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Personal Touches Make all the Difference

Give your garden soul with careful selection and placement of sentimental objects

Fine Gardening - Issue 142
As a garden designer, I always make it a point to bring my clients to my garden to show them my personal style but, more important, to give them a glimpse of what their own garden can look like in years to come. When seeing my garden for the first time, many exclaim: “Give me this! This is exactly what I want.” To which I must answer, “Sorry, no can do.” I then explain that what I can do is create a framework by laying down the bones of the garden, and help clients fill it in with beautiful and appropriate plantings. But I truly believe that people must add their own personality to their garden. No amount of money can do it for you, and you can’t learn it from a book. It’s got to come from your past experiences and from your heart. Breathing life into a garden…

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  1. RoxanneR 05/26/2019

    Your garden work-bench is delightful...but I shudder to think what would happen to something similar in my Maryland garden with the heavy downpours of summer!!!!

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