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March 2011

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    Lessons From Legendary Flora Grubb Gardens

    On my 2010 trip, a Bay Area friend and I hooked up at Flora's. The place just knocked me out. It's about time I paid homage to The Divine Ms.…

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    Harmonious hues

    Delicate pinkish-purple flowers of Japanese toad lily (Tricyrtis 'Sinonome' ) peek through the swordlike foliage of a purple-leaved cabbage tree (Cordyline australis 'Purple Tower'). This fall...

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    A subtle weave

    This planting relies on the interplay of both contrasts and similarities. Feathery mauve seed heads of fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry') contrast texturally with the stiff, bristly...

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    If You Spray Your Roses When Should You Start

    When you start spraying your roses can be just as important as what you use. Here is a tip to get your roses off to a great start this winter.

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    All About Containers

    The nurseries are fully stocked and open for business, so get out there and design some containers. Follow the links below to find articles, videos, and tips to improve your…

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    READER PHOTOS! Springtime ice

    Today's photos are from Amy in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She says, "I really abhor the ice and hail this close to spring, but it melts quickly and I love the little…

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    Reflections at Chanticleer, revisited

    Way back in January of 2010 I posted a photo from the ruins garden at Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania, but I just found a few more and thought you all…

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    Highlighting a gorgeous tree

    I stumbled upon this little stairway vignette a few years ago on a garden tour hosted by Tangletown Gardens in Minneapolis. I love how the white pots harmonize with the…

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    READER PHOTO! Drumsticks and coneflowers

    Today's photo is from Gregory Smaus in Seattle, Washington. He says, "Here is oneĀ  of my favorite photos from my own garden. I like it because it shows the fun…

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    A purple and white combo for full sun

    Here's a great full-sun combo designed by my friend Rebecca Batchie for a garden in South Kent, Connecticut. I love how it's a subtle and cohesive mix of white/cream and…