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Rise And Shine | Dirt Simple

January 2, 2021 0

We designed and installed the landscape here in 2015, part of which included a large blue stone landing linking the driveway to the front door. I always appreciate the opportunity to design the hard surfaces […]

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Lighted Steel Hoops | Dirt Simple

December 23, 2020 0

I don’t remember how long ago it was that Rob began experimenting with attaching lights to steel forms, but I would guess it was at least 10 years ago. There was a series of steel […]

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At A Glance: Recent Work

December 8, 2020 0

We are just about halfway with our holiday and winter container work. To follow are some pictures of what work we have done-and an associated before photo that gives a little insight into the studio […]

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A 2020 Winter Container: Start To Finish

November 30, 2020 0

Every winter container project presents its own unique set of challenges. Those challenges may relate to location, armature construction, materials or design. But getting the scale and proportion right is always the most difficult. A […]

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The 2020 Winter Pots Part 1

November 23, 2020 0

I have been writing about the design, construction and installation of our winter pots in great detail for a good many years. I have done so for several reasons. First and foremost, I believe the […]

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Fall Front And Center

October 23, 2020 0

Just think about it. The summer gardening season begins to wane, and every passionate gardener begins to fret. The letting go is not easy. I know I dig in my heels and ignore the obvious […]

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The 2020 Hydrangeas

September 9, 2020 0

The hydrangeas in bloom this year have been beyond gorgeous. I have never seen them better, and I have been growing hydrangeas for a long time. The object of my affection and admiration are white […]

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The 2020 Hellebores

August 20, 2020 0

The hellebores do not have to compete very hard for my attention in the spring. They are just about the only perennial game in town come late March and on into April. I will admit […]

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All Hellebores Great and Small

August 19, 2020 0

My first exposure to hellebores was likely in the 1970’s. Though gardening consumed every available moment and most of any available cash I had for plants, there were no hellebores in my yard. I could […]