A Rake and A Pitchfork – Give Good Garden Tools II

A Rake and A Pitchfork – Give Good Garden Tools II

As promised, here are a couple more good garden tools (one rake, one pitchfork) that I not only love, but promise your favorite gardener will too. For years I have been…

Give Good Garden Tools

Give Good Garden Tools

Have your ever noticed how tasks done with the right tools can often go from tedious and tiresome to enjoyable and invigorating? I helped a friend put in some plants earlier…

Thoughts on How to Make an Attractive City

Thoughts on How to Make an Attractive City

I’ve been serving on a committee with my little town to try to sort out some design guidelines for our ‘commercial district’. If you’ve ever been to Harvard,MA you might ask…

Sioo Wood Protection

Sioo Wood Protection

Have you ever noticed how the wood in so many Scandinavian designed products is light and pretty?  Blonde wood and lime washes pervade and give such a clean and fresh but…

Decked Out: What Materials Are Right For Your Deck Project?

Decked Out: What Materials Are Right For Your Deck Project?

Are you considering adding a deck to your garden?  What deck materials or finish is right for you? What is right for your project? How do you figure out what to do?…

A Visit to Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials.

A Visit to Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials.

The staff at Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials are so nice, they just smile sweetly even when they have no idea what you are yammering on about. This is Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials Last week,…

Garden Design Details – Black Slats

Garden Design Details – Black Slats

I am desperately trying to finish off some projects that have been carrying on for too long.  One of which is the pergola over the cobblestone patio that I laid last…

Friday 5: Stump Style

Friday 5: Stump Style

      Simple, sturdy, texturally beautiful and nature made, stumps are a great inspiration for a variety of garden ready products.  Stump Pouf  Cottonwood Cast Stone Stump Fire Pit Light…

DIY: Coat Hanger Trellis

DIY: Coat Hanger Trellis

How are things growing for you?  I’ve got a few things (new climbing hydrangea and new grape vine, I’m looking at you guys) that need some help.  They have outgrown the…

DIY: Copper Flashing Slug Control

DIY: Copper Flashing Slug Control

I got an early start on my garden this year but quickly have been a bit demoralized.  I planted radishes, beets, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, spinach, kale, peas, and broccoli in April and…

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