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Gifts From The Garden Month

Gifts From The Garden Month

Report From PIA – April 30 Two years ago I decided to create my own month of holidays. Well, not a festival or vacation occasion, in the normal sense of the word, but a marking and a celebration. On the order of National Pickle Day, or International Speak Like a...

Why We Do The Work We Do

Report From PIA – April 29 Are the connections we make with other people what makes our work meaningful? Are the ways our gardens allow us to touch each other significant? I was at a speakers’ forum today and friend and fellow speaker Rich Pomerantz said that as...
Texture

Texture

Report From PIA – April 28 Beautiful gardens don’t just contain many flowers. It can be argued that foliage color and texture is more important to good garden design than bloom. Including big leaves, small leaves, grassy and colorful foliage is valuable, and...
Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

Report From PIA – April 26 I can’t imagine a landscape that doesn’t have a bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) in the flower garden, or tucked among shrubs and foundation plantings. This perennial is very hardy, reliable, and absolutely lovely. It lends its...
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