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Month: November 2017

Books: “The Tulip” By Anna Pavord

Books: “The Tulip” By Anna Pavord

“I suppose there must be one or two people in the world who choose to not like tulips, but such an aberration is scarcely credible.” – Anna Pavord The Tulip: The Story of a Flower that has Made Men Mad – By Anna Pavord, 1999. The allure of the tulip is well known. One of the earliest and the most impressive of the Spring bulbs, tulips have been planted the world over in home gardens, palaces, and magnificent public parks. Tulips are beloved…

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Some Recent Before and After Pics

Some Recent Before and After Pics

I have actually remembered to take some pictures of work that I have done. I think what appeals to me so much about decorative gardens as work is the feeling of creating order out of chaos. Which is why my favorite place to work is in well designed, but majorly overgrown gardens. Unfortunately I am not the best photographer, and am bad at remembering to stand in the exact same place. It’s not entirely my fault, the sun makes it…

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The End of Fall Work and Into the Winter

The End of Fall Work and Into the Winter

I have been remiss in making blog posts as I try to finish Fall work and prepare for Winter. The Palouse region has four-season weather, but as anyone who has lived here knows, those season lengths are not consistent. Around a month after it really came into being Fall, the weather is wintery already. We’ve already had a morning snow storm, and a few days of snow sticking around. There was a period of consistently freezing nights, though we’ve in…

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