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Another wonderful webinar class today with Fergus Garrett at Great Dixter. 🌱 This one was about the use and management of “self-sowing” flowers, which are hardy annuals that can reseed themselves year after year, such as forget-me-nots, poppies, nigella, larkspur, and daisies. As Fergus explained, this group of plants add joy, atmosphere and layers toContinue reading “from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAtlIrNgz2E/”

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St Francis, patron saint of ecology, seems to always have flowers leaning toward him. 🌱This prayer garden was a pile of leaves a year ago. A few pink woodland geraniums, silvery-leaved Brunnera with blue flowers, the growing shoots of Goat’s beard and a few other easy shade-loving perennials have helped it fill in nicely. 🌱Continue reading “from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CArKcSLABxi/”

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A few hundred shades of green in the Cottage garden today, as well as a bit of blue and purple. 🌱 Have a great Sunday! . . #havenwoodgardens #pleachedhornbeam #sedumacre #boxwood #arborvitae #pierisjaponica #geraniumorion #beardediris #forgetmenots #alliumpurplesensation #clematisguernseycream #physocarpusopulifoliussummerwine #gardengram #cottagegarden

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Doublefile Viburnum in the Woodland 🌱 Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ – let it roll off your tongue. 😉 . A bit of interesting info from one of the best US garden plant websites, Missouri Botanical: . . {‘Mariesii’ is a doublefile viburnum noted for its distinctively layered horizontal branching… The wild form (f. tomentosum)Continue reading “from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAfoyOqABEd/”

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I was working on this little woodland patch this evening until dark, filling it in with golden-edged hosta to go with the Spanish bluebells. For encouragement these days, I’ve been listening to @jessray ‘a beautiful song Too Good. 🙌And then – a gorgeous sunset. . . #toogoodtobeunderstood #havenwoodgardens #naturestudyinthegarden #jessray #bluets #houstoniacaerulea #hyacinthoideshispanica #hosta #shadegardenContinue reading “from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAbvjpuAy7h/”