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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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Nothing like a cold winter's day to set me to shopping online. Now that things are popping up in the garden I always wonder where I thought there were holes!
Toggle Commented yesterday on The parade begins at Each Little World
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Everyone's comments have me a little nervous, but it's a biennial so I am assuming some seeding is necessary if you want to have it blooming each year. I'll find out if I've made a mistake!
Toggle Commented yesterday on The parade begins at Each Little World
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Even though it was made in three sections, they were each very heavy. I think that was what made us decide to go home and think about it first.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on A present for the garden at Each Little World
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We had a black chimney pot in our driveway border for a number of years as a "symbolic" lantern while we searched for a real one.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on A present for the garden at Each Little World
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My daffs are just opening and no tulips yet. I love Hellebores and ordered another half dozen this spring!
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I was surprised at the difference in our "seasons" based on your nearness to the lake that you talked about in the Dahlia post. I have an early woodland Peony that started opening today. I've been out taking pix every few hours!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Wednesday vignette at Each Little World
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You have a point; maybe gravel underneath will make it work. I will keep an eye on it.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Wednesday vignette at Each Little World
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Once the leaves are out they do take up a bit of space. But the flowers are terrific and you have to love a plant that blooms early and has no pest issues.
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My Bloody Dock seeds but only a bit so far. I usually can just pull out the seedlings as they are so recognizable at the smallest stage.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Foliage Follow-up: 4.16.2017 at Each Little World
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Warm sunny weather has finally given things the boost they need.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Foliage Follow-up: 4.16.2017 at Each Little World
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I keep looking at a couple of spots that i redid last fall, trying to remember what's there. Nothing to see yet but I am sure it is packed with plants. I have to remind myself that this is early for Wisconsin to be seeing too many things popping up.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2017 on Eyes on the prize at Each Little World
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I covered one of my woodland Peonies last night as it is up a foot and fully budded. The forecast was for an overnight low of 34 but it was 30 degrees when I got up at 6:30 this morning — in the city! Hope that's the end of it.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2017 on Foliage fanfare at Each Little World
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There is also a variety called 'Valentine' that has flowers that are a deeper red rather than pink.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2017 on Foliage fanfare at Each Little World
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Mine looks pretty good all season. Periodically I have to prune out branches and leaves that fade, but it never goes away and leaves me with a big empty hole!
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2017 on Foliage fanfare at Each Little World
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Barely made it into the 40s today with clouds and a breeze, so this Forsythia provided all the warmth we needed!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2017 on 'Beatrix Farrand' blooms at Each Little World
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I have enough blooms that I don't mind cutting them, but they can be difficult to use well in a vase since they hang their heads down. A couple of my favorites that are doubles are having trouble holding their heads up in the garden.
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It is so amazing to see such big dramatic flowers so early in the season.
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My sister also included a sheet of JFK stamps. I was a teenager when he was assassinated. Seeing the stamps made me a bit weepy at the memories.
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2017 on An unexpected memorial at Each Little World
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Absolutely!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2017 on An unexpected memorial at Each Little World
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I usually have at least three woodland peonies blooming together, followed by garden peonies, tree and then Itoh.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2017 on Jinny Blom suggests at Each Little World
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Frank, I do not grow P. caucasica and am not familiar with it. Somewhere I ran across an article saying there were around 60 species Peonies, so it's not surprising that I don't know it. Most of my species/woodland Peonies get morning sun and some afternoon shade. These are the ones I am growing. P. corsica (russoi) P. japonica P. ludlowii P. mairei P. mlokosewitschii P. obvata var. alba (my favorite so far) P. obvata willamottiae P. vetchii
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2017 on Jinny Blom suggests at Each Little World
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You might be right. A fun read, if dated.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2017 on Jinny Blom suggests at Each Little World
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Those are my peonies in the picture. I also grow one with quite bronzy leaves, though they eventually turn green. I have a new one that I planted last year that I don't remember if it has unusual leaves. I grow woodland/species Peonies because they can take some shade.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2017 on Jinny Blom suggests at Each Little World
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I have been to known to buy cans of things just for the can. Have to wash it carefully so you don't damage the paper label.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2017 on In a vase on Monday at Each Little World
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The drama is definitely operatic. Spent a gorgeous day on Saturday indoors at an all day symposium looking at great garden pictures and listening to great speakers.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2017 on In a vase on Monday at Each Little World
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