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Fall Letter from Craig

I feel the chill of autumn in the morning and early evening air now. Amazingly, though it is the case every year, the color intensity in the garden is like an explosion. The palest pinks and yellows become saturated and brilliant. The reds, purples and oranges become the stars of the borders – our very […]

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In the Garden: Your October Maintenance Checklist

We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden.  With the leaves beginning to turn and temperatures dropping, it’s time to start putting the garden to bed and plan for holiday decor.   Critique and Plan Order next year’s fall annuals Order winter […]

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4 Garden Design Ideas for Better Outdoor Living

In our before/after story, we’re sharing four ideas you can use in your own garden design to transform your experience of living outdoors. A little-used pool occupied too much space at the home of this suburban family. Instead of swimming, they wanted easier access to their property and the opportunity to use it for large-scale entertaining. To redesign […]

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In the Garden: Your September Maintenance Checklist

  We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden.  You’ll feel the changes in the air soon enough. This month you can start planning for the holidays and ease up on intensive maintenance.   Critique and Plan Get inspired with décor ideas […]

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In the Garden: Your August Maintenance Checklist

We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden. This month, start planning for fall while you enjoy the fruits of summer labor. Critique and Plan Assess property for overwintering needs Order next year’s summer annuals Order this […]

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In the Garden: Your July Maintenance Checklist

We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden.  This month, it’s all about taming growth, letting in light, and shaping plant forms.   Critique and Plan Take pictures of the garden and all annual displays Make notes now about what you’d like […]

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Summer Letter from Craig

  Have you ever seen a more spectacular start to summer? A friend of mine said recently that with all the consistent moisture of this spring, we have entered into a phase of “Jurassic Gardens.” The luxuriant growth of deciduous woody and herbaceous plantings here in our garden amazes us. This week, we are eagerly […]

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Sharing History and Stewardship with Elawa Farm

  The connection between our property and Elawa Farm goes back 100 years, when they were both part of the same Armour family estate. The location of our studio and gardens were the coach and gate houses; Elawa was the estate farm. Though the property was divided long ago, we remain closely tethered by our […]

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The Orphaned Egg And The Bantam Hen: A Spring Rescue Story

Mary, our hawk-eyed controller, brought us a big surprise this spring. Here, she shares the story of her rescue that involved our very own bantam hen:   Meet Phoenix, a coy-looking baby Mallard who knows it’s no ugly duckling.                     Meet Salt, a silky bantam chicken who […]

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In the Garden: Your June Maintenance Checklist

We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden. With oh-so-many things to get done in your garden this month, don’t forget to do the MOST important thing: make time to enjoy it!  Critique and Plan Take pictures of summer annuals and overall […]

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