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December 16, 2014 1 Comment

This week I got an email from someone interested in hiring me to do a planting plan. One of the things she said that stood out to me was "some of the other

June 16, 2014 0 Comments

When I was my sickest from Lyme disease I did a lot of research online, because it was about all I had the energy for. What I soon realized was that if someone

March 3, 2014 0 Comments

Well, it looks like Winter Storm Titan!!! (cue dramatic music) is fizzling out already, but that's not to say it didn't bring ice and snow with it. Luckily it's still early enough that

August 19, 2013 30 Comments

I'll admit that I'm not always the most extroverted person. When we visited the beautiful Annefield Vineyards in Saxe, Virginia, the thought of an old house in the middle of 100 rural acres

May 27, 2013 0 Comments

ICON_PLACEHOLDEREstimated reading time: 2 minutes I got a phone call the other day from a gentleman who wanted to sell me his Japanese maple. It was large and beautiful, he assured me, and

May 15, 2013 0 Comments

If I had a penny for every client who included "I want a low/no maintenance design" as part of their wish list, well... 170 pennies are in a pound, so I'd have a

April 8, 2013 6 Comments

There's a movement afoot to convince people to ditch the lawn in favor of other plants, be they edibles, ornamentals, or a mix of the two. This is not a terrible thing. A

April 3, 2013 0 Comments

Impatiens are a common, easily grown summer annual that lights up shady yards throughout the country. When I worked for my brother in Rhode Island, we used to plant over 20,000 impatiens each

March 20, 2013 10 Comments

I love a good conspiracy theory. The more outlandish the better, too. If you can connect Justin Timberlake, Kim Jong-Un, and the moon landing - we might be best friends. What I don't

October 30, 2012 0 Comments

This year I really got into containers. Sourcing unique containers is a blast and when I couldn't find the perfect color... well, spray painting pots always makes me feel like I have my