Garden Design Color Trend: Honeysuckle (Pantone 2011)

Garden Design Color Trend: Honeysuckle (Pantone 2011)

Last week, Pantone named their 2011 color of the year.  Honeysuckle, they say, “lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet…

Daily Garden: Google’s Googleplex Garden and the Trend Towards Corporate Gardens

Daily Garden: Google’s Googleplex Garden and the Trend Towards Corporate Gardens

It is a popular trend in Corporate America to build and offer company gardens. They are places where employees can…

Jamie Durie Electrolux Outdoor Kitchens – Opinions?

Maybe you noticed and maybe you didn’t, but I have never discussed outdoor kitchens here.  It wasn’t a planned thing,…

Britches & Hoes

Britches & Hoes

One more post before I head out…. Because I just can’t help myself.  Britches and Hoes – who came up…

A Better Way to Build Stone Walls

Cheaper, faster, better (and green)? It is the trifecta that usually requires a concession on one side to gain on…

The Original Succulent Gardener

There is no denying the hot trend is Succulents…and another hot trend is vertical gardening….making the succulents put on a…

Styrofoam Dome Houses for a Better World?

I’m jumping on Patti’s (over at Liberty Post) bandwagon.  I quite agree that these inexpensive, earthquake resistant Styrofoam homes should…

Garden Destination: Gilroy Gardens & Axel Erlandson’s Tree Circus

Garden Destination: Gilroy Gardens & Axel Erlandson’s Tree Circus

  Nearly a hundred years ago a Swedish born bean farmer named Axel Erlandson settled in California and in an…

Garden Design Related Magazines

I saw a very interesting post this morning over at Media Bistro about the rise in magazine titles related to…

Vertical Gardening Inspiration & DIY

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

Daily Garden: Trendy Turquoise Deck Garden

I hardly know where to credit this garden as I have seen it so many places (email me if you…

Garden Destination: Zetas Tradgard – Stockholm, Sweden

I am wishing that garden centers local to me had a bit more to offer.  It seems to me that…

Urban Herb Wall Garden

I am pleased to introduce you to an interesting site called living wall art.  Gavin who maintains this site chronicles…

iGrow?

iGrow?

image from strainguide iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iGrow?   The latest fashion in gardening can be found at a newly opened…

Sunday Afternoon Movies

Sunday Afternoon Movies

My 4 year old fell and split his chin open this morning…we have to wait until 3:00 to get stitches…

Futuristic Friday: Interesting New Concepts for Landscape Architects & Urban Designers

How about some innovative ideas to wrap up the week?  This one comes from French company B-ton Design. How many…

Factory 20 for your ‘Weathered & Treasured’ Garden Design Needs

Factory 20 for your ‘Weathered & Treasured’ Garden Design Needs

Predicted by many as another big design trend for 2010 is what I am calling “weathered and treasured”. Benjamin Moore…

Trend Week: Making the Outdoors More Cozy

Trend Week: Making the Outdoors More Cozy

Yet another design trend predicted by Aafje Nijman is that we will generally want to get closer to nature.  Specifically,…

Trend Week: The XL Trend

According to European trend watcher Aafje Nijman, there is a feeling that as gardens continue to grow in popularity and…

Trend Week: Garden Trends for 2010 – Design Styles

Trend Week: Garden Trends for 2010 – Design Styles

It’s that time of year where we all start making predictions about where we are going and how we are…

Pantone 2010 Color of the Year: Turquoise Garden Inspiration

I look forward to the annual announcement of the Pantone color of the year.  I now have a 2 year…

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