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Six of the best vines

Actinidia kolomikta (super-hardy kiwi vine) The heart-shaped leaves of this vine are what make it so magical. In full sun the tips turn a strawberry pink or creamy white. Once the vine is well-established, the...
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A visit to Holland’s gorgeous Keukenhof garden

I have been to the Keukenhof garden in Lisse outside Amsterdam a couple of times. The first time was in early April when the giant blocks of colour created by mass plantings of tulips...

My five gardening books

In 1997, Daphne Gray-Grant, an executive working for Pacific Press, came to me and asked if I had considered writing a book. I had been writing garden stories for The Vancouver Sun for about...
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Villa d’Este: The world’s greatest water garden

My first visit to Villa d'Este was a long journey. Loraine and I took the train from Rome and then a bus for the final few miles up to Trivoli, the hill town where...

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