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A Weekly Walk

A Weekly Walk

Last week one of the callers to GardenLine mentioned that she walked through her garden every Saturday morning so that she’d know what to call in about that morning. Since callers make the radio show really live, I’m thrilled that she was looking for...
Instant Gardens?

Instant Gardens?

As I walk though the new landscape at Poison Ivy Acres, I’m seeing what is there, but I’m also looking into the future. I notice the blue spruce, Rhododendrons, and Hollywood juniper we planted on the property line. It will be wonderful when those Rhododendrons are...
Front Yards

Front Yards

In a recent email from Wayne Winterrowd he commented on a visit to our property shortly after we moved in: “I LOVED the fact that you were putting your vegetable garden in the front lawn!” When Wayne visited, the slope between the front of the house and the road had...
A First Snow

A First Snow

Yesterday we had our first snowfall of the winter. I was thrilled. Although my adult self worries about getting out the next morning, there is still a child in me that feels like every snowstorm is a celebration. This morning the landscape is transformed. Because the...
I Love This Plant – Campanula ‘Bernice’

I Love This Plant – Campanula ‘Bernice’

I love this Campanula: Campanula trachelium ‘Bernice’. It is a perennial that I didn’t bring with me when I moved to Poison Ivy Acres, so I’ll need to start with new ‘Bernice’ plants next season. For me this plant grew to about 2...
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