Spring Cleaning: 5 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

Spring Cleaning: 5 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

I have a big garden so I am frequently overwhelmed by it. But I reminded myself recently just how much…

Pretty Porch Ideas from Ile d’Orleans in Quebec, Canada

Pretty Porch Ideas from Ile d’Orleans in Quebec, Canada

Pretty Porch Ideas from Ile d’Orleans in Quebec, Canada While traveling around the Ile d’Orleans, across the St Lawerence River…

A Beautiful Winter With An Artistic Garden Light

A Beautiful Winter With An Artistic Garden Light

Do you feel the grip of winter loosing its hold?

Grow Love, Give Valentines Seeds

Grow Love, Give Valentines Seeds

Spring is near, why not plant some Valentines seeds?   I am increasingly becoming a seed growing convert.  No, I…

Rent A Ruminant – Landclearing Goats for Hire – The Green Alternative

Rent A Ruminant – Landclearing Goats for Hire – The Green Alternative

Renting goats for land clearing is a wonderful idea (if you ask me).  It is all at once pastoral, economical,…

How to Make an Origami Orchid

How to Make an Origami Orchid

Time is short, but I’ve found a beautiful holiday table top decoration idea for you. The North American Orchid Center  has…

Advice to Grow Plants Vertically from Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

Advice to Grow Plants Vertically from Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

I knew of Patrick Blanc‘s work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens…

Stylish Plants: Three Design Ideas for Growing Baptisia

Stylish Plants: Three Design Ideas for Growing Baptisia

Years ago, when the Perennial Plant Association named Baptisia australis their plant of the year for 2010, I promptly bought five and planted them in my…

What Drives You?

What Drives You?

Are you hitting the road for the holidays? I am not – but I love a good epic holiday road…

Photographing Flowers on a Lightbox

Photographing Flowers on a Lightbox

This time of year there are lots of packages arriving by mail. When a package arrives, everyone is either trying to squirrel…

The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab @RISD

Few designers and artists would deny that much of their inspiration comes from studying the natural world.  It doesn’t matter what…

Eddie’s Doghouse – A Story About Frank Lloyd Wright & a 12 Year Old Boy with a Dog

Eddie’s Doghouse – A Story About Frank Lloyd Wright & a 12 Year Old Boy with a Dog

You are going to have to indulge me this week as I fully expect that the arrival of a puppy…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

Spring in New England gardens such as mine (huge with lots of annual winter damage from falling limbs) call for significant clean…

Summer Ikea Preview 2012

Summer Ikea Preview 2012

I was just taking a look at the Summer collection of outdoor gear from Ikea and there are definitely some hits.  I…

Before & After: Stephanie’s Modern Hillside

Before & After: Stephanie’s Modern Hillside

Hillsides can be tough projects and for a designer, It can be particularly difficult to re-sculpt the space, carving out useful areas…

Before & After: Liz & Linda’s Garden – The Design Proposal

Before & After: Liz & Linda’s Garden – The Design Proposal

Remember last weeks really dull garden with a dingy deck? (re-visit here) Well here is a peek at the plan…

Help Wanted: Dumbarton Oaks Dream Job

Help Wanted: Dumbarton Oaks Dream Job

Oh — this is a dreamy little dream job for just the right person…..Post- Doctoral Associate At Dumbarton Oaks in…

Cake Top Gardens

Cake Top Gardens

My first thought when I saw these was “Those aren’t Pillows” — (one of my all time favorite  and most…

Inspired by: Tina Hellberg & Idha Lindhag

Inspired by: Tina Hellberg & Idha Lindhag

I don’t want to, but guess I might need to — give up the fight and go lay down (I’m…

New York Times Mini-Garden by Judy Kameon

New York Times Mini-Garden by Judy Kameon

I have to admit this morning I am still well in the throws of a stomach bug….I hate being sick…

The Smog Shoppe & Making a Great Indoor-Outdoor Party Place

The Smog Shoppe & Making a Great Indoor-Outdoor Party Place

I am, with great envy, eyeing the Smog Shoppe in LA.  I so wish that Boston had a similarly hip…

The Latin Series: E is for Edulis & Esculenta

The Latin Series: E is for Edulis & Esculenta

I love the E’s –  there are two great ‘E’ words in Botanical Latin that mean the same thing. Edulis and…

Daily Garden: Pallets for A Community Wall Garden

Daily Garden: Pallets for A Community Wall Garden

I love this quick project (using free pallets and a little stain!) that transformed an ugly industrial wall…. Inspired by…

A New Zealand Summer

A New Zealand Summer

If I were without a job, a bit younger, not married with a house and two kids, a cat and…

Inspiration from a Cider Can

Inspiration from a Cider Can

  Tempt Cider, a Danish brand designed by DDB Denmark, is so interesting…. I just discovered it and while I am…

Street Glamour

Street Glamour

This picture got me wondering…just what might this streetscape look like if the LA and Planners who were putting it…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

Please accept my apologies for being away yesterday.  The day was packed to the gills and getting online was ultimately…

Before & After: Liz & Linda’s Garden – The Beginning

Before & After: Liz & Linda’s Garden – The Beginning

Ready for another garden project to follow?  This garden is in the Hampstead borough of London and was taken on…

Kiss the Earth: Mardi Gras & Gluttony Tuesday

Kiss the Earth: Mardi Gras & Gluttony Tuesday

One of the greatest parties in the world takes place right here in the US in February.  This being the…

Scrappy Roof Gardens ~ Before They Were Cool

Scrappy Roof Gardens ~ Before They Were Cool

I just discovered Penelope Green’s article titled On City Roof Tops, Scrappy Green Spaces in Bloom in the New York Times….

