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The Gift of Memories

  It's so easy to get swept along in the frenzy of shopping malls, tinsel and wrapping paper. Trying to find the perfect gift for each friend and family member can become an exhausting challenge rather than a heartfelt expression. Yet there may be a few people on your list who really don't need another…

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Gifts for Garden Lovers 2019

I'd love to help you select some special gifts this season – gifts to bring smiles and joy, gifts that show your love and appreciation. All these gifts are ones that I can personally recommend. For Young Garden Helpers With a granddaughter who is now a toddler, it's been so much fun to encourage her…

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The Lifelong Gardener: Book Review and Giveaway

When I'm asked to teach about reducing garden maintenance and making things easier to manage,  I begin by asking "What do you love most about gardening? What brings you joy?" I believe that adaptive gardening, whether due to physical challenges or simply getting older shouldn't be about giving things up, but rather about ensuring that…

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One Special Tree – Four Outstanding Seasons

We all want instant gratification in our gardens; plant today – fabulousness tomorrow. At some point most of us have learned the hard way that plants just don't work to our schedule and we have to wait for the plants to fill in and mature before they really fulfill our vision. Yet occasionally I come…

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Golden Moments from Chanticleer

Leave it to Chanticleer Garden to always surprise, to always leave you wondering "Can I do that?" No matter how often I visit I'm left in awe and utterly enchanted. Last month I had the opportunity (aka excuse) to visit once again, this time with my husband Andy. I was scheduled to speak locally so…

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