Trends

honeysuckle mountian by caroline by creative commons via www.pithandvigor.com
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Last week, Pantone named their 2011 color of the year.  Honeysuckle, they say, "lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet life's ongoing challenges".  Personally, I...

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google growing connection garden
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It is a popular trend in Corporate America to build and offer company gardens. They are places where employees can spend coffee breaks with their...

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Maybe you noticed and maybe you didn't, but I have never discussed outdoor kitchens here.  It wasn't a planned thing, I just haven't had the...

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One more post before I head out.... Because I just can't help myself.  Britches and Hoes - who came up with that name?  (I didn't...

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Cheaper, faster, better (and green)? It is the trifecta that usually requires a concession on one side to gain on another.  You want it fast...

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There is no denying the hot trend is Succulents...and another hot trend is vertical gardening....making the succulents put on a wall thing like the most-uber-hottest-trend...

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I'm jumping on Patti's (over at Liberty Post) bandwagon.  I quite agree that these inexpensive, earthquake resistant Styrofoam homes should be a serious consideration for...

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  Nearly a hundred years ago a Swedish born bean farmer named Axel Erlandson settled in California and in an effort to entertain his family...

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I saw a very interesting post this morning over at Media Bistro about the rise in magazine titles related to home design and decorating as...

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Have you noticed that vertical gardens have moved beyond experimental and into the realm of maturing design?  I thought I would share with you a...

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I hardly know where to credit this garden as I have seen it so many places (email me if you know the original creator and...

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

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I am pleased to introduce you to an interesting site called living wall art.  Gavin who maintains this site chronicles all sorts of vertical planting...

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image from strainguide iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iGrow?   The latest fashion in gardening can be found at a newly opened superstore in Oakland California.  It's...

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My 4 year old fell and split his chin open this morning...we have to wait until 3:00 to get stitches ( I didn't know that...

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How about some innovative ideas to wrap up the week?  This one comes from French company B-ton Design. How many times have you shied away...

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Predicted by many as another big design trend for 2010 is what I am calling "weathered and treasured". Benjamin Moore defined this trend: "Treasured" is...

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

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According to European trend watcher Aafje Nijman, there is a feeling that as gardens continue to grow in popularity and indoor-outdoor living continues to evolve,...

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It's that time of year where we all start making predictions about where we are going and how we are going to get there.  I...

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I look forward to the annual announcement of the Pantone color of the year.  I now have a 2 year running track record of  having...

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