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Glimpse of the Garden

  • A Glimpse of the Garden: A Love Of Plants And Plants To Love

    A red pygmy maple, center, is flanked by a low growing Well’s Special false cypress on the left and a snow cypress on the right. Barbara O’Connor enjoys placing unusual specimens in her gardens.

  • A Glimpse Of The Garden: Waterfall Garden Is A Labor Of Love

    Chris Lincoln enjoys a cup of coffee on her lower level patio, which she built herself. Beyond the stone wall is the garden that surround a waterfall, another of Ms Lincoln’s handiworks.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I would never lower myself to be led about on a leash, but my canine friends are not so particular. This past Sunday, dogs and their walkers were out in force, enjoying the truly spring-like weather. There were a number of strollers out solo, as well, or in the case of three visitors to The Pleasance, with their children. Overheard from their conversation was one adult asking another if he had been to The Pleasance before. Receiving a negative reply, he replied, “Well, come on, then.

  • Glimpse Of The Garden: Staying In Step With Nature

    A dried gourd provides housing for small birds, and suspended from the branch just beyond it, a special wasp house gives shelter to the stinging insects that are actually beneficial to gardens. Offering habitats and shelter to creatures of all kinds is part of Dr Cramer’s garden philosophy.