Mary Snobelen

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Comment on 12 Tips on How To Use Color Effectively In The Garden by ProfessorRoush

Nice article on using colors in the garden. But, Fran, if I could make a request please? Could you or Saxon please think about giving us a short …

Phones

The Trick of Knowing When to Harvest Garlic

Your garlic cloves went in the ground last October, grew through winter and spring, and now that it’s May, they’re ready to be plucked from the …

Relearning the Art of Asking Questions

Proper questioning has become a lost art. The curious four-year-old asks a lot of questions — incessant streams of “Why?” and “Why not?” might sound familiar — but as we grow older, our questioning decreases. In a recent poll of more than 200 of our clients, we found that those with children …

How to send and reply to email

Email is not free<p>The opportunity cost of email makes a postage stamp look cheap.<p>You can reduce that opportunity cost by:<p>not sending email;<br>• keeping it …

Dream Landscapes: 10 Perennial Gardens Inspired by Piet Oudolf

Considered “the most influential garden designer of the past 25 years,” Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf has done for perennial gardening what artist …

Landscape Design: 10 Gardens Transformed by Raised Beds

Raised beds are a garden designer’s secret weapon, and not just because they look good. A raised bed is a microclimate of fertile soil where flowers …

Landscaping

11 Ideas to Steal for a Moonlight Garden

Moonlight gardens–planted with white and silvery flowers that glow after dark–became an early 20th century fad in both the US and Europe. After …

Trending on Gardenista: Ideas to Steal from Country House Gardens

If you’re looking for the Gardenista crew, they’re out of town taking notes on raised beds, porch lights, digging forks, and gardens that look like …

Before & After: Side Yard to Secluded Social Space

Our home sits on a corner and we have a shared driveway with a neighbor directly behind it - meaning we have no back yard! Although we have a large …

Landscaping

A Modern Garden Design East London – On All Levels

These clients were looking for a garden designer in East London. They built their dream home from scratch a few years ago. The dynamic and distinctly …

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …

Alright vs. All Right

What’s the difference between <i>alright</i> and <i>all right</i>?<p>Are <i>all right</i> and <i>alright</i> interchangeable? <i>All right</i> has a range of meanings including:<p>“safe,” as in …

Spelling

20 misused English words that make smart people look silly

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because we’re cautious with words we’re unsure of and, thus, they don’t create much of an …

Language

Before & After: Plain Patio to Secret Garden

My husband and I are renters and live in Pasadena, California in a small bungalow built in 1924. Last Summer, our landlord left a note on our door …

In five years’ time you won’t recognise the university « Online Learning Update

<b>by Tim Dodd, Financial Review</b><p>Twelve new “technologies to watch” will change the face of higher education in the next five years, according to new …

Purdue University and U of Akron embrace a new polytechnic identity

Enrollment at the University of Akron is declining, and revenue is down. To many prospective students, the institution is indistinguishable from the …