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Lexi Dearborn


Welcome to the Gabby Gardener. I’m Lexi Dearborn.
I’m excited to share with you posts on gardening, horticulture, planning, design, lighting and so much more.
Have a read and drop me a line if there’s something special you’d like more information on.

Professional Landscape Designer | Certified Horticulturalist

Why should you consider hiring a landscape designer?

Your Story! Your Dream! Have you been dreaming of warm summer days, the kids gleefully splashing around in a swimming pool while you observe the delightful chaos from your cozy chaise lounge? Or perhaps, you’ve been dreaming of evenings filled […]

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“Everything Old is New Again!”

A cottage garden is a very distinct style that uses informal design, a variety of woody plants, and mass plantings of ornamental and edible plants. Cottage gardens bubble with charm, creating a kaleidoscope of hues and textures. This is not a carefully manicured garden style. It is fun, relaxed, and colourful.

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Select native plants to encourage songbirds and caterpillars to your gardens.

Selecting native plants for home gardens has become popular over the last decade. It’s a shift in the way we think about residential gardens. Most (not all) gardeners believe ‘traditional English garden plants’ are the only flowers for their home […]

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