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You don’t need to garden to love this blog! Kick back and enjoy Kim’s zest for adventure and follow her random musings about life in and around the world of gardens. Fresh and fun–Kim veers off the well-worn garden path and beckons you to draw inspiration from her escapades.

 

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A Mile High Club For Gardeners?

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A Mile High Club For Gardeners?

I learned to garden by visiting other people’s private gardens…And, while I do love being handed a cool cocktail and welcomed properly through the front gate, I’ve also come to see my fair share through the brambles and peep holes ‘round back.

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Mary Henry: A Plant Huntress Seduced by Nature

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Mary Henry: A Plant Huntress Seduced by Nature

Mary Gibson Henry was to plant hunting as Amelia Earhart was to aviation exploration. Mary chucked her finishing school etiquette to explore some of the most hazardous and uncharted territory in all of North America.

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Growing in Snow and Discovering The Kim Sisters

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Growing in Snow and Discovering The Kim Sisters

Already it’s been snowing on and off for over a month. This time last year the sky barely squeezed out a single flake. Snowplows rusted in place hanging their shovel heads in shame as if they were to blame for the weather.

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Does This Garden Make Me Look Fat?

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Does This Garden Make Me Look Fat?

Is there a clinical term for people who overly identify with their passions? If not, we need one.

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How Chrysanthemums Got Their Groove Back

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How Chrysanthemums Got Their Groove Back

Looks like I shouldn’t have pitched my old high-waisted bellbottoms…they’re making a huge comeback. And while fashion is famous for its style reincarnations, I got to wondering if the same holds true for the world of horticulture. Do plants, like fashion, go in and out of vogue?

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The Fall Garden: Irresistibly Imperfect

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The Fall Garden: Irresistibly Imperfect

Let’s face it. The fall garden is like that hot chick from the night before. You know the one now staring back at you with morning makeup melted down her face…what happened to that sassy girl? That special one-in-a million “gurl” from the dance floor: the one with all the fresh feistiness of a June peony.

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The Seven Summits: Gardens to Conquer Before I Go

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The Seven Summits: Gardens to Conquer Before I Go

Mountain climbers have it easy. Their targets of conquest are objectively defined: simply find the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents and go for it. There’s no debate about height.

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Dear Garden: A Winter Confession to my Sleeping Garden

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Dear Garden: A Winter Confession to my Sleeping Garden

Can’t stop thinking of you. As the days tick closer to our reunion, I imagine running into your arms on that first warmish morning (me splashing coffee on my flannels–you with your winter bed head) both of us anxious to see what damage the deer, snow, ice, voles and various other assailants have done.

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Dahlia and the Blue Iguana Garden

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Dahlia and the Blue Iguana Garden

A mini orchid floats in my Cayman Punch. Actually that’s about all the flower gazing I have planned for this beach trip. Yet, through the haze of mid-day drinks and the occasional dip in the ocean, a floral cocktail garnish is enough to rouse my rum-soaked garden gene out of its stupor and into action.

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From My Kitchen Window

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From My Kitchen Window

Holiday clean up continues as I hear Julia Roberts from the other room imploring Robin Williams to “find his happy thought.”  We’re now “Hooked”and enjoying the lazy days between Christmas and New Year’s, when old movie favorites echo through the house at all hours.

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