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GARDEN DESIGN OFFERS A WEALTH OF GREAT GARDENING IDEAS

I was sad to see Garden Design discontinue their one-of-a-kind, quarterly gardening magazine, BUT thank goodness their website abounds with even MORE fantastic gardening features and ideas. The website is a great tool to use while planning (or dreaming about) your garden. This online resource of photo galleries, plant information, and design details is free…

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Over the Top Container Designs

I have become increasingly interested in creating head-turning containers since moving to our condominium in Maine four years ago. Gardening space is at a premium. Containers of all sizes and shapes decorate my front deck, side porch, entrance sidewalk and spots in the landscape where it is impossible to dig in the ground. Many of…

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Daylilies and Dreamy Gardens

Garden Design magazine is geared to garden enthusiasts! If you love full-length stories (some run 10 to 20 pages to include lots of glorious photography) on plants, gardens, and practical design ideas—all presented without ads – then Garden Design is for you. If you don’t get Garden Design yet, the Summer 2018 issue is a…

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A flowering Vine to Fall in Love With

Passionflowers are exotic looking vines that make your heart race. I have grown a number of these beauties, all of which have been in the passiflora species. Most varieties are native to subtropical or tropical regions but there are a few that are cold hardy to Zones 6 and 7. Given that I garden in…

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Stonegate, an Amazing Organic Estate Farm

Garden Design magazine once again hits a home run with their spring, 2018 issue. My friend, Adrian Bloom’s masterwork, Bressingham Gardens, was featured in the last issue. The springmagazine tips a hat to another friend’s horticultural expertise, Matthew Benson. Matthew is not only a fantastic plantsman, author and cook, he is also an award-winning photographer.…

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IN SEARCH OF PERFECT PLANTS!

I have been a long-time fan of Richard Hawke and the plant evaluation trials that he oversees at Chicago Botanic Garden, an extraordinary public garden. The 2.5 acre Bernice E. Lavin Plant Evaluation Garden (Zone 5b) has been the testing ground for over 40 different genera, many of which are perennials. The winter issue of…

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Holllister House Gardens is a MUST Visit

Last week I excitedly opened the winter issue of Garden Design and was once again treated to a collection of stunningly beautiful photographs complemented with valuable design and plant tips. The first feature I dove into was about Hollister House Gardens in Litchfield County, Connecticut. (photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo) This 25-acre public garden has…

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Jazz up your Winter Landscape

It’s time I faced reality and accepted the fact that wi….wint….winte…winter (I said it!) is around the corner. Winters can be very long in Maine. To help combat the winter blues, I like creating attention-grabbing winter vignettes, both in the front landscape, as well as in the sightlines of commonly used rooms, like my home…

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Garden Design is ‘pumpkined’ out!

The Autumn issue of Garden Design is another home run! There are so many incredible features. As I leaf through the 145 page, ad-free magazine, I cannot decide which enticing article to read first. The 38-page head-turner on ‘Great American Trees’ grabs my attention. In addition to featuring breathtaking native specimens for many different hardiness…

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