Creating A Cocktail Hour Garden

– Posted in: Garden Design
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Flowers and foliage that are white are especially noticeable as the sun goes down. Written by Guest Contributor, C.L. Fornari “It has been a difficult week. Your boss has been extremely difficult, or your clients self-centered, and your mother/best friend/spouse is clueless about how to support you. Maybe your furnace or A.C. has suddenly quit,[...]

I Come Out in Garden Design’s Spring Issue

– Posted in: Garden Design, Succulents
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No doubt you know that Garden Design is a fabulous “bookazine” for those who love luscious photos of gorgeous gardens and superb design. It’s a huge honor and a high point of my career to be profiled in the Spring 2016 issue as a “groundbreaker” (See “Succulent Chic,” pp. 32-35). Consequently, I took the opportunity to come out as a cactus lover. Well,[...]

A French Jewel: Thomas Alexandre’s Garden

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Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’
Les Jardins Agapanthe 76 France

Like a lot of gardeners, I peruse Pinterest and see photos that offer inspirational design ideas and plant combinations. One, a garden bed filled with Allium ‘Globemaster’ surrounded by Buxus sempervirens ‘suffruticosa’ so grabbed my heart recently that I felt the need to learn more about it. The photo was labeled “Les Jardins Agapanthe”. Its creator[...]