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Mrs. Whaley's Charleston Garden | DancingRedRanch.com

On color: wise words from Mrs. Whaley

We spent five (rather wet) days in Charleston recently to attend the Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens. As usual, I picked up a book as my souvenir: Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden (1997). I knew nothing about the late Mrs. Whaley or her garden, and didn’t get to see it during my visit, […]

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Cleve West garden tips | DancingRedRanch.com

How to make a small garden feel larger

After a vigorous morning out in the garden yesterday, I continued the experience inside by reading through my takeaways from last spring’s British garden tour. One of the highlights was the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which included a substantial brochure about seven-time RHS Gold Medalist Clive West’s contemporary paradise garden. The brochure profiled West, a […]

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Edna Walling | DancingRedRanch.com

The perfect potting shed

Back in Sydney for the southern winter (my perfect summer), I return once again to reading Gardens in Australia: Their Design and Care by pioneering landscape designer Edna Walling, to inspire new ideas for the garden that we’re renovating here. Walling’s “Potting Shed” chapter is brief but vivid, providing plenty of fuel¬† for my ongoing […]

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