Whether people live in a country & chop their personal firewood or adore woodwork & fence construction, a best electric log splitter would always come in within reach. Moreover, if people are planting on the splitting wood close to their home then an electric log splitter might be the easiest and quickest way for splitting huge amount of wood.
Beside this, there are varieties of reliable and well-trusted best electric log splitters, which are currently available in the market. Selecting the suitable machine can assist people to split logs with effortlessness & radically cut time from their firewood cutting.
Having an electric log splitter is considered as a must for any serious homeowner or woodcutter, which mainly relies on the firm source of the firewood during winter season. If people have never used an electric log splitter, they might be amazed at just how much energy and time the correct unit is able to save, not to comment hard labor or hours.
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THE CITIZENS OF the northern California town where Sarah Hammond lives would rather you didn’t know they exist: They have a habit of stealing the sign that tells you where to turn off Route 1 to get there. You can’t really blame them–they want to enjoy their quiet little town, and their sparkling estuary where blue herons and snowy egrets feed, in peace. They’d prefer it if the tourists from San Francisco would just keep on going up the coastal road to Bodega Bay or Mendocino, where they’re used to such nuisances.
You’d expect a town like that to be full of rugged individualists–sixties types who have settled down and gotten a bit cranky. Their gardens, you imagine, are probably big, unruly patches of organically grown vegetables, maybe with some Cannabis sativa here and there. So it comes as something of a surprise to meet Hammond, a designer and garden consultant who is an individualist of a very different sort. She is a short, slight woman, with shoulder-length black hair, sun-browned skin, and startling blue eyes. Her movements are quick, even abrupt, and her sentences tumble out in a torrent, veering off into half a dozen different subjects as each captures her enthusiasm.
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MY FAVORITE MORNING WALK takes me first through a rolling meadow full of wild pears and hawthorns and then into deep fir woods thick with ferns and mosses. The two areas are separated by a recently developed neighborhood. Most of its yards are ordinary indeed, but one is so remarkable that it is impossible to pass by without taking notice. The eye is captured first by a sprawling space full of great grasses, tawny as the African savanna. Mixed in with them are appropriately outsize flowers–masses of angel’s-trumpets (Datara inoxia), jagged, silvery towers of cardoon, and thready spears of Verbena Bonariensis. After the first gasp, you wonder whether you are still in the maritime Northwest or have stumbled into some exotic Jules Verne alternative to the everyday world.
Behind this massive front bed, a brick wall encloses the garden proper, but plants appear tantalizingly over the wall’s top. Dusky purple balloons of joe-pye weed some 10 feet high bob gently against a softer wall of giant reed grass (Arundo donax). Spikes of cattails stand stiff before fountains of cascading grasses. Look behind the wall and you will find other more improbable shapes and colors. A blue and purple Egyptian column, its lofty top planted with water iris, drips musically into an unseen pool. Shaggy plumes of South African honey bush foliage (Melianthus major) glimmer, silver blue and saw-toothed, beside enormous red and black banana leaves. Spoke-leaved fan palms make great wheels beneath a gilded cloud of Robinia pseudo-acacia `Frisia’. Paddle-shaped cannas striped in gold or splashed with burgundy and puce contrast with foamy clouds of giant seakale (Urambe cordifolia).
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ON A BUSY STREET in Wilmette, Illinois, a woman pauses by a sign for the Tidy Muffler Shop, taken aback by the black-flowered hollyhocks that rise up toward it. Uncertain of her feelings about black flowers indeed, unsure that she has ever seen them before–she takes a few more steps and discovers a bountiful arch of pink-blossomed ‘New Dawn’ roses next door. The arch, underplanted with peachy pink ‘Bonnie’ lilies, and with lupines, delphiniums, and asters, frames the window of the low gray studio that houses Craig Bergmann and James Grigsby’s landscape design business. She may not know that, but she does know that the abundance of the roses and the beauty of the lilies are a refreshing sight in the city, and she smiles as she continues along the alpine currant hedge that separates the garden, the studio, and the wood-shingled house from the street.
If the woman had rounded the corner and gone through the smart wooden entry-way at the rear of the house, she would have found a treasure trove of plants that would do much to teach her of the intricacies of foliage and flower, color and fragrance. Visitors who do enter the quarteracre garden that envelops Bergmann and Grigsby’s home and place of work will find themselves on a neat path lined with boxwood, which first leads to an elegant, turn-of-the-century glasshouse, then veers off around the house and on to the studio. When the two men bought the property nine years ago, the 20-by-30-foot entryway was nothing but a forbidding mass of white gravel. Now a pair of topiaries, carefully shaped by Grigsby into a fan and a handsome spiral, guard the door to the restored glasshouse, along with a host of herbs and flowering plants that blossom in shades of soft pink, blue, and white from early spring well into November.
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