Monthly Archives: June 2010

Doug Oster and his neighbor Rob

 Two weeks ago I lead a trip to Pittsburgh (that is why there are many blogs on Pittsburgh)…and we were privileged to visit the private garden of Doug Oster, a well-known garden personality in Pittsburgh. He began by telling us he … Continue reading

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Need to get wet and maybe a little wild…?

How about a trip to Waterford Oaks Water Park…OR Red Oaks Water Park? YES, there are two in Oakland County, Michigan… Great places to get wet! Check their website for times and charges…and yes, you can go there even if … Continue reading

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Garden of Healing and Renewal in Clarkston, Michigan

Tucked away, next to a new medical complex…”McLaren Health Care Village at Clarkston”…is a surprise garden open to the public, by day and lighted at night…the Garden of Healing and Renewal. It is a relaxing combination of many perennials, grasses, … Continue reading

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Snips and clips of Phipps (Conservatory)

Built in 1893, Phipps Conservatory is one of the oldest and grandest Victorian glass structures to house plants and displays in the country. It is a must see if you are in Pittsburgh…especially right now…because… The Century Plant is blooming…well … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

  I have always been a huge fan of Frank Lloyd Wright’s modern architecture that was way ahead of the times. People either loved his work or hated it…and he didn’t care. So long as the owners understood what he had … Continue reading

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Sandhill Berry Farm and Greendance Winery

Hidden away in the hills of Southwest Pennsylvania is a surprising find. I had pictures in my head of a working farms with barns and such, but this was a lot more and a very nice surprise. The next few … Continue reading

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A Hidden Gem of a Garden in Northville, Michigan

It is hidden, but it isn’t much of a secret anymore. Gardeners around the area know about it, but you won’t find it on any maps or in any guide books. It has no name, but it has an ambitious … Continue reading

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Bittersweet is a sweet farm in Clarkston, Michigan

Tucked away on a dirt road in Clarkston is a farm dedicated to feeding the hungry. For almost twenty years the owner Bob McGowen and his wife, Barbara Hamilton have made sure a lot of hungry mouths were fed in the … Continue reading

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