The Joy of Landscaping

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The Hiatus is Over


It's been awhile since my last post, but we've spent the last nine months in an arduous two step move process. Now that things are more under control, it's time to get back on the horse, or more appropriately, back typing on the keyboard!

Actually, moving has given me an idea for a series of posts. We moved from a northeast coastal location (zone 6b) to a more rural, hilly inland mid-Atlantic site (zone 7). Our old house was on 1/8 of an acre; our new is on 3 acres of mostly grass. So future posts may include information, ideas, tips, and problems encountered as I tackle my new landscape.

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Flowering Shrubs that Should be Used More Often


Looking for some plant ideas that don't show up on every "Best for ..." list? Here's the first in a series of posts that will highlight some plants you may not know about and that deserve to be used more often. The topic here is deciduous flowering shrubs.


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