Category Archives: woodland

Hamamelis ‘Aphrodite’ is the first plant to flower in my garden this year! As long as the weather continues to be mild, the snowdrops will soon follow. I’m getting excited for the gardening year!

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Almost the whole border Time flies when you have a lot to do… Work, renovating more than half my home and tackling this beast of a border that I started on last fall. The border is going fairly well. I’ve improved the soil in the shade curve with lots of peat based compost and I’m […]

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The Jardins de Bellevue are one of my absolute favorite types of gardens. The gardens are meandering and well thought out woodland gardens, which feature a lot of rare and stunning perennials, shrubs and trees. In addition to that they are set in a beautiful landscape that they make the most of. In the first […]

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It’s most certainly one of the dullest times of the year in terms of gardening. The grasses in my new border look a bit interesting and the Nandina domestica still has all it’s leaves, but otherwise, it’s quite dreary and most of time it’s dark! Still, a few weeks ago there were a few highlights, […]

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When my grandmother was my age or perhaps even younger, she doesn’t remember exactly, she planted a larch. I think it’s a Japanese one, Larix kaempferii, but I’m not one hundred percent sure. I’d say it’s something between 12-15 meters high today. Both my grandmother and my grandfather, when he was alive, were quite interested […]

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