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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 5 / Shaping Your Landscape

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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 5 Shaping Your Landscape Seeing the Shapes The details of whatever you will be making are often best sorted out functionally and visually where they will come into being. Whether regarding stone projects, wooden structures, garden bed shapes or individual tree and plant placements, opportunities and problems will show themselves with […]

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November Nor’easter

………………………………………………………………. * The small grove of Maples I pass each late night Today were moon – lit Cross black blue and star white. …………… Nor’easter behind them, Their yellow leaf  hands Waved wildly at me, Those last leaves of the stand. ……………… Soon to be fallen, tonight was so dear, “Till next year” we said […]

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Plant Names and Why They Matter

“Most of us are bored with gossip and photographs of people we do not know. The beginner feels the same way about plants”[1] … The plant scene becomes more interesting when you understand the cast of characters a bit. To develop relationships with the plant players, you will want to get to know them as […]

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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 4 / The Logic of your Property

Landscape Advisories Chapter 4 THE PATH TO UNIFIED LOGIC As with almost everything, thinking in relationships will lead to unity in the outcome. Unity in both the functional and pictorial aspects of a place can best be accomplished if the designed portions are located and shaped for good relationships to other parts of the landscape […]

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My Lucky Clover

OXALIS TRIANGULARIS …………………………………………………..Racket Shreve ………………………………….. I know that I have been very lucky to have had this lovely Oxalis in my life for so many years. Though sometimes these clovers are called ‘false Shamrocks’, Luck is where you find it. This is an ever  pleasing and easy to please plant that I would not want […]

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