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There is nothing like touring French chateaus to make one crave land. LOTS and LOTS of land. Sigh. These are views of Villandry, one of the most famous chateaus in the Loire and THE most famous gardens. And they are amazing. But if you had lots of land, you’d have to have lots of gardeners. […]

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Compost is a strange and mysterious thing. It’s alchemy, really – if you get the mix magically right, you end up with a loamy, rich addition to your garden soil. If not, you end up with dry stringy plant parts or dark wet mush that smells disgusting. At home, we resorted to tumblers, largely because […]

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We saw some raised beds in Sunset made out of corrugated and thought they were very stylish. And, we thought corrugated might be a good choice for an idiot proof fire pit. Turns out, we were right!  

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Many people don’t like bats because they are afraid bats will fly in their hair (they don’t) but bats have a lot of super great qualities. Chief among them, as far as I’m concerned, is that a single brown bat can eat 1,000 mosquitoes in one single hour. ONE HOUR. Partly because of this, there […]

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The phrase “garden design” sounds so creative, so relaxing, so – cool, like a tall glass of iced tea or lemonade. Don’t believe it. Garden design may start with a piece of paper and a cold drink, but – at least for me – it always ends up with carrying heavy pieces of lumber around […]

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