Garden Destinations: Babylonstoren Garden  – South Africa

Garden Destinations: Babylonstoren Garden – South Africa

Chief among my ‘must do’ list of travel destinations is Africa – in general -.  I have only been to Morocco and only…

Tapis Rouge — The Green (Not Red?) Carpet

Tapis Rouge — The Green (Not Red?) Carpet

This installation in Jaujac, France by french Artist gaëlle villedary, not only feeds my incessant yearning for French travel, but…

Lavender Stripes

Lavender Stripes

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this is a picture of a lavender garden.  I came across…

Garden Destinations: Landschaftpark Duisburg-Nord

Garden Destinations: Landschaftpark Duisburg-Nord

Post Industrial Landscapes aren’t something I generally give much consideration to, but seeing this project in Germany, I am inspired…

Destinations: The Moses Bridge, Netherlands

Destinations: The Moses Bridge, Netherlands

Getting from one side to the other, typically, (in the landscape) involves a bridge (or a tunnel) but this hybrid…

Daily Garden: Maureen & Trish’s Design Plot

Daily Garden: Maureen & Trish’s Design Plot

I am so excited for these ladies, and given their obvious high level of general chutzpah I think that we…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

This week has been a little crazy for me.  Parties, friends and my whole family at home (encroaching on my…

Destinations: Saguaro Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ

Destinations: Saguaro Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ

When the holiday hulabaloo dies down I relish the thought of clearing all the clutter and starting the new year…

NYBG Plant Based Holiday Train Village

NYBG Plant Based Holiday Train Village

Do you love a holiday mini village?  Here is what I want to know, why do the holiday’s bring out…

Glamping Inspiration from 11 of our Greatest National Parks (+ 1 National Monument)

Glamping Inspiration from 11 of our Greatest National Parks (+ 1 National Monument)

I am feeling quite accomplished, it is only four days since I have returned home, and the luggage is back…

Garden Destinations: Cougar Annie’s Garden, Tofino BC, Canada

Garden Destinations: Cougar Annie’s Garden, Tofino BC, Canada

When a garden has this kind of backstory…. “In 1915, the pioneer settler known as Cougar Annie arrived on the…

Garden Destination: The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail, Colorado

Garden Destination: The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail, Colorado

I suppose now is a good time to tell you….I’m away — I’m in Colorado. Have you ever seen the…

Garden Destinations: Dunaway Gardens, Georgia

Garden Destinations: Dunaway Gardens, Georgia

I love a garden with a good back story.  And this one, with it’s tale of grandeur and notoriety in…

Garden Gossip: Terrain in Westport, CT

Garden Gossip: Terrain in Westport, CT

I’m so excited about the latest in garden center gossip.  According to Garden Center magazine, Urban Outfitters (the parent company…

Garden Destinations: Gazebo Garden, Columbia, CT

Garden Destinations: Gazebo Garden, Columbia, CT

Perhaps it’s not completely fair to share this as a destination garden as I am not entirely sure you can…

Garden Destinations: Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, Delaware

Garden Destinations: Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, Delaware

Once owned by Henry Francis du Pont, a famed horticulturist and decorative arts expert, Winterthur‘s (pronounced “winter-tour”) gardens are a great…

Garden Destination: Garvan Gardens, Lake Hamilton Shore, Arkansas

Garden Destination: Garvan Gardens, Lake Hamilton Shore, Arkansas

Completed and dedicated in 2006, the Anthony Chapel, designed by Jennings + McKee is the new star of the Garvan…

Inspired By: Marsh Arabs and Zaha Hadid

Inspired By: Marsh Arabs and Zaha Hadid

I am preparing an article about Zaha Hadid and her influence on landscape design for the trade publication Landscape (based…

Garden Destination: Garden of Ideas – Ridgefield, Connecticut

Garden Destination: Garden of Ideas – Ridgefield, Connecticut

Am I the only one who feels like this tuesday is more like a monday and really slow to get…

National Geographic, You Blow My Mind!

National Geographic, You Blow My Mind!

Camel Thorn Trees in Namibia photographed (yes photographed — look closely this is not a painting — but a photo)…

Garden Designers Roundtable: 5 Inspiring Stone Gardens

Garden Designers Roundtable: 5 Inspiring Stone Gardens

Stone is such a huge part of a good garden.  It is one of the main elements that can be…

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