The MOST beautiful pool ….

This pool is me. I wish I could say I designed it because it so perfectly appeals to my aesthetic….

Landscape Color Themes

There are too many choices in the plant world, and it is so easy to loose focus which is why…

Modern Masters : David Mellor and an Ode To Mowing

Modern Masters : David Mellor and an Ode To Mowing

I live outside of Boston, though I can’t say I am really a Red Sox fan – I hope my…

Garden Floaters

The Janus Et Cie catalogs are filled with amazing high quality products photographed to create completely engrossing, landscape designer eye…

50 Natives : Mississippi : Callicarpa americana (Beautyberry)

I love Callicarpa– I first discovered it used in a wreath that I bought many years ago. The berries are…

50 Natives : Alabama : Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)

50 Natives : Alabama : Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)

The Redbud is universally loved and is one of the best spring flowering trees. It is used by Native Americans…

Modern Landscape Masters : Lew French

I know of just a few artists that are living that create landscape art that I want to celebrate. I…

50 Natives : Arkansas : Ilex verticillata (winterberry)

The berries get me every time. Little bright red beacons that draw me closer. Winterberry, loaded with bright red berries…

Tis The Season….For Forced Bulbs

Tis The Season….For Forced Bulbs

To be planning your spring display (that is if you are in the northern hemisphere). I know this picture circulated…

50 Natives : Colorado : Aquilegia caerulea (Colorado Columbine)

50 Natives : Colorado : Aquilegia caerulea (Colorado Columbine)

I swear, the fact that Colorado is the second in our list is pure happenstance. I asked my 5 year…

50 Natives : Massachusetts : Trillium erectum (wakerobin, purple trillium)

I first discovered Trilliums at the famous Lime Walk of Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent England. There, they were stunningly…

50 Natives: the beginning

Native, Natives, Natives…everyone is talking about using natives. What is a native? To try and state simply, it’s a plant…

The Fatboy Outdoor

Better than a lounge chair this easily dragged lounge bed is perfect for austere or modern beach side resorts or…

Ammonite Delight

I have recently discovered the trove of interesting garden accessories at gardenboutique.co.uk and among all the interesting items, I am…

Private Plots and Public Spots – and Cow Bones as Pavers!

Private Plots and Public Spots – and Cow Bones as Pavers!

The international competition: ‘Best Private Plots 08 – Die besten Gärten 2008’ is being held for the third consecutive year….

Forgiving the Rhododenron

Relocating to New England from England about four years ago seemed, at the time, (and often still does) like the…

Root Barriers

Bamboos are a huge design trend but installation can quickly become prohibitively expensive as running bamboos need to be contained…

Tivoli Outdoor Lighting

I found them!….the pictures of the unique landscape lights at Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen. The posting the other day about…

Inspired By: A Beautiful Bamboo Plant Container

Inspired By: A Beautiful Bamboo Plant Container

It is so rare that garden containers make me take the little gasp of air that implies my immediate recognition…

Landscape Design Ideas & Plants for Color Trends 2008 – Brown Exudes Luxury

Landscape Design Ideas & Plants for Color Trends 2008 – Brown Exudes Luxury

Trend #6 -Brown exudes luxury Brown as a feature in the landscape? Doesn’t that have a negative connotation (dead leaves,…

Landscape Design Ideas & Plants for Color Trends 2008

Landscape Design Ideas & Plants for Color Trends 2008

Zara inspired me to take a look around and see what we could offer in the spirit of the 2008…

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