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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
How does your garden grow - reprised for spring 2010
I had a visit with a client who has been with me for several years a couple of weeks ago. The gardens featured above were designed and planted...oh, I want to say about 7 or so years ago. We have also planned other areas of her yard since then and we have created a wonderful friendship as well as some great gardens. Her gardens are a riot of bold colors in the summer from both perennials and annuals. We went chose this color scheme because her husband is legally blind but can see the boldness and not to mention it works well with the color of the house.
I come over here regularly because Rosemary takes care of the gardens herself for the most part. She is great about asking questions or for help if she needs it. She's a really fun client and I'll show you something really cool about her gardens that you don't notice unless you're up close and personal.
Rosemary is a retired art teacher and is still actively sculpting. It's always a treat to see what's new in her garden or what has been brought back from the gallery she showcases her sculptures. A lot of her pieces have significant meaning and I love to hear her explain why she made something.
How cool are all of these guys!
I think the armadillo has been in the garden the longest...
I grew up on a farm and come from a long line of horticulturists; I’m the 6th generation. I attended Cornell University in and earned my Bachelor’s of Science in General Plant Sciences with a minor in Ornamental Horticulture. I am currently a member of Greenwimmen, an organization of women horticulturists in based in Southern Rhode Island. I also belong to and am a Past President of the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association.