Trend: Shelved Gardens

Trend: Shelved Gardens

A couple of months back I was chatting with a new garden friend when she openly wondered what the next big garden…

Spring Home & Garden Essentials – Wabi Sabi Style

Spring Home & Garden Essentials – Wabi Sabi Style

In just a bit I am going to pack up my computer and head to the airport and make my way back…

Drawing Lines (In the landscape)

Drawing Lines (In the landscape)

I learned of the bombings in our dear Boston while in the airport yesterday.  We were thankfully flying out of…

Instant Garden Party: Boxman Studios

Instant Garden Party: Boxman Studios

  I’m planning a heck of a party this summer and ground zero for the shindig will be my barn….

Garden Gallery: Simplicity

Garden Gallery: Simplicity

It is the typical lament of the garden worker that spring is just nuts.  As much as anyone else I…

Regency Garden Style — Need a Little Help

Regency Garden Style — Need a Little Help

Hey, I could use some help.  I’m deep into the process of writing my book and sourcing images to accompany my words.  I…

Favorite Garden #5 – Lotusland

Favorite Garden #5 – Lotusland

This is the fifth week of a six part series on some of my favorite gardens based on their design…

Indian Composters

Indian Composters

I don’t know about you but I find composting hard.  It is a statement that is frustrating given that I…

Inspired By: Knot Gardens – Loose Knots

Inspired By: Knot Gardens – Loose Knots

Knot gardens in your average American garden always seem to me to a be bit of a trick.  In their most traditional…

Chanticleer

Chanticleer

In case you missed the other posts (here and here), each week I am writing about one of my favorite…

How to Build a Stick Fort

How to Build a Stick Fort

Toys that leave something to the imagination are hard to come by.   Even harder are those that actually aim…

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden – designed by Beatrix Farrand

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden – designed by Beatrix Farrand

The second garden in this series is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden. I first visited this garden in Seal Harbor,…

The Banging Wall in the Woods

The Banging Wall in the Woods

For gardens with kids…. There is something so magical about this simple creation by an artistic mom for the enjoyment…

Before & After: Jenn’s Woodland Patio

Before & After: Jenn’s Woodland Patio

I’ve been a fan of the amazing Jenn Ski for quite some time now, and when I saw that she…

Garden Gallery: Jerry’s Desert Rooms

Garden Gallery: Jerry’s Desert Rooms

I find the idea behind Jerry Sohn’s desert garden rooms unbelievably inspiring.   Wanting a place in the vast landscape of the…

Garden Gallery: Ryue Nishizawa’s Garden House

Garden Gallery: Ryue Nishizawa’s Garden House

How about this little slice of inspiration for monday morning.  Landscapers are always trying to get architects, homeowners and builders  to…

Garden Gallery:  Dan Hinkley (Plant Hunter) in January’s Martha Stewart Living

Garden Gallery: Dan Hinkley (Plant Hunter) in January’s Martha Stewart Living

I have some interesting tidbits to share with you this morning.  About a year ago I met a woman who…

Monday Morning Wanderlust: Monastero Santa Rosa

Monday Morning Wanderlust: Monastero Santa Rosa

I have a confession — I think I am getting on my husband’s nerves….but I can’t stop. It’s January, cold…

DIY: How to Make A Hobbit House (In Your Garden)

DIY: How to Make A Hobbit House (In Your Garden)

Hayden Regina – creator of the Hobbit Houses at Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, Michigan – is joining us today…

Red Hot Pokers

Red Hot Pokers

In case you have not noticed a trend, I am being drawn to red hot colors and tropical foliage as…

Daily Garden : The BBQ Herb Garden

Daily Garden : The BBQ Herb Garden

Today’s daily garden was designed by Secret Gardens of Sydney,  Australia.  This garden is just beautiful and truly a showpiece for keeping…

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