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First, Do No Harm: Coping with Snow on Trees

By | 2018-02-20T20:41:08+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|

This extremely rude specimen has been affectionately named "Happy" - and I always avert my eyes when brushing off the snow. I'd like that bit of errant bark to make me smile just as broadly in ten years as it does now. An end-of-days snowfall is coming to the Mid-Atlantic this afternoon, if [...]

When Everyone Is Watching: Garden Design for Non-Designers

By | 2018-02-20T20:41:10+00:00 November 19th, 2015|

A front-and-center garden puts artwork on display and invites accolades or criticism. I've got nothing but accolades for this Oregon homeowner. Designing a garden is a humbling experience, period. But when your design is instantly on display because you are planting an entrance or a driveway, it’s a worrying experience. And, [...]