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…

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…

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…

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

It goes with the territory that get to try out lots of new plants.  Most are nice – but if…

Garden Travel: Le Riad Jasmine – Marrakech, Morocco

Garden Travel: Le Riad Jasmine – Marrakech, Morocco

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’ve got to scratch an itch – my travel itch.  Today Marrakech, Morocco is enticing today… tomorrow it might be…

Modernist Delight: The Decordova Museum

Modernist Delight: The Decordova Museum

Two Big Black Hearts by Jim Dine ence pence by ursula von Rydingsvard Are You Here? by Johnathan Getelson Johnathan…

Feng Shui Garden Design Tips

Feng Shui Garden Design Tips

Some interesting ideas here to help you plant something new in your garden.  Have you ever used Feng Shui to…

The Amsterdam Playhouse

The Amsterdam Playhouse

Do you have a favorite city? The place you would choose to live if you could choose to live anywhere?…

Garden To Visit: La Colombe d’Or Hotel

Garden To Visit: La Colombe d’Or Hotel

It’s Wednesday and I find it hard to believe that just four days ago I was in Provence, France. I…

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants – 4 Tips for Using Them In The Garden

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants – 4 Tips for Using Them In The Garden

    Plants with black flowers and dark foliage are uncommon and defy our expectations of nature. It is their…

A Rememberance Garden At Sericourt

A Rememberance Garden At Sericourt

I spent most of yesterday sorting out a computer upgrade, a messed up router and hanging with my little people…

Japanese Black Soil and Hexagon Garden – Seeing The Beauty of Dirt

Japanese Black Soil and Hexagon Garden – Seeing The Beauty of Dirt

I was struck by this garden when I first saw it.  I thought, “that will be nice once it is…

Sowing A Waterwise Suburban Meadow: A Plant Study

Sowing A Waterwise Suburban Meadow: A Plant Study

In the Autumn 2015 Issue of PITH + VIGOR we followed designer Claire Kettelkamp of Kettelkamp and Kettelkamp around a…

A Harvest of Agriculture and Art

A Harvest of Agriculture and Art

The hotels around here are all sold out, the apple orchard across the street has called an ‘all-hands’, every door…

Backyard Biology – Designing A Garden To Be A Kid’s Science Lab

Backyard Biology – Designing A Garden To Be A Kid’s Science Lab

As the editor of this newspaper, my job is mostly to bring ideas together, and as they flow in from…

Salvaging the Un-dead – Another Autumn Planter

Salvaging the Un-dead – Another Autumn Planter

Here’s the thing about fall decorating – it’s all going to end up in the compost pile pretty quickly –…

Where To Plant the Clematis Vine?

Where To Plant the Clematis Vine?

As you have probably noticed, I work with Proven Winners to test out their plants and then help you (through…

Je Persoonlijke Tuin – My book, In Dutch

Je Persoonlijke Tuin – My book, In Dutch

  Check this out – it’s my book – in Dutch.  I love all things Dutch – have I ever told…

Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston has been designing gardens for 25 years. At just 14 years old she started working at a perennial…

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