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My Mum’s Spring Garden

I published this post last summer, long after these photos were taken.  However, with spring a few days away and North American gardens beginning to wake up, I keep thinking of them.  The post seems far more relevant and topical … Continue reading

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Snowy Garden Favourites

I have been unusually sequestered lately, and restricted to viewing my garden from indoors, a situation not unusual in Canadian winters.  In addition to unusual factors, Southern Ontario was hit by a heavy snowstorm last week.  While lying about feeling … Continue reading

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August Garden Favourites

Admittedly, there is no month in the garden that I do not look forward to.   Each has its special flavour, part of the routine passage of time marked with reassuring beauty each year, a reminder that life is truly … 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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Underplanting

“Eh?!  What’s that?” you ask.  Well, underplanting is a really nifty and easy concept in gardening that magnifies the impact of the plants you put in.  We grow plants we are attracted to.  We place them in clever combinations that look … Continue reading

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Lovers in the Garden

Uh-oh.  If you found this post when you were looking for the reason all the faults of mankind are blamed on women, then try adding  “Bible” or “Eden” to your search terms.  This is not a post about Adam and … Continue reading

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Gardening to Sell

Living in the Toronto area, the subject of selling real estate is never far from one’s mind.  We have long had one of the most incessantly frenetic real estate markets in the country, if not the world.  Unlike in quainter … Continue reading

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