Rent A Ruminant – Landclearing Goats for Hire – The Green Alternative

Rent A Ruminant – Landclearing Goats for Hire – The Green Alternative

Renting goats for land clearing is a wonderful idea (if you ask me).  It is all at once pastoral, economical,…

Advice to Grow Plants Vertically from Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

Advice to Grow Plants Vertically from 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…

Thoughts for the New Year, and A 2016 Garden Design Trends Forecast (download)

Thoughts for the New Year, and A 2016 Garden Design Trends Forecast (download)

Hello readers.  I am both excited and nervous to share a project that I have been working on for the…

Fall Container Planting Recipe:  Autumnal Marsala

Fall Container Planting Recipe: Autumnal Marsala

Autumn has arrived and even though the summer seems to be hanging on, it is time to think about making…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends from Extremely Close to Exceedingly Distant – Part 1

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends from Extremely Close to Exceedingly Distant – Part 1

The Chelsea Flower Show in London represents the pinnacle of garden design and is, without question, an annual opportunity to…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – A Spectators View – Part 2

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – A Spectators View – Part 2

by Gillian Carson Editor Note:  Gillian Carson of My Tiny Plot took in Chelsea as a spectator on press day as…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – Extremely Close – Part 3

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – Extremely Close – Part 3

by Carrie Preston You think beforehand that when you build a stand at Chelsea you will have lots of opportunity…

Thoughts on How to Make an Attractive City

Thoughts on How to Make an Attractive City

I’ve been serving on a committee with my little town to try to sort out some design guidelines for our…

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,…

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 Fashion: The Neon Trend

Garden Fashion: The Neon Trend

Oh 80’s with all your garish blue eyeshadow, big fat shoulders and stink inducing jelly shoes….I wish you to stay…

Trend: Deconstructed Florals

Trend: Deconstructed Florals

Care for a little trend spotting first thing on a Monday Morning?  I’m noticing (what I’ll call) ‘deconstructed florals’  all…

Trend: Sun Block Printing

Trend: Sun Block Printing

I am not sure how I feel about being old enough to see fashions and fads truly recycle themselves.  I…

Clever Idea: Wedding Registry for a Garden Makeover

Clever Idea: Wedding Registry for a Garden Makeover

I have heard of many interesting and off beat ideas for gift giving to newly-wed couples, but a garden makeover…

The Succulent Trend

The Succulent Trend

Have you ever heard of term Jump the Shark? (wikipedia defines: something (usually a tv show) has broadened beyond television…

Possible Trend? Stacked Log & Zen Pebble Walls

Possible Trend? Stacked Log & Zen Pebble Walls

Do not get distracted by the beautiful console table.  Avert your eyes and focus on the wall behind it. Twisting…

Garden Style: Dutch Garden Design

Garden Style: Dutch Garden Design

The Dutch have always seemed (to me) to be slightly shorted when it comes to giving nationalized gardening credit.  Brits…

UMass Amherst’s Permaculture Dining Garden

Last year when I decided to expanded my veg garden, (with the prodding of a good friend who is a…

Fresh Ideas for Florals

Fresh Ideas for Florals

As I sit here waiting for my web hosting provider to figure out what is going on with my site…

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…

Garden Trend? Plantable Furniture

Garden Trend? Plantable Furniture

Is this the coming garden trend?  Apparently it is (according to a recent Design*Sponge visit to the Stockholm furniture fair). …

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