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January 01, 2013

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Winter-blooming plants bring vibrancy to the landscape and are oftentimes frost tolerant.I liked every picture shared in this post!Mid-winter color of flower is looking gorgeous with that orange color.

Loriann@techdealsmag

The Black Mondo grass is gorgeous. I've never seen that up close. The dogwood does look good next to it.

I like the idea of this garden. It gives nature lovers beauty to enjoy in the midst of winter. So few gardens are thriving at this time in temperate countries.

I think Puget Sound is really blessed with a wide variety of plant and animal life. I don't know if the community makes a greater effort to highlight what they have or they really go out of their way to preserve the diversity of flora and fauna in the region.

ricki

Wonderful inspiration for a much neglected season in the garden.

Kim

That's exactly what we did this perfect sunny morning! An absolutely beautiful walk - I find myself stopping often, to study what and how plants have been paired with the native sword ferns, mahonia, etc - ideas to try in the spring.

Hope you also got to see the growing Pacific Connections garden that shows off the diversity of evergreen hebes.

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New Book: Petal & Twig

  • Petal & Twig Made The New York Times!
    From Anne Raver's review: "Valerie Easton, a Seattle-based garden writer, discusses the art of growing and arranging cut flowers in “Petal and Twig: Seasonal Bouquets With Blossoms, Branches and Grasses From Your Garden” (Sasquatch Books; $16.95). Written as an informal diary, with photographs of arrangements from her own garden, and tips on cutting and keeping flowers fresh, the book inspires ideas not only on what to grow but on how to combine (or not) those beauties inside. See review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/garden/new-books-on-growing-and-arranging-flowers.html?scp=1&sq=petal%20&%20twig%20anne%20raver&st=cse
  • The first reviews on the new book are in! From Publisher's Weekly:
  • "Open your eyes and keep it simple: those are two lessons Easton passes on from her own 40 years in the garden. When selecting and arranging flowers for bouquets, you needn’t spend a bundle buying a bundle of imported flowers.....The result will be unique, local, imaginative, and inexpensive. Color photos throughout illustrate and inspire."

In the News

  • Montreal Blogger Reviews "A Pattern Garden"
    I was so pleased to find that "A Pattern Garden" is still being reviewed...check out Allan Becker's generous review on his Garden Guru blog.. I felt like Allan really understood what I was working towards in that book....he writes...."There is a delightful abstract quality to this publication. In it, the author takes good garden design to a higher, more spiritual level. Instead of discussing the aesthetic and scientific elements of design, as so many traditional garden design books do, she focuses on the role played in garden design by archetypal ideas - a.k.a. patterns - that reference the longings of human beings. These pleasure and comfort-rooted ideas are those that inspire designers to create gardens that are satisfying beyond their beauty." see more at http://allanbecker-gardenguru.squarespace.com/journal/valerie-easton
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The New Low Maintenance Garden

  • Reviews Are In....
    "Over the years, countless books have espoused a low-maintenance approach to gardening. None have been as engaging, practical, or inspiring as this latest of Easton's contributions to the gardener's bookshelf,"
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    "A handy guide to a garden you can raise without a corresponding increase in your blood pressure..handsome and informative...."
    - Metropolitan Home, Dec. 2009

    "This book is an invaluable addition to the garden library – destined to be a classic for many years to come."
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