Tag Archives: Gardening

One Hundred Days

It takes about one hundred days to grow a parsnip, or a cabbage. Lima beans or peas, even a potato takes about one hundred days to be ready to eat. That’s a lot of waiting if your hungry. You have … Continue reading

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Beginning Again

Here in Central Texas, Spring wakes up one morning and jumps right out of bed. Overnight, verdant green replaces the crispy brown covering hillsides and the world awakens to blossom and bird song. Our famous bluebonnets poke their heads up … Continue reading

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Endings and New Beginnings

Goodbye 2016. Napoleon Hill once said,  “Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” For many of my friends this New Year’s Eve carries a greater significance because 2016 wrought havoc with their dreams, robbed … Continue reading

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Where to Find a Bit of Peace in Turbulent Times

I have the unique opportunity to experience the gifts of nature by earning my living while out in gardens every day. Many speak about hardships with their work, so I feel extremely lucky to do something that is rewarding both … Continue reading

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Life By Design Inside and Out-Fourth Edition

This is the Fourth Edition in a series of creative perspectives about life and the design process from Interior Designer, Kim Macumber and myself. You can read Kim’s blog here! This summer we had the wonderful opportunity to get together and … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

When I started my garden design business twelve years ago, I debated the wisdom of naming it after myself. Some of my clients recommended it because they thought it would be a great way to capitalize on the referrals I … Continue reading

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Life by Design Inside and Out – Third Edition

This is the third in a series of creative perspectives about life and the design process from interior designer Kim Macumber and myself.  You can read Kim’s blog at: http://www.kimmacumberinteriors.com/blog/2016/5/2/life-by-design-inside-and-out-third-edition A Garden Symphony by Heather McLean  “The music is not … Continue reading

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Life by Design Inside and Out – Second Edition

This is the second in a series of creative perspectives about life and the design process from interior designer Kim Macumber and myself.  You can read Kim’s blog at: http://www.kimmacumberinteriors.com/blog/ Clearing Space In The Garden by Heather McLean Spring is … Continue reading

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Growing Together

Last week I was called out to consult with a family who needed help deciding whether or not to save a tree. As you can already imagine, I was prepared to side with preserving the tree. They had already met … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

I spent the weekend tidying up my garden to create space for the new growth of spring. Under a brilliant blue sky, my pear trees celebrated each breeze with a confetti of tiny white flower petals. The wind chimes sang … Continue reading

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