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    ‘The pandemic lit a fire inside me’: how three high-fliers retrained as garden designers | Gardens

    A table and chairs covered in lichen; a grubby patio; an overgrown bed teeming with weeds … those of us with outdoor space all have corners that need attention. And as many of us continue to work from home, spending more time in the garden and entertaining friends, there has been a growing demand for professionals to visit and beautify our gardens and terraces. But, as reported earlier this summer, there’s a waiting list: the average garden designer has experienced a 25% jump in inquiries over the past year, and, according to the latest figures, has seen their turnover  

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    Small garden ideas

    What is the difference between gardening and garden maintenance? I was led to the question by Richard Unsworth’s new book The City Gardener. Inside an inner-city garden in Sydney’s Redfern.Credit:Nicholas Watt, from The City Gardener. Unsworth, founder of garden shop and design business Garden Life, has been designing gardens in Sydney for two decades and has distilled the lessons of that experience into the book. The first section covers 20 inspirational city gardens drawn from recent projects by the Garden Life team. All have been photographed by Nicholas Watt, with his usual attention to both the big  

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    Notes of faith in the garden: A tree with more than one name

    When a tree or bush does not respond to continual pruning, it simply must be cut down and dug out of the garden. This is the ultimate responsibility of the gardener; observing, keeping watch, having full knowledge of when, where and how to prune. As a beginning gardener and a one time certificate holder of The Master’s Gardener program of the state of Tennessee; I approached pruning seriously and tearfully because I love trees, I respect and understand their natural ability to bless us.  So, yes I cried with my first cut and with each cut afterward, I cried a  

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    Hot New Lebanese Restaurant Ilili Stuns With an Interior Garden Design

    Inside the glass-enclosed building that serves as the crown jewel of D.C.’s waterfront Wharf development, a brand new Lebanese restaurant offers a visual feast before customers even open their menus. Within the 4,500 square feet that make up Ilili, there’s a large limestone fountain that first flowed in Provence, France, in the late 19th century. The bubbling centerpiece is one of the few pieces of the restaurant that wasn’t made in Lebanon. Citrus trees rise out of square, green-painted planters. Suspended bird cages full of steel doves with lightbulbs for heads float overhead. Daisy tiles covering the floor anchor the  

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    Design, Style, Planting And Maintenance

    Looking for garden border ideas? Read our back-to-basics guide on how to create the perfect garden border for your space. It includes design, soil type, sun and shade, planting style and choice, colour, height, wildlife and maintenance. Borders are gardens’ high-season horticultural extravaganza; a triumphant carnival of colour and expression, in perfect riposte to winter’s monotone reserve. Today, borders come in many shapes and sizes: doglegs, zigzags, crescents, teardrops, sinewy blobs, and good old straight and square. However, they are all one and the same – areas to plant within. Whether festooning a path, house, terrace, wall or lawn, they  

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    Western Mass Home & Garden Show closed Sunday due to Henri

    WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Western Massachusetts Home & Garden Show will continue through the day on Saturday, but will be closed on Sunday, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Henri. The Eastern States Exposition announced that the Home Show will remain open through 9:00 p.m. Saturday, and the Eastern States Farmers Market will be open through 6:00 p.m. Saturday’s visitors to the Better Living Center were notified, this would be the home show’s final day and reaction from the crowd varied. “It’s nice to be out on a pre-hurricane day, be part of the crowd and enjoy,”  

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    Small bees attracted to small flowers | Home & Garden

    URBANA — While the bumblebee is likely the most well-known pollinator, pollinators come in a variety of shapes, species, and sizes. “Many entomologists believe the tiny sweat bee nectaring on your flowering weed is just as important to a healthy ecosystem as the more well-known bumble bee and honey bee,” says Kelly Allsup, University of Illinois horticulture educator. Gardeners and homeowners can make a space more attractive to the small pollinators of Illinois by planting miniature flowers. These little bees, about the size of an ant, love pollinating miniature flowers in an urban environment where there is usually more floral  

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