Ramblings of a "New American" Gardener

Noel Kingsbury

“Everyone was incredibly enthusiastic”

October 16, 2014

Well, that’s what Noel said. It seemed to ring true. Everyone was lively and happy and interested.

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Imitating New Zealand

April 3, 2014
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Time and time again I drove past thousands of flowering Crocosmia on the roadsides of New Zealand, remarking to myself, “I’ll stop in a few miles and take a photo of this.” As a plant of South African origin, Crocosmia apparently loves Kiwi roadsides. I never stopped to take that picture, so the closest I can […]

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Looking Back on 2013

January 10, 2014

Musing over the photos of last year’s garden, I realize I lost most of the late winter and spring. Constructing the new reflecting pool and surrounding area, then replanting the construction site took most of my attention and made a mess of the garden. Apart from the winter interest provided by an ice storm in […]

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Garden is a verb

May 3, 2013
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Garden is a verb. In the aftermath of messy winter construction, planting goes apace.

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A glorious light – Chanticleer in autumn twilight

March 30, 2013
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A twilight visit to Chanticleer in autumn

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Ecological disruption: Has Travis Beck been in my garden?

February 21, 2013
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Yes, in my head in my garden

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Garden visitors

October 27, 2012
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Welcome visitors to the Federal Twist garden.

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Is planting Dahlia ‘Bishop of Landaff’ an immoral act?

October 14, 2006
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Native vs non-native…good or bad?

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I dislike the phrase “Sustainable Design” but…

December 23, 2005
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The very beginning of the journey…..

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