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The Grand Garden Show Rocked!

Sep 23, 2017

This epic garden show keeps getting better! This was the fifth year the Grand Garden Show was hosted at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. Over 500 gardeners representing 32 states were in attendance. This show is a bucket list MUST (at least in my opinion). The combination of great speakers, educational…

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Great lecture at the Wisconsin Hardy Plant Society

Sep 23, 2017

It’s been all fabulously positive feedback from the audience. People really related to your presentation, and took home ideas they could implement in their own. We all appreciated your insights and environmental concerns in making plant selections. Linda, program organizer, Wisconsin Hardy Plant Society

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Unique Fall-Blooming Bulbs

Sep 21, 2017

As leaves start to change color, many gardeners grab their trowels and start planting spring blooming bulbs. Depending on your hardiness zone, most spring blooming bulbs are best planted sometime in October. Conversely, late summer is ideal for installing fall blooming bulbs like Sternbergia, autumn blooming Crocus, Colchicum and Lycoris. These bulbs are typically harvested…

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Willowleaf Sunflower

Sep 18, 2017

Helianthus salicifolius This is definitely a Dr. Seus plant – very amusing looking. Helianthis salicifolius, commonly called willowleaf sunflower, is a native species of sunflower. It hails from the midwest, primarily from the Great Plains and Ozark Plateau. I first saw this unusual plant in the Bressingham Garden at the Gardens of Elm Bank in…

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Nasty Little Voles!

Sep 15, 2017

My blood pressure soared the other day when I noticed one of my Hydrangea ‘Incrediball’ had suddenly wilted. The adjacent ‘Incrediball’ seemed fine. As I drew closer to investigate, I noticed a small hole at the base of the shrub. Upon closer inspection, I discovered a tunnel and cavity underneath the shrub, where roots used…

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Sooooo excited about your new book!

Sep 8, 2017

I AM SOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT YOUR NEW BOOK!!! I can hardly contain myself. Lol. Seriously haven’t been this excited in a long time…  Donna

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Priase for Flowering Vines Webinar

Aug 18, 2017

My goodness this was wonderful to be able to learn something on line when I have the time to look at it. Can’t wait to use some of the vine ideas on a front entrance area to my church. It has big cedar trees that had the lower branches cut off and now they look…

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Your shade gardening book is so helpful!

Aug 17, 2017

I attended both of your lectures at the Maryland Master Gardeners Training Day, May 2017. Bought your book “Seeing Your Way Out of the Dark”. We live on a 2.5 acre wooded lot and your book was the information needed. Your beautiful book is creased and dog eared and loved. Thank you for inspiring me…

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You have inspired me with my Shade Garden

Aug 16, 2017

I am a HUGE fan of yours!  I was hooked after I watched your Hydrangea video on YouTube. I lost my Grandmother in January and she was an amazing gardener. I have been struggling with her loss and wanted to create a wonderful garden that I know she would be proud of. I have ordered…

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Creating Magic in Small Spaces

Aug 14, 2017

I have been reading my way through Garden Design’s summer magazine. Given this issue has 149 AD-FREE pages and the publication’s dimensions (8.5” x 11”) are the largest of any garden magazine I know, I will be engrossed in this gorgeous magazine for months! Sadly, this is causing a dilemma with some of my other…

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