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I know I have mentioned it before, but my garden really is a test bed for a huge variety of garden experiments.   I can’t help myself….perhaps it is the physicist in me….but I am always putting some theroy or method to the test in my own garden-y way.

Care to see the projects and the conclusions or ongoing lab trials I have currently going on?    Join me in the slideshow….

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Make sure you check out all my other GDRT cohorts and their stories of their own gardens.


Susan Morrison : Blue Planet Garden Blog : East Bay, CA

Rebecca Sweet : Gossip In The Garden : Los Altos, CA

Pam Penick : Digging : Austin, TX

Mary Gallagher Gray : Black Walnut Dispatch : Washington, D.C.

Jocelyn Chilvers : The Art Garden : Denver, CO

Deborah Silver : Dirt Simple : Detroit, MI

Debbie Roberts : A Garden of Possibilities : Stamford, CT

Christina Salwitz : Personal Garden Coach : Renton, WA

Andrew Keys : Garden Smackdown : Boston, MA

11 Responses to Garden Designer’s Roundtable: A Report From My Own Experiment Garden

  1. I vote wholeheartedly for the bottom paint color (the more pale yellow), especially with Cotinus, don’t paint the picnic table, and when I came to visit you and your garden, I don’t recall ANY mention of a zip line. Um, we’re going to have to do something about that!

  2. I agree wholeheartedly with Andy – the bottom color gets my vote. Thanks for sharing your experiments with us, too! I’ve had the same experience with bok choi – I blame the vegetable, not our gardening skills. But then, that’s what I always say. 😉

  3. For the barn, go modern. Choose the lighter colour for the whole of the building, but do random strips of various thicknesses along the siding.

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