The Treehouse

The Treehouse

There are plenty of posts here about treehouses, but I recently realized that have I neglected to share much about…

Before + After: A French City Garden and a Plant Collector’s Exotic Gateway

Before + After: A French City Garden and a Plant Collector’s Exotic Gateway

François Simonaire has been working as a gardener for more than 25 years, but it was just seven years ago that…

HELP WANTED! – Perfect Planters

HELP WANTED! – Perfect Planters

Story By ELIZABETH DUNN Obviously, I would not be capable of assembling the planters myself. For starters, the terrace where…

Our Status Was Provisional

Our Status Was Provisional

Photos and Story By Kathleen McCoy I learned flower arranging from the last in the line of garden club royalty….

Making a Living Willow Arbor

Making a Living Willow Arbor

Guests are usually surprised when I tell them that our willow arbor only cost $35. Back in 2005, I spent $8 plus shipping for four hybrid willows…

The Stump

The Stump

A Studied Dismantling of a Yellow Jacket Nest with Noah Wilson-Rich Ph.D.

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,…

Grow Plants Vertically with Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

Grow Plants Vertically with 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…

12 Garden Inspired Holiday Wreaths That You Can Copy

12 Garden Inspired Holiday Wreaths That You Can Copy

Wreaths are such ubiquitous holiday decorations, I find that most years I want to rebel against the traditional cliché of…

Seasonal Plant Partners: Hamamelis (Witch Hazel), Hellebores & Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter fire’

Seasonal Plant Partners: Hamamelis (Witch Hazel), Hellebores & Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter fire’

Noticing yesterday that the tips of daffodils and spring bulbs are just beginning to poke through the ground, the branches…

Make A Countertop Kitchen Bonsai Herb Garden

Make A Countertop Kitchen Bonsai Herb Garden

As most of my gardening attention shifts to houseplants and things I can grow inside, I wanted to share one of…

Daily Garden : Phillip Nixon’s Morrocan Inspired Home in Venice Beach, CA

Daily Garden : Phillip Nixon’s Morrocan Inspired Home in Venice Beach, CA

I spotted Phillip Nixon’s Garden in Apartment Therapy last week when they referred to it as an “Indiana Jones Oasis”.  (oddly,…

Daily Garden:  My Green Passion’s Austrian Autumn Garden

Daily Garden: My Green Passion’s Austrian Autumn Garden

My plants have just about passed on for the season.  The last of the leaves are strew across the lawn…

Daily Garden: OsterGRO – An Urban Rooftop Farm in Denmark

Daily Garden: OsterGRO – An Urban Rooftop Farm in Denmark

The simple fact that such a bounty can come from a pile of dirt on top a building inspires me…

Exploring Skirret and Perennial Vegetables

Exploring Skirret and Perennial Vegetables

After a couple of seasons of being a lesser vegetable gardener than I once was, I have finally come to…

Show Me A Movement – Michelle Obama’s Surprise Visit to My Garden

Show Me A Movement – Michelle Obama’s Surprise Visit to My Garden

I am very excited to welcome a guest here today. Linda Bilsens is the Community Composting Manager at the Institute for Local…

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