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The classic rose garden with carefully selected old garden roses filled with memories and scents of childhood visits to England's gorgeous gardens falls to ruin under the weight of downed trees and and the wake of neglect. But help emerges as memory awakens. See it here and the plans for recovery with a hands-on learning workshop on growing roses organically.
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published on March 09, 2017
Lost Horizons: A Garden Left to Fend on its Own
The garden at Woodhull Hedge House lays dormant and wild for several years after storm damage, tree fall, hardscape destruction, weed takeovers, and the owner's distraught outlook. But where there's a will, there's a way. See how here.
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published on January 19, 2017
My Year of the Dragon : The Perfect Storm
"If I had to choose a word to best describe my dog-with-a-bone determination and recovery capabilities, my scarlet letter would be a big 'R.'" See why Linda Pastorino had to muster all her reserves to save her house and garden.
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published on September 30, 2016
Woodhull Hedge House - Defining Boundaries
See how an antique dealer/designer of just about everything creates a magnificent garden. Linda tells all!
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published on August 13, 2016
Woodhull Hedge House Garden Remembered and Reimagined
An antique dealer/designer chronicles the rise and fall of her 15 year-old garden in her column,Woodhull Hedge House Garden Remembered and Re Imagined. She explores her dreams and journey to translate European 17th and 18th c design principles to a Pre-revolutionary period farm house and also the aftermath and psychological derailment from severe storm damage and years of neglect. See it here.
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published on June 20, 2016
Street Life
Life on the street is easy in Mendocino County's towns, where gardens abound no matter the space. They front businesses, inns, parking lots, abandoned properties, motorcycle shops, and houses. Flowers gone wild flourish along roadsides. Check them out here.
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published on August 08, 2014
If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit
Don't throw out your old favorite shoes or boots! Rosalie Stanley, our garden project guru tells how to fit these family endearments into your garden.
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published on March 01, 2011
Collectors Corner
Wondering what to do with all those interesting collectibles you've got stashed away? Put them in your garden! Rosalie Stanley, garden artist/gardener, tells how.
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published on February 01, 2011
Out of the Kitchen into the Garden
Old kitchen items are perfect for containers for small plants and succulents. Just think of it - many already have holes for drainage. Check it out here and see how pretty they are.
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published on June 27, 2008
What Was It? making garden art out of junk
Got some interesting junk around and don't know what to do with it? Here's a dynamite idea that costs just pennies. Follow these easy instructions on how to make a garden totem pole.
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published on April 21, 2008
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