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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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snow covered farm relics in flower bed

Wintery Farm Pocket Garden

Today’s friendship feature is a striking and creative pocket garden. Amongst the many hats that Jan wears, her role as farmer’s wife takes on many dimensions. She and my brother have lived on their farm all of their marriage and have developed it to a large multifaceted operation. When they got married they had a […]

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Front porch fall planting

Front Porch Fall Decor

 Fall is a favorite time to add color to the front porch.  Ornamental cabbage, kale, and mums are favorite additions to flower beds, consequently, they are often used to decorate before adding them into the landscape.      I planted annuals in the urns that sit on our front step.  The ivy needed cut back […]

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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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