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Springtime Flowers In And Around Long Island, New York

Springtime Flowers In And Around Long Island, New York

Springtime flowers in and around Long Island in New York, as well as the surrounding states, is something that most people heavily anticipate. You don’t have to be a gardener to appreciate the presence of Cherry Trees in flower or a mass planting of yellow and white Daffodils. It is the beginning of April and […]

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The Manipulation Of Light In And Around Your Gardens and Landscape

The Manipulation Of Light In And Around Your Gardens and Landscape

When restoring and redesigning gardens, considering how light travels through, in and around your trees and plants can make all the difference. What I mean to say can most be demonstrated through pictures. I hope you can see my point. ENJOY Now everyone may or may not see the long view here but it is […]

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Gardening First Steps: Better To Have Loved And Lost

Gardening First Steps: Better To Have Loved And Lost

Gardening’s first step for homeowners without a plan should be viewed like, “better to have loved and lost then never to have planted at all.” As property owners we need to take the initiative and find one tree or plant we have seen and just place it somewhere in the ground. Why is this so […]

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Garden Restoration Verses Personal Renewal: How Do They Compare?

Garden Restoration Verses Personal Renewal: How Do They Compare?

How do we fix gardens and landscapes that have seen better days and how does that relate to the lives we live? The new year, 2012, is upon us and what is it we wanted to change in our lives? What have we seen around our landscapes we just can’t prioritize? Were there new years […]

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The Benefits Of Evergreens In The Winter Landscape, Placement and Balance of Forms

The Benefits Of Evergreens In The Winter Landscape, Placement and Balance of Forms

The benefits of evergreens in the winter landscape are obvious but the question remains, are you considering the balance and long term form of that developing evergreen in the overall design and spacial relationship on your property? This is the question that needs to be addressed as I demonstrate through pictures both good and bad […]

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Garden Destiny, The Forces Of Nature, Life’s Push And Pull

Garden Destiny, The Forces Of Nature, Life’s Push And Pull

Planting a tree sets in motion a chain of events that if you were to consider the vastness of the idea you could possibly go insane. Stop right there. Don’t go any farther. If you have the ability to stop your thoughts right her, right now you will be in sync with my mind as […]

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Winter Gardening Checklist For New York And The Surrounding Area

Winter Gardening Checklist For New York And The Surrounding Area

Gardening on Christmas Eve in New York and the surrounding area might be low on many peoples priority list but there is so much to be done and most of you don’t even know it. Here on Long Island, the south eastern part of New York, the temperature outside is 34 degrees and winter seems […]

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Garden Restoration: Looking Beyond The Neglect And Seeing All The Posibilities

Garden Restoration: Looking Beyond The Neglect And Seeing All The Posibilities

Restoring your gardens and trees after years of neglect may seem cost prohibitive. I am here to demonstrate how the process of garden and tree restoration is not only cost effective, it’s also environmentally responsible and offers great long term monetary value. To begin with, lets imagine you have had a traumatic event happen in […]

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Pruning And Designing Ornamental Trees For The Winter Landscape In The Everyday Home Landscape

Pruning And Designing Ornamental Trees For The Winter Landscape In The Everyday Home Landscape

Pruning and designing ornamental trees in the everyday home landscape is just the tip of the iceberg as the cold weather wraps itself around us here in the northeastern part of the United States. Welcome everyone to the beginning of my 2011-2012 winter gardening log and landscape perspective. If your curious how I may spin […]

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Plant With Me Reaching Out To Gardeners For A Response

Plant With Me Reaching Out To Gardeners For A Response

FOR THOSE BRAVE ENOUGH TO BELIEVE IN CHANGE. I recently visited this web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments and left this message. Is anyone listening? Does anyone care? I have children so I must hope. To President Obama (11-20-11): I must say the hope has severely faded. Our system of government in this country has deteriorated to such an […]

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Garden Journal As The Gardens Prepare For Winter Hibernation

Garden Journal As The Gardens Prepare For Winter Hibernation

Plant With Me, Inc. On Long Island has had a great pruning and planting year and it’s not over yet. I know I haven’t written for some time but I am here and ready to tell all about the gardens and their owners like never before. I challenge all who read my writing to think […]

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Restore Your Gardens Restore Your Life (“Life In Mind”)

Restore Your Gardens Restore Your Life (“Life In Mind”)

Restoring our gardens for me, easily relates to restoring our lives. The question remains, how do I translate things into words so a large majority of people will understand what I see. I know it’s been a while since I have written. Thank you for your patience, I’ve been busy. FIRST REVIEW & EDIT PERFORMED ON […]

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Gardening In The Rain In New York On Long Island In The Huntington Area

Gardening In The Rain In New York On Long Island In The Huntington Area

Welcome to Gardening in the Rain in and around Long Island in New York. I must first tell everyone that I have finished and posted my first demonstration video, which you can find @#mce_temp_url# or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoDoPAjMw2Y. August is upon us with lots of rain in the air and forecast. So people ask me what do […]

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Tell Plant With Me What You Want, Then Begin Your Garden Journey

Tell Plant With Me What You Want, Then Begin Your Garden Journey

Who do you call on Long Island to help you with your gardens? The garden therapist at Plant With Me. I’m not really a therapist but I feel like one every time I arrive on someone’s property and they want me to tell them what they should do with this plant, that space or how […]

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Growing Gardens To Develop The Balance Between Living Spaces and Growing Spaces

Growing Gardens To Develop The Balance Between Living Spaces and Growing Spaces

The balance within a garden between elements is fragile. Plants, paths, rocks and objects all come together to demonstrate different aspect of life. Looking closely into, through and around gardens can be very telling. What is it you allow yourself to see or take the time to witness. Today I turned 45 years old and […]

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