Carol and Marc

This is Carol and Marc’s second season in the country, but you’d think they’d been gardening all their lives. Everything has a bit of an artistic touch to it.

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The fire bowl doubles as a table. Ornamental grasses planted this year will encircle the area. Marc’s miscellaneous art projects are here and there.
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Baxter scampers by the vegetable garden. An old baseball serves as the handle on the gate.
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Marc’s latest project — a trellis too handsome to put plants on.

Update: Visit Marc’s website. He crafts unique bowls and more from intersting hunks of wood. They make great gifts.

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Marcia’s Garden

Here are a few shots from my friend and co-worker Marcia’s garden. There’s a nice profile of her garden at: Explore Cornell Home Gardening

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Proof a vegetable garden can look good, too.

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Marcia’s main border, getting more light now that the Norway maple has come out.

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Yeah, our water gardens do look remarkably similar. She made hers first, if that matters.

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Hypertufa and some verbascums I gave her last year.

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‘Princess Di’ rose

This is one of my latest PhotoShopped images. The poor rose is one that was given to Elly when we lived in Cortland as a gift from a mother she helped deliver. I abused it there, moved it here, and have continued to abuse it. Wherever I put it, it always gets smothered by neighboring perennials, and it’s never gotten more than a foot high nor had more than a couple stems. But every now and then, I’ll notice it’s struggled to put out a flower or two, and they’re really nice.

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