Profile: John Markowski

Gardener and Plant Geek

I am a long time home gardener who obsessively tends to and photographs his plants in order to help others decide which plants they should add to their garden.

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Greatest Grass, Accepting Chaos & a Plea For Container Ideas

The search for the ultimate garden - when one perennial slows down, another is ready to step into the spotlight. Be it blooms, textural contrast or texture. This is our goal. Containers, well, that's a different game.

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Dangerous Garden Advice Ahead

“Over promise and under deliver”
“Measure once and cut twice”
“Fool me once, shame on … actually, let’s fast forward to the fool me twice part.”
Mantras I live by, albeit unintentionally, in life and in the garden.
I’m not proud but I own it. My therapist would be proud.

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Spring Pruning Time

It's 60 degrees here in New Jersey - spring has arrived! Now's the perfect time to get started crossing off some of those gardening tasks on you list!

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Bluestone Perennials Order

After much thought and in depth analysis, I finally settled on the six plants to include in my annual Bluestone Perennials order. Check that, it is my semi-annual order, one for spring and one for fall.
This is a very deliberate process.

Category: Gardening

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