Category Archives: The Flowering Border

Last Bow

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White and to my surprise, dusty pink to mauve flowers are dominating the garden now. I didn’t plan it this way, but some of the perennials like Phlox David have grown so huge they are threatening to choke are choking … Continue reading

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July Garden

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There is a point in midsummer where the garden suddenly changes. The spring greens are long gone and a unified summer green emerges. The once emerald lawn has now lost its luster. My friend Mermer recently said about this that, … Continue reading

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Moon Garden Room – an update of images

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The first time I had heard of planting a single-color garden was when I read a book about the White Garden at Sissinghurst. British novelist and poet Vita Sackville-West and her husband, diplomat and author Sir Harold Nicolson, designed and … Continue reading

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Seasonal shots of Don’s garden

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A friend asked me to make a separate area on the blog to just look at photos of my garden. So here it is.

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Plant Swap with Friends

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I recently added a bluestone patio that has caused the need for yet another border! Not wanting to go out and buy more plants I combed my garden and found a few crowded in plants, including some boxwoods. The new … Continue reading

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The Hot Border- July

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If you are starting to consider planting cactus in your garden my sympathies are with you. We are in a drought- the most serious one I, or others who have lived here much longer than my 16 years, can recall … Continue reading

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The Value of Green in the Flowering Border- Design

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Some designers /gardeners are jamming lots of interesting textures into a flowering border but in many instances they are over doing it in my humble opinion! Plant breeders have gone overboard too; making every plant variegated with crazy combinations of … Continue reading

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