The NOT New Trend: Garden Fireplaces

The NOT New Trend: Garden Fireplaces

I read this article in the NY Times today about fireplaces in the garden.  They said that fireplaces are the…

Schoolyard Gardens

Schoolyard Gardens

Project H Design is a charitable organization that supports, inspires, and delivers life-improving humanitarian product design solutions. Recently they applied…

Garden Trends: Blended Gardens (part 3 of 11)

Blended gardens are a trend arising from a desire to marry beauty and functionality.  It’s cool to be able to…

Chartreuse Plants to Make Your Property Memorable.

Mind Cafe has a little article about the mind that, interestingly, claims that Chartreuse is the most memorable color.  Far…

Blott Wilson Shell Houses

Do you know much about Shell House history?  I don’t and I wish I did.  I have seen a few…

Garden Trends: Grow your Own (part 2 of 11)

We started out this series last week with the Eco-Boosting trend but I have found that I have so much…

Gardening is in Fashion

Gardening is in Fashion

Gardening is about to become really fashionable. With our growing earthy, green, return to our roots (all puns intended) mentality…

Garden Trends: What’s in, what’s out for 2009 (part 1 of 11)

The 2009 season is starting to gear up, so I thought it would be interesting to re-visit the 2009 garden…

Hotel Trend Coming: The Outdoor Living Room

Mondrian Hotels in general are my landscape hotels of the week.  Why? The pictures speak for themselves, but I want…

Sedge lawns to Save the Planet

Sedge lawns are a smart environmental alternative to traditional lawns.  Sedges are close botanical cousins of the conventional grasses that…

Sustainable Sites Initiative (LEED for Landscapes)

Although the comment period just ended, you can download a copy of the sustainable sites initiative here.  “Through the creation…

New York Times Micheal Cannell Agrees with Studio ‘g’- Design loves a Depression

I am not sure I got universal agreement from my previous posting about feeling optimistic even though times are getting…

Green Developments of the Future

I am captivated by the  design of a dense city center for the municipality of Gwanggyo near Seoul, Korea.   The…

Innovative ‘Lifestyle Centers’ – Let’s challenge ourselves

An interesting White Paper has been written by Karl Kalcher of MindFolio, a marketing strategy firm and published by Cornell’s…

Recycled Graffiti Plant Pots from Terracycle

Recycled Graffiti Plant Pots from Terracycle

Graffiti in the garden – We talked about it a couple weeks ago.  Now look — Terracycle, a terrific company…

Trend Alert:  Grafitti in the Garden

Trend Alert: Grafitti in the Garden

When I saw a post on Garden Visit yesterday about Kelburn Castle I confirmed a suspicion I’ve had for weeks….

Our dirty little secret — what to do with pots.

I recently read an article in a local magazine about a problem that I have myself.  What to do with…

Mimosa- color of the year 2009!

I read this morning that Pantone, the “global authority on color,” has selected Mimosa as the color of the year…

Creativity in Hard Times

This post has been a few weeks in the works…at least bouncing around in my head.   I am feeling surprisingly…

Why Hospitality and Hotel landscapes?

I always notice the landscape.  I have lived all over the place and the landscape or the products of it…

Inhospitable Hospitality

Inhospitable Hospitality

I am intrigued by the desire to build vacation places where conditions are considered unmelcoming. Is this, by necessity, the…

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