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What’s the difference between Preservation & Conservation (on a Mountain Reservation)

Tom and I had the pleasure of going to this amazing, formerly private estate that’s been set up as a botanical garden.  Elegant. Sublime.   Designed with the spirit of the place.  Fit into nature, Southern Highland Reserve is open once a month but you could see it on Nov. 12 for their very cool sounding… Read More

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Bare Root Pecan

Thanks for Planting Pecan Trees

Dusk and a light rain.  I’m on Sunday rounds, checking out weekend work; what got planted, moved, nailed, or tuned-up over the weekend of work.  Someone left a beer in the cooler; still cold enough so I’ll sit and observe from a chair and indulge in a breakfast porter. Under my feet, protein. Tasty protein… Read More

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Like It Rough? Rustic Touches for Modern Gardens

One of the most overlooked design elements in modern gardens is the rustic touch. Sleek lined furniture, fine crew-cut turf, solid hedges….if everything is planned and primped, then it’s all boring. Dunaway Gardens has the coolest water feature — gentle streams channeled down a hillside. Sometimes, in formal octagon shaped gardens. Sometimes coursing through carved… Read More

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