NORTH COUNTRY REFLECTIONS

A chronicle in words and pictures of our Vermont gardening life, with inspirations and information for garden lovers everywhere.

– Journal posts discuss timely topics

– Garden writings explore ideas in greater depth

– Talks and workshops for diverse audiences

 Judith Irven: landscape designer

Dick Conrad: garden photographer

Inspirations

GARDEN WRITINGS

 From aesthetics to practicalities

Inspirations

Each garden is the unique expression of its creator, conceived in our mental pictures but influenced by the site.

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Sustainable Garden Making

GARDEN WRITINGS

 From aesthetics to practicalities

Sustainable Garden Making

A sustainable garden is both beautiful and enduring; it is easy on the gardener and gentle on the earth.

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Plant a Picture

GARDEN WRITINGS

 From aesthetics to practicalities

Plant a Picture

As a gardener, my land is my canvas, and plants are my palette. See how use your plants to create beautiful pictures.

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A Vermont Garden in Winter

GARDEN WRITINGS

 From aesthetics to practicalities

A Vermont Garden in Winter

Gardens should be beautiful throughout the year. Explore how to create a garden that is as lovely in January as it is in July

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Clivia with begonias and oxalis in the greenhouse

GARDEN WRITINGS

 From aesthetics to practicalities

Cool Greenhouse

It is pure bliss to step into the greenhouse on a sunny February morning, and savor the earthy smells of green growing things.

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Garden Journal

Art in the Garden

Magical glass sculptures by renowned artist, Dale Chihuly, light up the Denver Botanic Gardens in autumn.

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Art in the Garden

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Fall is a time of activity in the garden as we plan and prepare for the gardening year ahead.

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The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

The Garden’s Grande Finale

Colorful shrubs, beautiful grasses plus some easily grown perennials, complete the gardening season with a flourish.

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The Garden's Grande Finale

Spring Blues

Blue is the color of a crystal clear sky at …

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Spring Blues

Snow in spring

Serviceberries ‘hung with snow’ announce the arrival of spring in New England

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Snow in spring

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn

This gardener is looking forward to welcoming the delicate flowers of spring

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No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn

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