I managed to make it back to the Raker Trial Gardens for an end of season visit. I always find it worthwhile to visit trial gardens early in the season and later, to evaluate season-long performance. Here is a brief summary of the most notable perennials in the trials. Kudos to the Raker staff for yet another successful trial season. Continue reading
Category Archives: Gardens
Raker Trial Gardens
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I managed a very brief stop at the Raker Trial Gardens at the start of their officially opening, braving the heat wave to photograph perennials. Things are looking great in the gardens, and I wish I’d had more time to … Continue reading
Things have been a bit quiet here, as I’ve been focusing on updates at my other site.
I added a page on Gardens in the area that I’ve enjoyed.
I also just set up a twitter account (@GuruPyleman), and my LinkedIn info is all updated and shiny. This domain’s email is now working: pyleman (at) thisdomainname (dot) com
Some Big News is coming soon…
Landscape Archaeology, Expanded
I wrote a guest post for the blog my friends at Two Fish Farms maintain. It’s a more in-depth exploration of the existing plant material on their 40 acre site in Bear Lake, Michigan, featured here earlier. You can check out the post at twofishfarmer.
More Butterfly Garden Pictures
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I’m a big proponent of butterfly gardening, and my sister asked to see more butterfly photos, so here is a set of pictures of butterflies from the last couple years. Plant geek that I am, I don’t just try to … Continue reading
Renovating an existing landscape around a new home can be an interesting exercise, seeing what was planted by a property’s previous owner and learning something about their design sense (or lack thereof) and interest level in plants. Continue reading
Since my photo library is mostly recovered (if not fully reconstructed), I thought I’d share a few butterfly pictures from last August. Continue reading