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The Summer Container Plantings

May 21, 2019 0

The demand for landscape design and installation has been one after the other this spring.  I am sure you can tell, given how few and far between my posts have been of late. Our persistently […]

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At A Glance: The Library

May 18, 2019 0

My last post about the restoration of the paper mache cherubs included the above picture.  The cherubs aside, I had a number of comments about my library, and requests for more information about it.  As […]

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Spring, Detroit Garden Works Style

May 17, 2019 0

Rob decides when we will have spring. Ha. He knows just like every other gardener that the arrival of spring is attended by many false starts and deceptive signs. And at just that moment when […]

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The Cotehele Holiday Garland

May 16, 2019 0

Courtesy of an article in the holiday issue of the British edition of Country Living, I became acquainted with a National Trust property in England known as Cotehele. The property features a rambling stone manor […]

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Spring At Detroit Garden Works: An Addendum

May 15, 2019 0

As I was writing about the spring opening of Detroit Garden Works, it occurred to me that what the shop does best is reflect the taste and sensibilities of a wide range of gardeners. I […]

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Planting Spring Pots

May 14, 2019 0

My penchant for planting containers for spring is based on several factors. At 30 years old, it seemed like an infinite number of springs were ahead. If I skipped planting fall bulbs, or spring pots, […]

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April 2, 2019

May 13, 2019 0

What was noteworthy about this past Tuesday, the second of April? We planted containers and flower beds at 5095 for spring, 3 weeks earlier than last year. Our first spring planting. The morning was decidedly […]

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A Spring Mix

May 12, 2019 0

We plant loads of containers in April in celebration of the spring season. The length, depth, and breadth of that planting is informed and driven by those materials available that can tolerate the chill. Farmed […]

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The 2019 Tulips

May 11, 2019 0

A few days ago I drove to Metamora to see a client. For those of you not in my area, it took over an hour and a half to make the trip out and back. […]

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The Cloister Style Pergola, Part Two

May 10, 2019 0

You may not have read in November of last year a post about a landscape renovation that we have had underway since June of 2018. A part of this project in process involves the design […]