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Developing Your Style

Style is defined as a particular way of doing something.

We all have our own way of doing things….whether it’s choosing our clothes,...

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Garden Inspiration in Pennsylvania

One of my favorite activities is exploring gardens. Private or public, all gardens inspire our own outdoor spaces in many ways. I encourage...

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Tic-Tac-Topiary

My world has been extremely busy lately. I often find myself jumping from one project to the next without much of a breather. For my own sanity, it...

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A Few Boston Gardens

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Annual Conference in Boston. It was...

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Some Lovely Gardens in Memphis

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at the Cooper-Young Garden Walk in Memphis, Tennessee. As many of you know I LOVE visiting...

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Garden Stripes

As we approach the fourth of July here in the US with all the patriotic colors and symbols that accompany it I began thinking about how these are...

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Garden Triangles

I enjoy connecting patterns seen in fashion to garden design, so when my daughter purchased a pair of socks covered in triangles I began my search...

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Garden Hearts

Since February is the month of love I thought it would be fun to go on a garden heart scavenger hunt. Some of my finds are below and many more can...

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My Sketchbook

I always carry a sketchbook with me.  It's my place to capture ideas...whether in words or images.  I started this quest to save my...

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Chevron Garden
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines chevron as a shape, pattern or object in the form of a V or an upside-down V.  It can also be shown proudly...
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Draw Your Plants Video: Contoneaster
In my last post I discussed how drawing your plants are a great way to learn them. It's easy for me to encourage you to try it, but I wanted to...
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Draw Your Plants to Learn Them

As gardeners we strive to learn as many plants as possible.  We learn by weeding around them, taking photos and notes, and simply working with...

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Two Trips: Wisconsin and Georgia
In the past couple of weeks I had the opportunity to visit two lovely states: Wisconsin and Georgia. The first is an old friend, while the latter I...
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Design at Disney

A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to visit Disney World for spring break.  I think I was just as excited as my kids (maybe even...

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Three Ways to Love Your Garden Before Spring Arrives

Once the holidays end in December, it seems that January and February can dwell on as we yearn for spring to arrive. To add a bright light to these...

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15 Gardens in One Afternoon

This past week I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) annual conference in Orlando,...

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Details in the Garden

A couple of months ago I visited a small, yet amazing garden in central Iowa. I learned something that day:  size doesn't matter...it's...

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