Plants

A round up of garden design ideas inspired by a merimekko summer dres

Garden Inspiration From a Fresh New Merimekko Dress

I am so happy to play around with design in a way that I haven’t in a long long time. Years ago, I had a ...
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an artsy craft - leaf stained glass

How to Collage Leaves into Attractive Decor

  My garden has temporarily faded into the rather boring doldrums of summer.  Spring came late and really dragged its feet, but its profusion of ...
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My Easy Strategy to Phase out a Struggling Lawn

My Easy Strategy to Phase out a Struggling Lawn

It's not my style to obsess about a perfect carpet of lawn but I do have standards for health that are just not being met ...
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How to Plant a Tree So That it Doesn't Die

How to Plant a Tree So That it Doesn’t Die

Whose fitbit steps have multiplied in these last few weeks?  I absolutely love watching the fitness numbers tick up as I bustle around the garden, ...
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Great alternatives for beloved plants that are just too big

They Are Too Big! 4 Great Alternatives for Beloved Plants that Don’t Fit

How on earth did that small arborvitae I planted in front of the house get so huge? It happens all the time. Either a previous ...
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The language of flowers - saying what you really mean - with flowers (click through for more msgs)

The Language of Flowers: Combinations to Say What You Really Mean

Have you ever read The Language of Flowers?  It is a sweet novel that will appeal to anyone who has ideas about living a charming ...
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