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The Future of Plant Hunting?

I started to write this blog post by saying that politics and policy have little impact on my gardening world but as soon as I wrote those words I realised what a nonsense they are.  879 more words


Native Plants Class-

I think I have mentioned the natives plants class I have been taking. I decided to look around my neighborhood to see what natives I could find, here they are. 26 more words

Treasure Coast Living


Ancient and mysterious. Here is a picture of the planet’s ancient past and if we are very good: a vision of our future.

When I discovered this group of lichens I couldn’t help but feel wonder. 886 more words

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Showy Mountain Ash Seedlings

My seeds of showy mountain ash (Sorbus decora), cold stratifying in the fridge, showed signs of germinating so I planted the little sproutlings in potting soil and put them in the coldest window, to delay their growth enough to allow the calendar to catch up to them. 140 more words

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Beauty takes time (some reflections on Writers' Week)

I’ve been at Writers’ Week this week, and have had a great time again. I love hanging out in the sunshine (the weather’s been fantastic), and listening to writers talk about their books. 701 more words

Books for Garden Inspiration: The Living Landscape

The long winter months when my garden is dormant provide a time for me to seek inspiration from garden books. One important source of inspiration this winter has been Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy’s… 761 more words

Garden Design

March 5, 2015


Part of how I’m getting through the last few weeks of winter is to read. Not so much for inspiration, as I pretty much know what I want my yard to look like. 424 more words