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Plain to Pretty - Adding Personality to a Fence

The strict lines of the former owner’s lawn was too much for me. How could such a pretty lawn look so….boring?

This fence sits outside my office window and looking at the plain, brown ground was too lifeless for me. 174 more words

From Jenny's Garden

Waiting for Crickets

Waiting for Crickets

It will be late summer
before we meet again.
During this long advent,
I must content myself
with the rustle of brown leaves, 115 more words

rereading a page

rereading a page

hosta leaves
still green
begin to rest
on the ground

and will

turn gold


Ellen Grace Olinger
September 2014

Grief And Acceptance

Favorite Nurseries: A Visit to Plainview Farm

Yesterday, I joined friends from the Foothills Garden Club for a visit to one of my favorite nurseries, Plainview Farm in North Yarmouth, Maine. Plainview Farm combines the strengths of the small specialty nurseries that are extensions of the owners’ homes and gardens and the larger garden centers with their broad range of products and plants. 325 more words


Trouser time

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows a really good excuse for taking a break from a painting job.

Our good spell of weather ended with a day of strong winds.  772 more words


A Garden on the Move

We’ve been experiencing some very autumny weather the past couple days in mid-Michigan, which makes it the perfect time to start ripping out spent vegetable plants and replacing them with some perennial transplants. 312 more words


The following is a great list of drought resistant plants to add to your garden. These plants will generally need less water than fruiting ones and some can tolerate a decent amount of shade.

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