Pretty Porch Ideas from Ile d’Orleans in Quebec, Canada

Pretty Porch Ideas from Ile d’Orleans in Quebec, Canada

Pretty Porch Ideas from Ile d’Orleans in Quebec, Canada While traveling around the Ile d’Orleans, across the St Lawerence River…

Atlanta: Where to Go and Not Go

Atlanta: Where to Go and Not Go

Two days in Atlanta at the Garden Writers Association conference are in the rear view mirror.  But before I forget, I…

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

Skipping around this morning, I came across this quote from Lady Bird Johnson and I fell in love with her,…

It Was Bitter Cold in NYC

It Was Bitter Cold in NYC

I spent the weekend in New York City, a last-minute trip I planned on Friday after Kate, Anne-Marie and I…

Discover Regional Heirloom Apples

Discover Regional Heirloom Apples

We (my dad, my son, and I) picked all our apples this weekend…taste-testing as we went. I grow 6 varieties…

The Rose Parade: A Look Back to One Year Ago Today

The Rose Parade: A Look Back to One Year Ago Today

I can hardly believe that one year ago today, I (with my family) sat on the streets of Colorado Blvd….

Top 5 Garden Travel Destinations

Top 5 Garden Travel Destinations

Are you traveling this month?  I hope so – we all need a break every once in a while. I’m…

Post-Thanksgiving Catch-up

Post-Thanksgiving Catch-up

What the heck happened last week!?! I am in shock at the notion that it is officially the Christmas season…(as…

Moon Gardens – Ginkaku Style

Moon Gardens – Ginkaku Style

Tomorrow night’s full moon is rumored to be a Super Moon. (great article about this here) Which, got me all…

Ninimalist Charm

Ninimalist Charm

Nini Andrade Silva is an award-winning designer for hotel interiors.  But she is so much more than just a designer….

Travelling: Celebritrees & Remarkable trees

Travelling: Celebritrees & Remarkable trees

I am putting the final touches on plans for my next travel adventure.  While this trip will be largely work…

Crenshaw Golf courses

Crenshaw Golf courses

Do you golf (or are close to someone that does)?   I read recently that golf courses are struggling….many finding the…

Pop-Up Hayseed

Pop-Up Hayseed

I am pleased to see the that the ‘pop-up store’ trend has trickled down the the garden community.  It makes…

Omori Japanese Street Flowers

Omori Japanese Street Flowers

When I travel, the wealth of small but remarkable ideas that passes before my eyes always pleases me.  Doing a…

Crayon Garden Sculpture, Lubbock, Texas

Crayon Garden Sculpture, Lubbock, Texas

While I find this to be stunningly beautiful as a piece of art, I can’t help but wonder about the…

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Nasturtiums

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Nasturtiums

I am flat out with getting Issue #2 of Leaf Magazine out the door.  We are hoping to have it…

Dick Bell’s Raleigh Water Garden

Dick Bell’s Raleigh Water Garden

Whenever I am in a new place I try hard to orient myself with the things that give a place…

A South African Rockery

A South African Rockery

  You know, not all gardens start with a love of plants. Sure plants are important, perhaps even a requirement…

A New Zealand Summer

A New Zealand Summer

If I were without a job, a bit younger, not married with a house and two kids, a cat and…

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch

Time and again I re-prove to myself the belief that, in design, anything – and I mean ANYTHING –  IF…

A Walkable Roller Coaster – Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain

A Walkable Roller Coaster – Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain

Isn’t this a fun thing?  Heike Mutter and Urlich Genthe‘s walkable roller coaster is nothing more than perfection in a…

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