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…

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?…

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…

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Nine days ago we got side tracked on the way down the driveway. An afternoon of errand running got waylaid…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

Garden Gallery: Mennen’s Gravel Garden

Garden Gallery: Mennen’s Gravel Garden

Mennen’s gravel garden has been evolving over the last couple of years.  It is full of recycled treasures and what…

DIY: Great Halloween Ideas

DIY: Great Halloween Ideas

The starter motor in my car was dead this morning, so I have to drive the truck.  Driving the truck makes…

Zip Lines (Trend?)

Zip Lines (Trend?)

Have you noticed that zip lines are kinda popping up every where?  Indy 500, Super Bowl, parks, back yards (I…

What’s Fab on Fab

What’s Fab on Fab

Have you noticed the profusion of flash shopping sites that have popped up lately?   I’ve been keeping my eye…

Sweetwater Bungalows

Sweetwater Bungalows

As I plan for our next big glamping adventure (next month!)  I am daydreaming about the possibilities to make our  home garden…

French-Made Treehouses

French-Made Treehouses

We have promised some friends a wooded corner of our property to use in tree-house experiments.   We already have…

Father’s Day Garden-y Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Garden-y Gift Ideas

It has taken me many many years to get to a place where I can write this post from personal…

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 – Diarmuid Gavin’s Magical Pyramid

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 – Diarmuid Gavin’s Magical Pyramid

I have been pondering how to bring you the wealth of garden inspiration that I am finding here at Chelsea.   The…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

  My MIL and FIL arrive from CA tonight, so this mothers day weekend will be especially mother-ly.   I…

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…

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…

Meet April Showers & The Gardener — Plantable Comic Books

Meet April Showers & The Gardener — Plantable Comic Books

What kid wouldn’t love the idea of burying the book once it’s all read? And for that matter, as a…

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