On Tour

On Tour

I have always thought that viewing a private garden as part of a guided tour is awkward at best, regimented at worst.

Spring Cleaning: 5 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

Spring Cleaning: 5 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

I have a big garden so I am frequently overwhelmed by it. But I reminded myself recently just how much…

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…

A Beautiful Winter With An Artistic Garden Light

A Beautiful Winter With An Artistic Garden Light

Do you feel the grip of winter loosing its hold?

Grow Love, Give Valentines Seeds

Grow Love, Give Valentines Seeds

Spring is near, why not plant some Valentines seeds?   I am increasingly becoming a seed growing convert.  No, I…

Rent A Ruminant – Landclearing Goats for Hire – The Green Alternative

Rent A Ruminant – Landclearing Goats for Hire – The Green Alternative

Renting goats for land clearing is a wonderful idea (if you ask me).  It is all at once pastoral, economical,…

Advice to Grow Plants Vertically from Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

Advice to Grow Plants Vertically from Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

I knew of Patrick Blanc‘s work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens…

Stylish Plants: Three Design Ideas for Growing Baptisia

Stylish Plants: Three Design Ideas for Growing Baptisia

Years ago, when the Perennial Plant Association named Baptisia australis their plant of the year for 2010, I promptly bought five and planted them in my…

12 Garden Inspired Holiday Wreaths That You Can Copy

12 Garden Inspired Holiday Wreaths That You Can Copy

Wreaths are such ubiquitous holiday decorations, I find that most years I want to rebel against the traditional cliché of…

Garden Makeover: Ruins of a Colonial House Become a Garden Bar in Mexico

Garden Makeover: Ruins of a Colonial House Become a Garden Bar in Mexico

There are so many ideas to steal from this interesting hospitality project in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The building that received a…

Seasonal Plant Partners: Hamamelis (Witch Hazel), Hellebores & Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter fire’

Seasonal Plant Partners: Hamamelis (Witch Hazel), Hellebores & Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter fire’

Noticing yesterday that the tips of daffodils and spring bulbs are just beginning to poke through the ground, the branches…

Make A Countertop Kitchen Bonsai Herb Garden

Make A Countertop Kitchen Bonsai Herb Garden

As most of my gardening attention shifts to houseplants and things I can grow inside, I wanted to share one of…

Daily Garden : Phillip Nixon’s Morrocan Inspired Home in Venice Beach, CA

Daily Garden : Phillip Nixon’s Morrocan Inspired Home in Venice Beach, CA

I spotted Phillip Nixon’s Garden in Apartment Therapy last week when they referred to it as an “Indiana Jones Oasis”.  (oddly,…

Daily Garden:  My Green Passion’s Austrian Autumn Garden

Daily Garden: My Green Passion’s Austrian Autumn Garden

My plants have just about passed on for the season.  The last of the leaves are strew across the lawn…

Daily Garden: OsterGRO – An Urban Rooftop Farm in Denmark

Daily Garden: OsterGRO – An Urban Rooftop Farm in Denmark

The simple fact that such a bounty can come from a pile of dirt on top a building inspires me…

Exploring Skirret and Perennial Vegetables

Exploring Skirret and Perennial Vegetables

After a couple of seasons of being a lesser vegetable gardener than I once was, I have finally come to…

Show Me A Movement – Michelle Obama’s Surprise Visit to My Garden

Show Me A Movement – Michelle Obama’s Surprise Visit to My Garden

I am very excited to welcome a guest here today. Linda Bilsens is the Community Composting Manager at the Institute for Local…

Rocket Box Bat Houses

Rocket Box Bat Houses

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So everyone knows that we need to save the bees.  And pollinators too.  But what are all the pollinators? Well,…

Re-Potting Christmas Cactus

Re-Potting Christmas Cactus

My christmas cactus is kind of disgusting. Many years ago, I had this (less than) genius idea to plant my…

Garden Travel: Montserrat, Spain

Garden Travel: Montserrat, Spain

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I spent a week in Barcelona this summer and now I have a new top five favorite European cities list….

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

It goes with the territory that get to try out lots of new plants.  Most are nice – but if…

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