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One of our most enjoyable winter tasks is picking the plants for Canada Blooms.   The process is very interesting.   Charlie Dobbin collects plants all summer and fall from suppliers around the country.  She then compiles a list of availability and sends it to all the...

We found it!  The cap stone for the Dolmen.  Isn't it perfect? Its going to be tricky for installation because the base stones have to be placed precisely to ensure stability of the cap.  We decided that we had better lay out a plywood base here...

In Ireland there are many places to see ancient stones that have been carved with intricate patterns.  One of the best is at Newgrange ( a must see on any trip to Ireland).  Newgrange dates back to 3200 BC  which makes it  older than Stonehenge...

The weeping water feature is almost complete.  It is lush and green and drips evenly but we have had a few snags along the way.  The pump volume and pressure were tricky to get right.  At the moment we are playing with various micro sprinklers...

Last Thursday in an attempt to take advantage of the unseasonably warm temperature Cassie and I decided to build the framework for the water feature. Our inspiration for the water feature at this year’s show is the constant wet of Ireland. Contrary to popular belief,...

Parklane, in partnership with Tourism Ireland and Royal Irish Tours, is planning another "show stopper" feature garden at Canada Blooms 2013. This years garden was inspired by my whirl wind trip to Ireland last February.  I was visiting our designer, Joanne Mohan who hails from Monaghan...