Spring Cleaning: 5 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

Spring Cleaning: 5 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

I have a big garden so I am frequently overwhelmed by it. But I reminded myself recently just how much…

Pretty Porch Ideas from Ile d’Orleans in Quebec, Canada

Pretty Porch Ideas from Ile d’Orleans in Quebec, Canada

Pretty Porch Ideas from Ile d’Orleans in Quebec, Canada While traveling around the Ile d’Orleans, across the St Lawerence River…

A Beautiful Winter With An Artistic Garden Light

A Beautiful Winter With An Artistic Garden Light

Do you feel the grip of winter loosing its hold?

Grow Love, Give Valentines Seeds

Grow Love, Give Valentines Seeds

Spring is near, why not plant some Valentines seeds?   I am increasingly becoming a seed growing convert.  No, I…

Rent A Ruminant – Landclearing Goats for Hire – The Green Alternative

Rent A Ruminant – Landclearing Goats for Hire – The Green Alternative

Renting goats for land clearing is a wonderful idea (if you ask me).  It is all at once pastoral, economical,…

How to Make an Origami Orchid

How to Make an Origami Orchid

Time is short, but I’ve found a beautiful holiday table top decoration idea for you. The North American Orchid Center  has…

Advice to Grow Plants Vertically from Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

Advice to Grow Plants Vertically from Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

I knew of Patrick Blanc‘s work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens…

Stylish Plants: Three Design Ideas for Growing Baptisia

Stylish Plants: Three Design Ideas for Growing Baptisia

Years ago, when the Perennial Plant Association named Baptisia australis their plant of the year for 2010, I promptly bought five and planted them in my…

What Drives You?

What Drives You?

Are you hitting the road for the holidays? I am not – but I love a good epic holiday road…

Photographing Flowers on a Lightbox

Photographing Flowers on a Lightbox

This time of year there are lots of packages arriving by mail. When a package arrives, everyone is either trying to squirrel…

The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab @RISD

Few designers and artists would deny that much of their inspiration comes from studying the natural world.  It doesn’t matter what…

Eddie’s Doghouse – A Story About Frank Lloyd Wright & a 12 Year Old Boy with a Dog

Eddie’s Doghouse – A Story About Frank Lloyd Wright & a 12 Year Old Boy with a Dog

You are going to have to indulge me this week as I fully expect that the arrival of a puppy…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

Spring in New England gardens such as mine (huge with lots of annual winter damage from falling limbs) call for significant clean…

Summer Ikea Preview 2012

Summer Ikea Preview 2012

I was just taking a look at the Summer collection of outdoor gear from Ikea and there are definitely some hits.  I…

Before & After: Stephanie’s Modern Hillside

Before & After: Stephanie’s Modern Hillside

Hillsides can be tough projects and for a designer, It can be particularly difficult to re-sculpt the space, carving out useful areas…

Before & After: Liz & Linda’s Garden – The Design Proposal

Before & After: Liz & Linda’s Garden – The Design Proposal

Remember last weeks really dull garden with a dingy deck? (re-visit here) Well here is a peek at the plan…

Help Wanted: Dumbarton Oaks Dream Job

Help Wanted: Dumbarton Oaks Dream Job

Oh — this is a dreamy little dream job for just the right person…..Post- Doctoral Associate At Dumbarton Oaks in…

Cake Top Gardens

Cake Top Gardens

My first thought when I saw these was “Those aren’t Pillows” — (one of my all time favorite  and most…

Inspired by: Tina Hellberg & Idha Lindhag

Inspired by: Tina Hellberg & Idha Lindhag

I don’t want to, but guess I might need to — give up the fight and go lay down (I’m…

New York Times Mini-Garden by Judy Kameon

New York Times Mini-Garden by Judy Kameon

I have to admit this morning I am still well in the throws of a stomach bug….I hate being sick…

The Smog Shoppe & Making a Great Indoor-Outdoor Party Place

The Smog Shoppe & Making a Great Indoor-Outdoor Party Place

I am, with great envy, eyeing the Smog Shoppe in LA.  I so wish that Boston had a similarly hip…

The Latin Series: E is for Edulis & Esculenta

The Latin Series: E is for Edulis & Esculenta

I love the E’s –  there are two great ‘E’ words in Botanical Latin that mean the same thing. Edulis and…

Daily Garden: Pallets for A Community Wall Garden

Daily Garden: Pallets for A Community Wall Garden

I love this quick project (using free pallets and a little stain!) that transformed an ugly industrial wall…. Inspired by…

A New Zealand Summer

A New Zealand Summer

If I were without a job, a bit younger, not married with a house and two kids, a cat and…

Inspiration from a Cider Can

Inspiration from a Cider Can

  Tempt Cider, a Danish brand designed by DDB Denmark, is so interesting…. I just discovered it and while I am…

Street Glamour

Street Glamour

This picture got me wondering…just what might this streetscape look like if the LA and Planners who were putting it…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

Please accept my apologies for being away yesterday.  The day was packed to the gills and getting online was ultimately…

Before & After: Liz & Linda’s Garden – The Beginning

Before & After: Liz & Linda’s Garden – The Beginning

Ready for another garden project to follow?  This garden is in the Hampstead borough of London and was taken on…

Kiss the Earth: Mardi Gras & Gluttony Tuesday

Kiss the Earth: Mardi Gras & Gluttony Tuesday

One of the greatest parties in the world takes place right here in the US in February.  This being the…

Scrappy Roof Gardens ~ Before They Were Cool

Scrappy Roof Gardens ~ Before They Were Cool

I just discovered Penelope Green’s article titled On City Roof Tops, Scrappy Green Spaces in Bloom in the New York Times….

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