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Today is Poppy Day

Northview Gardens Moon Beds – Poppy Parade at last. I dreamt about this day in January whilst nodding off by the fireside; a sparkly June morning and poppies in full bloom. We sprinkled tiny poppy seeds onto the melting snow and waited. The reward is a plethora of poppy blooms in shades of pink, coral,…

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A huge thank you to Ginny Smith for writing up this wonderful article about my future goals on Philly.com!  Click here to read it. The photo attached is a picture of the labyrinth in the Ernesta Ballard Healing Garden at the Temple U. Ambler Arboretum. It was one of the first gardens I helped develop at Temple.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

At the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – a ‘selfie’ taken as a reflection in the in the polished steel garden arches of the “Positively Stoke-on-Trent” exhibit. To the right is a Moorcroft Pottery sphere featuring images of plants in the show garden. Great exhibit!          

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So excited for the Chelsea Flower Show this week

Here I am at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show – caught unawares with both my camera and a glass of Pimm’s (is that allowed?) – examining the details of a green wall. Expect some in depth posts this week as I stalk around the Chelsea Flower Show to bring you my favorite designs, designers…

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Open Gardens at Northview

We hold open garden afternoons. Dates and times will be posted on this website. Subscribe to this blog and you will get notifications of the garden days. Please email us for further information – BeforeYouGarden(at)gmail(dot)com

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Tulipa sylvestris – Wood Tulip

We usually think of tulips as a “once and done” plant, but this species tulip is often found in old gardens naturalized under deciduous trees. Here in the Mid-Atlantic, the Wood Tulip (Tulipa sylvestris) may only flower sparsely, but with many slender tulip leaves arising from underground stolons. This year at Northview we have more…

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