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Vibrant Viburnums

After magnolias, viburnums are my favourite flowering shrubs.  A large family, Michael A. Dirr has devoted an entire book to them called “Viburnums  Flowering Shrubs for every Season”.  From our native species like the nannyberry and arrowwood viburnums that grow by the roadside to the highly scented spring flowering burkwood and koreanspice viburnums from Asia, there

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Containers

Remember to water your container plantings every day, maybe even twice a day on scorching summer days. Nothing will kill your beautiful plants faster than a hot dry container. Think about sitting in the middle of Death Valley in July! Container plantings are your personal bit of living art, a garden in miniature. You can

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Garden Critters

I found this little guy in an oak tree at Sheridan Nurseries, Georgetown.  He’s a gray tree frog and was singing his little lungs out until I showed up.  Then he made like a piece of lichen, very convincing 🙂

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Cats and Gardens

Cats and gardens go together, like cats and artists, cats and writers, cats and pretty much anything as far as I’m concerned. This is Moses, my beautiful one eyed Arabian Mau who came from the streets of Dubai as a tiny kitten.  He loves the garden and peruses his territory, nibbling on grasses and catmint like

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digging a hole

And Plant!!

It helps to have some young brawn (in this case my son) to dig the holes for you 🙂 This is the gorgeous magnolia “Butterflies”, one of the rarer yellow magnolias.  Magnolias are an old group of flowering shrubs and trees dating back to the Cretaceous period.  Just think these beauties were around with Tyrannosaurus

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Get Set…Tips on hand care

We all love gardening but it can wreak havoc on our hands.  Here are some tips that I have discovered now that I am working as a custom planter designer and working in dirt and water all day.  First find a good pair of gardening gloves with rubberized fingers and a tight fabric weave.  If

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Get Ready…

Gardeners, time to wash your gloves, clean your tools and get ready for a new season of hope, heartache and hard work!

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