT some of these are…

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2019 & 2020 video bundle

Check out my 13 PowerPoint Webinars with include detailed lecture notes, CEU form, and Question and Answers Sheet. Special Video Bundles available, including the most recent 2019-2020 Bundle. Average lecture length is one hour. Here is what one gardener had to say about my presentation: “I just wanted to thank you for your amazing webinar,…

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I LOVE Tyson M. Weiss’s unique and creative art accents for the home and garden. His design focuses on the visual–cerebral sensations of ‘flow’ that is most clearly seen by the way schools of fish curve in response to elements throughout an underwater landscape. Who could have dreamed of such an enchanting concept and then…

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Finding striking, no-fuss annuals for shady gardens and containers can be challenging, especially if you are seeking something other than common impatiens (Impatiens walleriana). Since most of my gardens are in part shade or shade, I’m always on the lookout for striking annuals to extend the floral display through fall. A few of my favorite…

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