BOTANICUS INTERACTICUS – Interactive Gardens

BOTANICUS INTERACTICUS – Interactive Gardens

I’m headed to Orlando next week to speak at the Epcot International Garden Festival.  I’m excited, but still have to put…

Learn From The Pros: Make a More Imaginative Deck with Reclaimed Materials and Stylish Elements

Learn From The Pros: Make a More Imaginative Deck with Reclaimed Materials and Stylish Elements

Decks do not have to be boring and the living space they create can and should be imbued with a…

Garden Tour: Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC + An Announcement

Garden Tour: Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC + An Announcement

Last week, the old south – specifically Charleston, South Carolina welcomed me for a few days while I got to know…

Everything You Ever Wanted (and didn’t want) to Know About Moss

Everything You Ever Wanted (and didn’t want) to Know About Moss

I’m always up for being sent off on a research tangent.  Not knowing where it will end up, what I…

A Shamrock (Oxalis) Rainbow

A Shamrock (Oxalis) Rainbow

I’m finding the ever- increasing variety of oxalis  (commonly called Shamrocks or Wood Sorrel) available to gardeners very inspiring. In…

Garden Gallery : Celtic Gardens

Garden Gallery : Celtic Gardens

Writing a book requires reaching out to many people you might not otherwise have cause to contact. Interviews and image…

St Patrick’s Day Celtic Garden Inspiration

St Patrick’s Day Celtic Garden Inspiration

As I wrote my book last year, I considered so many different styles of gardens to discuss.  There where quite…

Garden Gallery: Alchemy Gardens’ Staircase to Nowhere

Garden Gallery: Alchemy Gardens’ Staircase to Nowhere

Folly Builder. Can you think of a better business card title?  I wonder if anyone in the US has that…

Designing a Yoga Garden

Designing a Yoga Garden

For over 25 years, running has been a constant in my life but with the recent onset of knee pain,…

Making a Mushroom Garden: Learning to Design a Glorified Forest Garden

Making a Mushroom Garden: Learning to Design a Glorified Forest Garden

After ten years of staring down a large pile of hardwood logs left for me after the installation of a…

Trends on Trial:  Vertical Wall Gardens – An Urban Oasis or a Recipe for Architectural Disaster?

Trends on Trial: Vertical Wall Gardens – An Urban Oasis or a Recipe for Architectural Disaster?

Opening Statement: Green walls are not new. French botanist Patrick Blanc has been popularizing green walls by building awe inspiring,…

A Palm That Does Well In New England*

A Palm That Does Well In New England*

*sort of When I say sort of, I am alluding to the fact that this plant that looks like a…

The Scent of Nostalgia: Prairie Dropseed

The Scent of Nostalgia: Prairie Dropseed

Walking through New York city brings to mind a unique combination of good and bad smells. Cooking onions and sausages…

A Marvelous New Hibiscus

A Marvelous New Hibiscus

Which plant is literally on fire in our garden right now? Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel.’ I admittedly ordered this plant on…

Making Meadow Pots

Making Meadow Pots

Since seeing this container planting over on Garden’s Illustrated’s website earlier this summer, I have been all sorts of obsessed…

Godshuis Gardens in Belgium

Godshuis Gardens in Belgium

We’ve been in Belgium for two weeks now – filling our time slowly with the treasures of the region.  We…

Hydroponics for Dad?

Hydroponics for Dad?

My dad’s latest engineering feat has been to install a hydroponics growing system in the spare bedroom of my parents…

Bloodroot

Bloodroot

It is late May here in Maine and we are in the midst of a long, cool spring. The temperatures…

Planning A White Garden

Planning A White Garden

This week I have been pulling together plans for a white garden to be installed this summer at a client’s…

Get the Look For Less – Garden Boho Chic

Get the Look For Less – Garden Boho Chic

Greetings, Studio G Readers!  My name is Elizabeth, and I’ve been designing outdoor spaces for over 12 years.  I also…

What To Do With The Strawberry Tower?

What To Do With The Strawberry Tower?

My strawberries hate my strawberry tower. They literally run from it. Last year in my book writing garden absence, I…

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