The Eye of the Tiger Eyes

The Eye of the Tiger Eyes

Remember that song, “Eye of the Tiger?” Oh, how we never grew tired of listening to it during the summers…

Growing Yuzu & Other Citrus in the North – Or How to Have an Orangerie Even if You Aren’t a Member of a Royal Family

Growing Yuzu & Other Citrus in the North – Or How to Have an Orangerie Even if You Aren’t a Member of a Royal Family

I have been experimenting with citrus in my zone 5/6 home for the last few years.  I can’t say that…

French-Made Treehouses

French-Made Treehouses

We have promised some friends a wooded corner of our property to use in tree-house experiments.   We already have…

Father’s Day Garden-y Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Garden-y Gift Ideas

It has taken me many many years to get to a place where I can write this post from personal…

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…

Before & After: Carolyn’s Pretty Cologne Garden

Before & After: Carolyn’s Pretty Cologne Garden

Carolyn Chadwick is a master of making beautiful feminine gardens — one of my all time favorite dream gardens was…

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…

Leap Trees

Leap Trees

It’s Murphy’s Law — with all hope lost for winter and on a tip from a friend, we went straight…

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…

Name That Cherry Tree?

Name That Cherry Tree?

Any ideas what this is?  I am in love with the clusters and I am so hopeful that one of…

Kiss the Earth: Here We Go a Wassailing

Kiss the Earth: Here We Go a Wassailing

I love Mondays and the fresh starts that they bring each week.   This morning, while I organize my notes…

Plant Palette: Dusty Victorian

Plant Palette: Dusty Victorian

I was struck this morning when I opened up the latest email from Avant Gardens. These plants were part of…

Iseli Evergreen Inspiration

Iseli Evergreen Inspiration

The leaves are falling in New England, sadly, this year with little show.   I am not sure what environmental factors make…

The Latin Series: B is for Buchananii

The Latin Series: B is for Buchananii

Are you ready to continue to the Latin series?  B is going to go quickly — unless you can spark…

Plant Crush: Larix decidua ‘Pendula’

Plant Crush: Larix decidua ‘Pendula’

I fell in love with Larix about 5 years ago when I came across a stunner of a specimen in…

Orange Trees, Lime Trees & The Stella McCartney Citrus Cake

Orange Trees, Lime Trees & The Stella McCartney Citrus Cake

Here is something I learned this winter:  My citrus trees (I have an orange tree that was a mothers day…

Garden Design Inspiration: 8 Clever Ideas From the Chelsea Flower Show

Garden Design Inspiration: 8 Clever Ideas From the Chelsea Flower Show

Hashing through the images from the Chelsea Flower Show, I continue to pick up on trends…..(which I will share in…

Simple, The Roving Garden Artist

Simple, The Roving Garden Artist

Simple is anything but simple.  Simple’s (the artists name is simply, Simple) garden art is actually quite exciting.  My favorite…

Forest Xylophone

Good Morning! Have you seen this beautiful video? I am curious — is this as inspiring to you as it is…

Field Maples & Hornbeams

Field Maples & Hornbeams

I maybe a complete horty dork, but I am found the trees in Westminster Abbey to be nearly as breath-taking…

Plant Obsessions: Pinus pinea  & Heptacodium Miconoides

Plant Obsessions: Pinus pinea & Heptacodium Miconoides

That is Stone Pine (or Umbrella Pine) and Seven Sons Tree (or Northern Crape Myrtle).  I’ve planted neither, but that…

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