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Health Benefits of Gardening

I’ve always sensed that gardens have a magical quality. Perhaps this is why I’ve spent a lifetime visiting, studying and designing them. Many are beautifully arresting while others, such as those focused on food, are highly productive. I’ve found some of the smallest or those assembled by ‘amateurs’ or enthusiasts to be some of this most compelling.

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Herrington

Previous Next Herrington Estate The Garden At White Gates I’ve often said that designing a garden for someone is a very personal act of creativity.

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Shade-Loving Plants: Hostas & Ferns

For gardeners scratching their heads over what to plant in those areas of low light, it’s often the Hosta that comes to mind. And the plant regularly recommended by gardening friends or attendants a garden centers. And, for good reason.

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Peonies

Growing Peonies

For me peonies have always represented a flower of great abundance, bringing joy to all those who experienced them. We all owe a debt of gratitude to all those over the past thousand years or so who participated in the cultivation and improvement of peonies through thoughtful hybridization.

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Growing Iris

The appeal of growing iris s beyond their beauty as they often appear to grow effortlessly in some of the most surprising and challenging places.

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