Outdoor Fabric with John Eshaya

Outdoor Fabric with John Eshaya

I stand in envious awe of the eclectic Los Angeles bungalow garden that belongs to John Eshaya, the founder of Jet clothing. I…

How To Create Instant Summer Curb Appeal

How To Create Instant Summer Curb Appeal

The heat of July has hit and the garden’s summer doldrums have begin to set in.  With all the exuberance…

Friday Five: Black & White Garden Goodies

Friday Five: Black & White Garden Goodies

    In this heat I am feeling anything but crisp and fresh.  Black and white always helps to sharpen…

Friday 5: Outdoor Patterns

Friday 5: Outdoor Patterns

Oh boy, I used to think I was the kind of person who handled change really well, but this week…

DIY: Coat Hanger Trellis

DIY: Coat Hanger Trellis

How are things growing for you?  I’ve got a few things (new climbing hydrangea and new grape vine, I’m looking…

Modfire’s Astrofire

Modfire’s Astrofire

I am so grateful for designers like Brandon Williams.  We need a little more imagination and design savvy in our outdoor products…

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Little Stone House

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Little Stone House

My husband never fails to point out how much he loves the handful of small stone houses that are scattered…

Straysparks Hand Forged Decorative Trellis

Straysparks Hand Forged Decorative Trellis

Straysparks modular trellis system, which allows you to make your own trellis configuration, has been nominated for the best the…

The Green Barn

The Green Barn

I know this news might not be as exciting to you as it is to me….but nonetheless my excitement for…

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….

Before & After: Heartwood Roses’ Greenhouse

Before & After: Heartwood Roses’ Greenhouse

I have greenhouse envy (especially this time of year where, I had something lovely like this, — there would be…

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…

What You Need When It’s Not Quite Warm Outside

What You Need When It’s Not Quite Warm Outside

It is a completely glorious snow melting day (though still, a few inches remain on the north-side lawn).  All the sparkly sun…

Cistus Nursery

Cistus Nursery

First of all, at least once per day, I make sure that I work with plants. I either look, touch,…

Before & After: Rebecca & Staffan’s Terraced Garden

Before & After: Rebecca & Staffan’s Terraced Garden

This is a special Valentines edition of our Thursday garden makeovers.   Its pretty flowers and charming white walls are…

New Products – Green Bricks, A Modern BBQ & Pretty Pots

New Products – Green Bricks, A Modern BBQ & Pretty Pots

I have a quick little round up of some exciting products that crossed my desk recently Green Bricks — An…

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…

My Favorite Ornamental Grass

My Favorite Ornamental Grass

Whenever anyone asks what is my favorite plant, of course I can never answer. I usually have at least 3…

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…

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…

Garden Whites Inspiration

Garden Whites Inspiration

I am having a little obsession with garden whites right now. I have recently discovered a ocupel of plants as…

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