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…

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,…

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…

Aerial Hedges

Aerial Hedges

Instead of writing about a particular plant or plant group, this week I thought I would talk about one of…

Before & After: April’s Bean Tunnel

Before & After: April’s Bean Tunnel

I found this really sweet bean tunnel over the winter and I’ve been dying to make one of my own…

It May Be Cold Outside But I’m Thinking Of Joseph’s Coat For Next Summer

It May Be Cold Outside But I’m Thinking Of Joseph’s Coat For Next Summer

Our horticulture team at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is working on a new vertical wall idea for the summer of…

Succulent Cafe by Succulents and Sunshine

Succulent Cafe by Succulents and Sunshine

Trust me when I say that you should forget reading this post and just hop directly on over to Succulents and Sunshine….

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…

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…

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Catching a glimpse of this picture on Pinterest, I was immediately inspired to learn more about the building and artist who created…

Garden Gallery: Amsterdam Vertical Garden

Garden Gallery: Amsterdam Vertical Garden

How into vertical gardens are you?  Really?   I can’t personally decide.  On a commercial level I am way into them…I love…

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…

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…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

I am ready for the weekend….and then I am not….this is going to be one of those really, really, really…

Before & After Garden: A Brazilian Extravaganza #2

Before & After Garden: A Brazilian Extravaganza #2

This one is tiny — but with big impact.   Just a blank and not so interesting hallway, gets a…

Operation Ivy League

Operation Ivy League

You have heard of Guerrilla gardening right?  It’s all about people surreptitiously planting in places that are less than hospitable.  …

Before & After: Cava’s Green Wall Makeover

Before & After: Cava’s Green Wall Makeover

Care to join me for a glass of wine? Isn’t this just the perfect looking place to hang out all…

Garden Up!

Garden Up!

When I came across this little clutch of great vertical gardens this morning, it forced me to acknowledge the relatively…

Vertical Garden: Germain Bourré’s Etagères potagères

Vertical Garden: Germain Bourré’s Etagères potagères

Have your jumped on the vertical garden bandwagon?  No? Is it because it all seems a bit tricky? Maybe you…

Vertical Gardening Inspiration & DIY

Have you noticed that vertical gardens have moved beyond experimental and into the realm of maturing design?  I thought I…

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