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Not Your Mama’s Onions

Allium, flowering onion, comes in a variety of sizes, heights and versions of purple, as well as bloom times.  Allium Giganteum is very tall and large and blooms slightly later than the ones shown below.  Allium Christophii, Star of Persia, is … Continue reading

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Delphiniums are Mid-Summer Beauty Queens

For a dramatic, classic showpiece for the back of your summer garden, there are few plants more perfect than traditional delphiniums. These beauties are in season right now. For a classic look, I like the “Black Knight” and “Pacific Giants” … Continue reading

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Famous Flowers!

This is just a shortie post to encourage you all to run out and purchase the June issue of Gardens Central Magazine.  Not that I want you to go out in the SNOW FLURRIES! Why? Because, in addition to the … Continue reading

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Strange, Isn’t It? Each Blogger Inspires So Many Others . . . .

When I checked my stats last night after spending the day out visiting my university student, I was delighted and amazed!  In spite of benign neglect in recent days, my hits had spiked.  Upon review of my new comments, I … Continue reading

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Five Great Reasons to Create Your New Garden in Late Summer/Early Fall

Spring through early summer are the busiest times for people to have garden plans made up and installed (writer excepted–garden fever begins in the dead of winter for this transplanted Vancouver Islander).  Most people are excited by the warming weather … Continue reading

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July Garden

Last week was that difficult week in the summer garden when all the dramatic late-spring/early summer blooms have quit, leaving you to enjoy texture and foliage colour.  However, this week new things are budding out, so, while I wait for … Continue reading

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Photos: Garden Update

I am still deeply embroiled in planning and designing gardens, and am preparing my own for an upcoming photo shoot besides.  So, although I can’t write much I don’t want to miss sharing my daughter’s updated garden photos as the … Continue reading

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