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Gnome News

ramblings of a plant lover

Diggin’ It

In preparation for our new garden, some trees and shrubs we liked needed to be moved to preferable spots and gaps needed to be filled in with new plant additions. Thanks to Mike Clarke.

Fussy at Fiori

A great florist can be most inspiring to a gardener. It’s like a museum of sensory delight where nature and design, human and divine, come together in beautiful harmony.

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These Boots Were Made For Gardening

One can never underestimate the importance of good gardening boots. I love clogs, easy on and off, but sometimes you need something that protects you from the muck. I’ve gone through a lot of footwear trudging through mud, planting and pruning, or even visiting nurseries in the spring.

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Meeting Mr. Hindle

Well, this post is as much a “Fussy Find” as it is an adventure. Hindle’s in Clarksburg (The Blue Mountains) is a legendary Hardware Store in our new turf which quite honestly has all the stuff you’ll never find at Home Depot or Canadian Tire. Since we moved here everyone has told us it’s a must visit and it was. Unpretentious, interesting, welcoming and understated.

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Furnishing the Garden

I’ve been on the hunt to find two matching solid Teak benches for our new garden. A couple of sitting options strategically placed for reflection and repose in the unfolding plan.

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Something Special

If you’re looking for something extraordinary for your garden, and you’re serious about gardening in the most tasteful terms, then look no further. Coivic Specimen Trees has spent nearly 40 years cultivating a reputation as a multi-faceted force in the landscape construction industry, building some of the most prestigious gardens in Southern Ontario.

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