Daily Garden: Urban Exotic – Australia
Fall in New Hampshire

Fall in New Hampshire

  Wow,  what a weekend — I spent the last 3 days in the beautiful white mountains of New Hampshire. …

Recycled Garden Feature — The Trampoline

by Er.We A recycled Trampoline hoop — left to rust — and roofing laths.  Put them together and what do…

Brendan Moar’s Dry Spell Gardens

My Daughter’s Birthday is next week, so she is on the look out for birthday packages arriving in the mail. …

Yesterday’s Planting: Phyllostachys Nigra – Black Bamboo

by Rubisco! I always get excited about firsts…big or little, I seem to note and remember them.   Every variety of…

Taking Inspiration: Where the Wild Things Are

I was so excited to take my little people  to see “Where the Wild Things Are” last Friday evening –…

Treehouse Down!?!

Treehouse Down!?!

I have to share this treehouse with you….before it is gone.  Yes, the owner is sadly being forced to tear…

Tokyo’s Wabi Sabi Potted Gardens

Tokyo’s Wabi Sabi Potted Gardens

I am so captivated and inspired by the flickr photostream of TsuyaTsuya Nemury. The stream is filled with images are…

Before and After: A Side yard Spruce-up

Good Monday Morning!! I have this Quick little before and after for you…as well as some other posts….but I am…

Fresh Again: Impatiens

Fresh Again: Impatiens

Impatiens walleriana – commonly know as simply impatiens or busy lizzies seem to inspire extreme opinions.  So utterly common and…

BubbleTree’s Stylish French Treehouse Kits.

BubbleTree’s Stylish French Treehouse Kits.

The snow is falling outside for the first time this year and already I am longing for the days of…

Taking Inspiration From Monika Jarg’s Rugs

I saw these images a couple days ago over at Decor8 and they have been on my mind since.  It…

Edina Todoki Vertical Garden Art

Edina Todoki Vertical Garden Art

Edina Todoki is creating some inspiring and unique versions of vertical gardens. The portrait succulent living wall is an installation…

Mystery Solved: Pokeweed

image by beautifulcataya I am so excited that with a visit to one of my regular reads, I solved a…

Design Night Planters – A Modern Strawberry Pot

Design Night Planters – A Modern Strawberry Pot

While my own verdict on the ubiquitous and questionably effective strawberry pot is still out, I have to say I…

The Oldest Plants with Rachel Sussman

La llareta (up to 3,000 years old, Atacama Desert, Chile) As a designer I counsel people all the time about…

Before & After with Andrea Bellamy

Before & After with Andrea Bellamy

Are you a reader over at Andrea Bellamy’s blog Heavy Petal.  She writes about urban gardening in Vancouver, CA.   It’s…

Encouraging Native Bees with Insect Walls

image from buzzy bee girl  (a great blog about bees) Bees are on the decline, particularly honey bees.  Without bees…

Fresh Again: A new feature? Re-styling Gladiolas

Fresh Again: A new feature? Re-styling Gladiolas

I happened across a discussion over at garden web recently  about what makes gardens look dated and it has really…

Waddesdon Manor’s Inspired Carpet Bedding – Designed by Oscar de la Renta with Kernock Park Plants

Waddesdon Manor’s Inspired Carpet Bedding – Designed by Oscar de la Renta with Kernock Park Plants

In 2003 I designed a show garden for the Hampton Court Palace Flower show and this carpet bedding scheme was…

Universe Beach House Pool by Tatiana Bilbao: Mexico

Universe Beach House Pool by Tatiana Bilbao: Mexico

Maybe you have already seen this beautiful pool as it appears to be all over the blogshere, but I hadn’t…

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