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Cornerstone Garden Iris Plants-2011

Picotee Wonder

August Emperor

Come to Cornerstone Garden, 414-b State Street to pick up these unique varieties before they begin to bloom

We also have Butter and Sugar Iris

Pink Haze Iris

White Swirl Iris

Not only are the flowers spectacular, the foliage adds vertical interest with their grass-like foliage to the full sun/part shade garden.

Happy Planting!

DianaDigsDirt at Cornerstone Garden

 

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Press Release-Cornerstone Garden

Formally My Secret Garden Blooms Again as

Cornerstone Garden by DianaDigsDirt

DianaDigsDirt, a professional landscape designer opens a new Greensboro

Garden Boutique April 30th, 2011 from 9am-7pm at 414-B State Street

The Greenboro resident, Diana Gardner-Williams of DianaDigsDirt has offered landscape consultations, design and installations to Triad area residents for over 13 years. She also schedules speaking engagements on the topics of memory gardens, drought-tolerate and deer resistant landscaping, green wedding design and other outdoor living ideas. Over 170 articles are located on her blog of 3 years, where comments are welcome and questions are answered. Diana stated, “Having a professional landscape designer fully explain the pros and cons of every plant will save the community dollars they can spend elsewhere. There are many plant properties other than just looking pretty and most serve a purpose.”

Cornerstone Garden shares an office with Andrea Halsey Photography, clearly delineated by quaint wooden signs within the garden. Most of the outdoor vignettes and water features were created from materials left behind from the former owner. The interior spaces were designed by utilizing roadside finds, thrift store bargains and everything salvaged from the outdoors. Local artisans will be offered space to sell artwork on a monthly basis; therefore, inventory will constantly change. Other products and services offered will include; plants, “green” sympathy and gift baskets, awareness garden flags and on-site workshops.

We invite the public to enjoy Cornerstone Garden within one of the several seating areas to chat, shop, or greenthumb through a large variety of gardening and landscape literature. Hours of operation, specials and workshops will be noted on the blog of DianaDigsDirt.com, Cornerstone Garden page.

   
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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in Cornerstone Garden, My Secret Garden

 

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Diana Digs My Secret Garden-5

The landscape renovation continues at 414 State Street, by DianaDigsDirt. The terrace is almost complete. We will not be able to plant tender annuals until the last frost-free date, which is around mid April.

I am almost positive the bricks on site were hand-made, priceless!

Wheel barrow fountain now functions and people are caught off guard when passing by. Didn’t expect the sound of water gushing out of a rusty hole in the wheel barrow, did you?

So much weeding and clearing away of ivy, sweet autumn clematis and liriope everywhere! Let’s start fresh.

Hanging baskets and planters will be filled with flowers, adding to the charm of the boutique.

Many of these plants are transplanted from my own garden. Come by for the plant swap on the 16th of April. Bring a plant you would like to part with and leave with a more desirable one.

DianaDigsDirt of Cornerstone Garden

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in My Secret Garden

 

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Magnolia Leaves within Wedding Flower Design

Magnolia foliage provides many design opportunities like; centerpieces, decor, corsages, boutonniere’s and more. Above, a magnolia leaf serves as the background for lavender and indian hawthorn berries.

Here is a Helleborus bloom held by a magnolia leaf.

This design element can be utilized in a number of ways. Individual magnolia leaves were inserted into an orange and filled with Helleborus flowers. If used as a centerpiece, this element could be grouped on a table and layered at various heights, hung from the ceiling with tea lights, or individually placed on event tables. Using a larger fruit like a cantaloupe would provide enough space to insert an actual flowering plant. Fill with bird sees and a tea light and give away to your guests at the end of your party.

   Magnolia branches make excellent decor for any party or wedding by gathering plant material with assorted textures to hang on chairs, columns or doors. Very affordable and easy to assemble.

A Saucer magnolia bloom was used as a boutonniere along with a dried grass plume from the landscape and a sprig of Scotch Broom.

The coconut here was unfinished, but magnolia leaves would have been placed at the base of the Amazon Mist grass to hide the soil and add coarse texture.

  Topiary is an expensive event decor, but could easily be created from your landscape foliage.

Schedule a consultation and let’s look at what your landscape could provide fjor “green” design.

DianaDigsDirt of Cornerstone Garden

 

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DianaDigs Balloon Flower

The balloon flower (above)is commonly known in the landscape world, but its cousin is definitely worthy in my garden.

 Botanical name, Campanula glomerata is low maintenance and blooms for 2 months, at least.

This perennial needs some shade from the hot afternoon sun, drought tolerate, deer resistant and if deadheaded, will bloom again. It is not invasive and works well in cottage style gardens or other informal landscapes in the backyard.

The size of this perennial is about 18 inches around and fits into the front of a perennial bed nicely.

DianaDigs Campanula glomerata!

at Cornerstone Garden 414 State Street in Greensboro

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Favorite Plants

 

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My Secret Garden now Cornerstone Garden

Blooming Begins at Cornerstone Garden by DianaDigsDirt

Formally “My Secret Garden” 414 State Street

 Grand Opening-Saturday April 30th 2011

Meander the gardens and talk to Diana of DianaDigsDirt, certified landscape designer of the Triad and primary sponsor of Just a Cloud Away, Inc. ™ Journal. The garden will offer plants, garden art, produce and other outdoor items. Because of changing monthly vendors, information is located on the blog of DianaDigsDirt.com, under the Cornerstone Garden page. The State Street business district is unique and charming for pedestrians and Cornerstone Garden will offer strolling paths for garden enthusiasts, chatting or shopping. Andrea Halsey Photography is located in the front portion of the office with Cornerstone Garden occupying the rear entrance marked by the RED door.

DianaDigsDirt-certified landscape designer provides

  • Consultations, Landscape Designs and Installation
  • Speaking Engagements
  • “Green” Wedding Design
  • Residential and Commercial Memory Garden Design
  • “Green” Gift and Sympathy Baskets
  • Blog with over 160 articles, where comments are welcome and questions are answered

On site Workshops will provide information regarding

  • Drought and Deer resistant plants
  • Container Gardening
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Antiques in the Garden
  • DIY Projects and Outdoor Crafting
  • Composting and Vegetable Gardening
  • Low Maintenance Landscapes
  • Butterfly and Bird Friendly Gardens
  • Water Gardens and much more

DianaDigsDirt blog will provide hours of operation and other information on the Cornerstone Garden page. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Diana at, Diana@justacloudaway.com or 336.392.4031.

Looking for vendors to participate in the grand opening, interested businesses please email Diana.

 
 

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Diana Digs My Secret Garden-3

 

414 State Street, formally known as, “My Secret Garden”.

A beautiful weekend to work on State Street. Much was accomplished like tilling the front terrace and removing unwanted plants.

4×4 caps were placed on the posts for iron fence, where pots will be installed later.

Every inch of this location will be taken advantage of. Cracks in the sidewalk, stairs and wall will be planted with crevice plants (not weeds).

 Several cascading plants will adorn the brick wall and bloom at various times of the year. Bulbs, annuals and perennials will add to the splendor. There will be a few spots open for people to sit as well.

Needed a nice entryway planter filled with perennials, sedum, annuals and the grass on top is called Amazon Mist.

   2 “Burgundy Cotton” Crape Myrtles were installed by the fence.

The project was supervised by my son.

We are getting there and hope to have our Grand Opening April 30th (after our April 16th event), just in time for Mothers Day plants, gifts baskets and more!

 Happy Planting!

Landscape Design, Installations, Consultations and Speaking Engagements

 

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