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Linda Brazill
I'm an artist by training, a journalist by trade and a gardener by choice.
Interests: art, books, antiques, food and entertaining, design and decorative arts, interiors and gardens, textiles.
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There is a blog called "it's not work, it's gardening" and I guess that's the way we need to think about it esp. at this season.
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Far Reaches Farm has a beautiful white flowered Rubus that is thornless, though the leaves are a dark green.
Toggle Commented yesterday on My 2017 list: Shrubs at Each Little World
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The Bluestone plants are really small. Check out Rare Find Nursery and Klehm's Song Sparrow, both of which have some great offerings at larger sizes. Pricey but good quality.
Toggle Commented yesterday on My 2017 list: Shrubs at Each Little World
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Go look at this book on Amazon and then look at the related kids books it pulls up to show you. Just a raft of interesting things, incl. a wonderful looking one about Virginia Woolf by the same illustrator.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Fiber Friday: Cloth Lullaby at Each Little World
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No matter how much I downsize I still have shelves that can't hold it all. If only I could be like younger people and just have it all on my phone.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Fiber Friday: Cloth Lullaby at Each Little World
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You'll have to write about what you are planting, too.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on My 2017 list: Shrubs at Each Little World
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I'm hoping it performs as good as it looks!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on My 2017 list: Shrubs at Each Little World
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Nice to hear from gardeners who have experience with some of these plants. Thanks.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on My 2017 list: Shrubs at Each Little World
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I have really been paying attention to pot size so I am aware of what I will be getting and what I am paying for it. It's always a tossup when you want something that you can't find locally.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on My 2017 list: Shrubs at Each Little World
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Luckily no dogs so that will help my success rate!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on My 2017 list: Shrubs at Each Little World
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Most of these are new for me so I will see how it goes. But shrubs are a good way to lower maintenance in the garden — or so they say.
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We love him, too. We bought him as a present to ourselves the first Christmas when we bought our first house in 1989. He seemed expensive at the time but after almost 30 years we've always been glad we splurged.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Valentine decor at Each Little World
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Ferns in wicker baskets must have been beautiful. And flowering branches! I splurged on my bouquet as well. But for the restaurant where we got married and had our reception, I bought flowers at the Farmers Market the morning of the wedding and a gardening friend arranged them for me.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Buying someone flowers? at Each Little World
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There is a man who knows his partner!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Buying someone flowers? at Each Little World
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Carolyn sells hers online in Dec. and you can sign up to be notified. They are very expensive. Hitch Lyman of Temple Nursery sells them by catalog and you have to get that in advance. Used to cost $5. You can probably find his address on line. My double snowdrops and Magnet variety were fall bulbs and they have done very well. Mostly you won't find unusual ones to plant that way.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2017 on My 2017 list: Bulbs at Each Little World
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If the plant bulks up enough in one season maybe i will bring a piece indoors to overwinter as a backup.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2017 on My 2017 list: Bulbs at Each Little World
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I'm not nearly as good ordering in time for fall planting. Somehow it seems easier to buy bulbs now when I have time to look on the web because i can't be outside. Once I can be in the garden I always leave it too late to get the bulbs I want to plant at the end of the season.
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2017 on My 2017 list: Bulbs at Each Little World
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Alstroemeria is one of those things you see the west coast gardeners grow, so it will be fun to give it a try. And it's not like taking a chance on a tree!
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2017 on My 2017 list: Bulbs at Each Little World
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Wasn't sure if I'd really go to the Garden Expo. So much stuff there that I am not interested in but some good speakers. Had not thought about writing about it. Maybe that's the impetus I need.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2017 on Midwinter blahs at Each Little World
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I do think it was easier to be focused when I was working. Knowing I had limited time helps you from wasting it. These days I seem to be in the middle of lots of unfinished projects!
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2017 on Winter garden inspiration at Each Little World
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I have that book and love it. We are not maintaining our big moss garden anymore. But we have lots of good patches of moss that just appear where conditions are what they like and those I am trying to keep looking good. I would like to try a trough of mosses.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2017 on Winter garden inspiration at Each Little World
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Of course, I am looking everywhere trying to figure out how to add a message about the comments needing to be OK'd by me. Still can't figure out how or where to make that happen.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2017 on Comments at Each Little World
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Kris — It has been a snowy and rainy winter and so I have not worn it nearly as much as I thought I would. As for shopping with me, over the years I've realized that I like to shop by myself. I find it easier to make decisions (especially the No! do not buy it ones) if I am alone.
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Cathy — I am very careful as I would hate to lose that hat. When you live where winter goes on and on, thinking outside the vase is essential!
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How lovely to hear from you! Hope you and your family are doing well. It is now clear that Wisconsin was the test case for the Republican rape of the nation. At least all the protests this time seem to be having some effect. Too deja vu for comfort.
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