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I'm a former rocket scientist turned garden designer (on TV and IRL). 
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I'm also and author, entrepreneur and activist who thinks she can help save the planet (and make it a whole lot prettier) by teaching everyone a little something about landscape design. 


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There’s that moment with a picture on instagram, where you must find the whole account of the person who posted.  As it loads, you hope that every other picture is as good as that first one that caught your eye.  And the joy, when you’ve stumbled on a real treasure. I was drawn to the […]

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Something went wrong (in the best way) when I recently ordered a few clematis vines to add to my garden. I was in the mood to add a few fantastic climbing vines to my garden. I was expecting 4 plants. But when the boxes arrived, I somehow got 16 (this is obviously not a complaint, […]

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For over 25 years, running has been a constant in my life but with the recent onset of knee pain, my orthopedist has advised I pick a new form of exercise — which has led me to yoga. I’ve toyed around with yoga as a way to stretch and meditate over the past couple of years, but […]

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Beautiful Berries - 7 Shrubs for flower arranging Viburnum Brandywine

Right, let’s talk about types of berries. Not the kind you eat, but the kind that provide tiny little details to the garden, that feed wildlife, that look beautiful in flower arrangements, and make for excellent floral cuttings. I’ve evolve quite a few favorites over the years. Berry shrubs, along with good foliage shrubs are […]

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By CHERYL PARKER I’ve grown a cutting garden for three years. Every year I dream of sitting down on a cold wintry day by the fire with catalogs and a sketchpad to layout my garden plans. Yet somehow each year winter comes and goes, and I find myself standing in my local nursery planning in […]

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Guests are usually surprised when I tell them that our willow arbor only cost $35. Back in 2005, I spent $8 plus shipping for four hybrid willows…

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