Hardscaping

How to balance garden desires

There comes a time in every gardener’s life when she realizes she can’t grow it all. Gardeners by their very nature fall in love with most plants, especially new ones, and cottage gardeners like me? We have no self-control. That’s probably how cottage gardening started. The lady of the manor...

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Rebecca’s garden is indeed a sweet space

There is nothing like visiting the garden of a friend, especially when that friend is one you don’t get to hang out with all the time. It was a thrill to finally see Rebecca Sweet’s garden a couple of weeks ago while at Garden Bloggers’ Fling in San Francisco. I’ve...

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Four ways Pinterest changed the gardener in me.

A week or so ago, I gave a speech on how social media platforms like Pinterest changed the gardener in me. Social media is also always in flux, so I did some research especially for photo sharing services like Picasa/Google+, Photobucket and Flickr. I don’t use the last two...

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A look back at RDR’s late spring/early summer 2010

Because I just can’t help myself, here is a look back at RDR’s late spring and early summer in 2010 going backward in fact. I’m working on an article on annuals, so this morning, I’m perusing my summer photos. This shot looks good because the creamy white blooms of...

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Garden influences? Please share.

For a moment, let’s consider those who came before us. Who or what compelled you to place your first seed in the warm earth? Was it a parent or grandparent? Did you once visit a famous garden like Montrose in North Carolina or Stourhead in Wiltshire, England? Did you...

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