Category Archives: Garden Design

There’s Power In A Single Tree

Print PDFUrban neighborhoods benefit even from tiny trees Planting Trees For People & The Planet During the recent heat dome event, walking through my increasingly urban neighborhood made the value of neighborhood trees clear. Even as temperatures soared, places where … Continue reading

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Books That Build Us

Print PDFBooks I Love Books That Become Friends Yesterday a dear friend sent me an article by Salman Rushdie called Ask Yourself Which Books You Truly Love. The author talks about the power of story and the kind of stories … Continue reading

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Ancient Weeds Don’t Give Up Easily

Print PDFDino food is still with us Out, Out Damned Horsetail This weekend I visited a wonderful older garden with a magnificent berm overlooking Puget Sound. It was good to have such a satisfying vista to admire because looking at … Continue reading

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Garden Valentines

Print PDFLittle birds embroidering the snow Gardens As Living Love Today, snow lies deep around our snug little home and the neighborhood gardens are transformed into soft humps and curves. There’s enough snow to keep most people indoors, and without … Continue reading

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