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What a difference a year makes

Last year at Casa Debbio we decided to plant a new garden on the terrace below the house. We had some pine trees removed, which has allowed a walnut tree and a fig tree to get more light and space, and gave us a new area to plant. 217 more words


Keep going

Sometimes, in the absence of joy that comes from being in love, or otherwise feeling down for whatever reason, you just have to keep going. 686 more words

Hope Ness

In praise of daffodils

The morning sun, yes, the sun, is rising through the Hope Bay Forest which comes almost right up to my front door. And there they are – in part of the large garden of perennials a strong, extraordinary woman planted many years ago with so much care and devotion – a “host of golden daffodils,” risen and now blooming. 172 more words

Hope Ness

Blossoms and Bees

April in Minnesota is an exciting month…and bee-zy as Scott’s been saying. As it awakens from winter’s sleep, it is unpredictable but lovely. With no freezing temperatures in the forecast, we had a surprise snowfall on the 28th that settled over the land. 611 more words

The last photos from yesterday’s walk at the Arboretum.

I’m looking forward to returning when the rose gardens are in bloom.

Enjoy your day!


Do you ever find life repeats itself?

I am busy right now potting up plants for people, germinating native plants, putting in Purple Passion Asparagus, Red Haven Peach, American Plum, Elderberry, Aronia Berries, Brazel Berry Blueberry, Triple Crown + Chester Blackberries, strawberries, Honey Berries, and Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry. 672 more words

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