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A Seaside Kitchen Garden with Raised Beds

I happened upon this lovely seaside garden in the village of Roscanvel. The plants and flowers in the raised beds are all carefully labeled. The beds are arranged in a grid pattern with grapevines and apple trees growing along the back wall.  23 more words

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Nantes "Jardin des Plantes" Part 2: Art at the Botanical Gardens

My first post on the Jardin des Plantes in Nantes was about the hothouses and scientific garden, this one focuses on the  art installations and statues. 59 more words

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A Narrow Orchard Garden Overlooking the Ocean

If I had visited this garden somewhere in the countryside, I would merely have thought it was a pretty garden like many others. What makes this one truly exceptional is its location on the coast of Roscanvel in Bittany. 97 more words

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Brittany Canals, Cottage Gardens at the Locks - Part 1

While visitors may on occasion complain about the weather, the gardens of Brittany benefit from abundant rainfall and moderately high temperatures in the summer. The Brittany countryside is lush and green year round, and so are the gardens. 154 more words

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Anne Hathaway's Cottage

I like it when you visit somewhere really old, and you get a sense of what it might have been like to live there. This seems especially to be the case when you visit somewhere small and homely rather than grand or palatial, somewhere like Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford. 513 more words

You Need a Garden Journal.

Anyone with a garden needs a garden journal. Why? Indulge me while I enumerate a few examples, in a Q & A format, of cocktail hour, garden observations that pose questions and present critical-ish thinking. 611 more words