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Photos from My Yard

Tonight when I got home, the lighting was perfect casting shadows and highlights across the entire landscape. I love how the landscape changes daily in the spring, so I captured some of the spring color and foliage with my iPhone. My resolution this year is to always have my Cannon D90 with me to get projects and work photographed at … READ MORE

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Masters of Design: Russell Page (1906-1985)

“I know more about plants than most designers, and more about design than most plantsmen.” – (Montague) Russell Page (image from here)   Recognized Style: Neoclassical, Formal parterres, European with Middle Eastern influences   Page’s interest in gardening started at a young age with an early appreciation of Lawrence Johnston’s designs at Hidcote. With additional studies of sixteenth to the nineteenth French … READ MORE

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Happy First Day of Spring

Even though the temperature is less than 10 degrees above freezing, the sun was shining to welcome the first day of spring. In the garden there are a few additional reminders that warm weather is right around the corner. The images above are taken on my in-law’s new property about a mile from my house. It is a wooded lot … READ MORE

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Outdoor Kitchen Best Pratices

On Wednesday we participated in a webinar on outdoor kitchen best practices with Russ Faulk from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet.  You never know how webinars are going to go, but this was very insightful and well presented. I highly recommend to anyone thinking of installing an outdoor kitchen to watch if offered again (watch the Kalamazoo website). (Image from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet) Outdoor kitchens … READ MORE

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Garden Events for 2013

The slower pace of the winter months allows me time to plan for the coming year, which is normally busy from March to December.  Every year I make notes of the events and shows I want to attend, and work hard to step away to go. Below is a list of the items on my calendar this year. If you … READ MORE