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These maple saplings had some serious #leafcutterbee action! ...

Ohhh #liatrisspicata ๐Ÿ˜, a lovely showy native. #pollinatormagnet
This one is in a garden I built last year, and has established beautifully!
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You have to make a mess to clean a mess! Clients do tend to get a little panicky at the above photo stage. I try hard to get past it as quickly as possible, but I am a 1-woman machine, and there is an element of trust that the client must have in my vision and my abilities. I've realized during this project what it is to be an artist making your vision come to reality. I feel blessed for having had the opportunity, and am so thankful this client trusted me enough to breath through that ugly stage. ...

Mmmm sweet bliss, it's complete. What a pleasure and a privilege to manifest one's gift. It has been a complete joy to bring this beautiful old home the landscaping it so deserves! This garden has attracted a whole neighborhood into conversation and pleasure over the transformation, and I was even serenaded by a local musician who has been passing by each day, and stopped to song to the plants and I yesterday. #builditandtheywillcome #yardmakeover #pollinatorgardening #fornaturegardeningandlandcare #gardensofpeterborough ...

My blessed 20-year-old #bloodroot patch in Caledon. This plant is a spring ephemeral (See my IG pics from May), blooming before the leaves appear on trees, but this glorious foliage is delightfully tropical looking in shape even in the summer. ...

About 2/3rds of my garlic harvest laying out to dry before being bundled to cure for a few weeks ...

Ummm... could I ahhh...could I just...I need that garlic you're procreating on. ๐Ÿ™„

...Nevermind, I'll come back later.

#milkweedbeetlesofinstagram #milkweedbeetle #garlicharvest #gardenerproblems
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Harvest time for garlic, my other growing passion.

I usually use a garden fork to loosen the soil, but this is a very lofty bed that made hand-pulling the more efficient method. These bulbs are huge! This can perhaps be attributed to 5 years of selection of my seed and only planting the largest ones from each crop for the next year, and increasing soil health with each passing year, plus all the rain we've had in July.
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Before and after from this afternoon #gardenrestoration #wasnotexpectingthat ...

Things are shaping up now!! I feel so blessed to be manifesting my creativity in this way. Feeling very alive and blissful over here! And the pollinators can't even wait until I have these beauties in the ground. Oh my!! ๐Ÿ˜ ...

Plant shopping for clients is so much fun!! ...

The amount of work this took cannot be conveyed through a photograph very well. I spent the day annihilating invasive honeysuckle, buckthorn, ditch lilies, and creeping bellflower. I didn't quite finish before getting chased out of the garden by a storm again. ...

#echineceapurpurea is in its glory toothy now. Just so pretty! ...

To be continued... but feeling content with this day of work. Going to hit that pillow hard tonight! #gardenmakeover #gardendeconstruction #frontyardmakeover #fornaturegardeningandlandcare ...

In other #localsupportinglocal news today, we have a fantastic vineyard in Peterborough County everyone! So good, we drank a whole bottle! Check out @rollinggrape ! Live music, charcuterie, and stunning scenery just northwest of Rice Lake. Worth the visit!! #localfoodanddrinkpeterborough ...

A before and after of a shrub border installed yesterday between the rain clouds ...

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