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Iron fountain serves as a container garden and centerpiece of the English rose garden. Boxwood are just cuttings at this point.

Ornamental Elements in the Garden

 Ornamental elements create visual interest, provide function, and express your style, adding much value to the garden. While much time and attention goes to planting and maintaining garden beds, we don’t always think about adding embellishments. I’ve enjoyed adding antiquities and other vintage type ornaments fitting for our Victorian era home. I’ll share the worth […]

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Baby bunnies in bird bath terrarium

The Bunny Bakery Garden

Breeding English Angora and Holland Lops is one of my current hobbies. These cute balls of fluff are photographic subjects that pair well with grandchildren. The bird bath in the secret garden is a favorite spot to snap pictures of these babies. Several years ago, this bird bath was designated as the Bunny Bakery by […]

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Seeds harvested at the Monticello gardens are packaged with this design. The artist depicted the current gardens featuring the replica of a pavilion Thomas Jefferson had built in the early 1800's. This was a favorite spot to sit and read. Unfortunately the original blew down in a storm.

Monticello Seed Packets with Vintage Style Art

Vintage style seed packets captured my attention as we stepped into the well-manicured garden.  The boxwood-lined Colonial Garden is one of several historic gardens of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Flowers and vegetables were easily identified with a little stake bearing the intricate black and white drawings on the packets. A closer inspection of […]

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Basket of pomegranates

Pomegranate Picking Time

Thank you, Lord, for our pomegranate tree. I never dreamed of having one.  Our pomegranate tree has been bearing fruit for over 20 years. It was a surprise gift that keeps on giving. This tree gets a lot of attention because it’s on the side of our home that borders a highway. Numerous people have […]

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Back yard quiet time setting

Fall Fountain Feature

Autumn brings new possibilities with styling of the beloved pumpkin. Urns and fountains are my favorite container garden opportunities. Last week, an opportunity presented itself to merge the two. While working for a friend, I moved her pumpkin to the fountain and softened it with plantings. Her quiet time area has a new centerpiece, and […]

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