Steve Silk

On The Edge

I’ve gotten a lot of inspiring ideas and great garden techniques from Sydney Eddison over the years. She’s given me all kinds of ways to use color, combine plants  and minimize garden maintenance. But one of her best ideas was
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One Big Thing

I wish I could say that my garden evolved to its present state thanks to some grand design. But it hasn’t. Oh, we began with a few basic concepts, but for the most part it has grown by equal parts hit-or-miss, with some trowel-and-error thrown
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Gardening and the Gods

Every morning I greet my garden with joy. It’s a delight to know my beds and borders are out there, awaiting me. We kind of rely on each other. Gardening is, after all, a faith-based initiative. Without faith in the future, or at least hope,
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The Beauty of Bones

This is the first installment of Design Lines, a new GGW monthly column devoted to exploring the role of structure in garden design. At the Sunken Garden, it’s all about the lines. I often stroll through grounds of the Hill–Stead,
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