Tag Archives: Planting design

Windbreaks for the coastal garden

Seaside Landscaping – Windbreaks Do you live near the shore? Are you finding it difficult to keep things alive because the nearby ocean breezes seem to be killing off your plants in your yard or are ruining your enjoyment of … Continue reading

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Salt Tolerant Plantings

Rising water levels, freak winter storms, hurricanes and coastal flooding have all been common occurrences here in southern New England over the past two years.  What used to be a relatively protected coastline unaffected by major storms,  Connecticut has recently … Continue reading

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Containers vs. Pots for your garden and landscape

  A formal urn by Haddonstone Is it a pot or is it a container? Who knows? So, what is the difference between a pot and a container? Well, since you asked, mostly it is determined by size.  Pots are … Continue reading

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Myths of the Perennial Garden Debunked

Some of the most beautiful images ever to grace the covers of gardening books and magazines are of impeccably maintained, abundant, sweeping perennial gardens. We look at these images and dream. If only someday I won the lottery or I … Continue reading

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Creating a Cook’s Garden

By David Verespy and Barbara Wilson Do you love the savory taste of fresh garden fruits and vegetables?  In a salad, on the grill or as a side dish there is nothing better than crisp fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs … Continue reading

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Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor garden rooms have been around since the creation of the garden. However, in recent years the concept of the outdoor garden room has expanded and now includes many of the same rooms and spaces you would find inside your … Continue reading

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Hardiness Zone Map Change

Those of us with gardens in Connecticut, especially along the sound, have always been on the edge of things warmer.  We dreamed of warmer weather plants such as camellias, sweet box, gold dust plant and crape myrtle in our coastal … Continue reading

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When Life gives you Lemons … Make Lemonade

When Life gives you lemons…. Make lemonade! Hurricane Sandy has had a huge and dramatic impact on the landscape of the East Coast of the United States. However, this is not the first disaster to strike the region nor will … Continue reading

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