Printable Plant Wrapping Paper

Printable Plant Wrapping Paper

As the spring flowers start to peak their little tips above ground, I am reminded that we are entering into flower picking season.  Last year, where ever I could, I passed on the standard bottle of wine hostess gift and instead made arrangements from my garden. They were always more appreciated and to be frank,…

Magical Mushrooms

Wow, mushrooms are magical — and not in the ‘make the walls start undulating’ way….but really magical….like in the save the world sort of way. I’ve recently become obsessed with soil (you’d think as a gardener this might have happened a long time ago) but I mean really, really obsessed.  I read Dan Barber’s  The…

A List of Women Landscape Designers You Should Know

A List of Women Landscape Designers You Should Know

Last week, in reaction to a recent article on LandArchs Network, a discussion broke out on a friend’s facebook page (article here, discussion here).  The story was about 10 planting designers to know, and as remarkable as all the people on the list are, the reality of there only being one woman (Beth Chatto) on…

Let’s Discuss Sesame Dregs Fertilizer

I’m filling this vacation week with activities that I can simultaneously call productive (for me) and entertaining for my little people (it is spring break, we are home, and I’m doing the working mom juggle).  A visit to H-mart on a Wednesday afternoon with the specific purpose buying dog bones is a stretch, I know…

Landscape Letters by Charles Joseph Hullmandel

Landscape Letters by Charles Joseph Hullmandel

Yes! – I’d frame that.  I find the ‘G’ particularly nice and it reminds me of Colorado history and some of my favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder stories.  I’m also partial to the H – (I love a good bridge) and the W (maybe my parents would like that — it is the first letter of…

TANT DE FORÊTS…

TANT DE FORÊTS…

This little video just knocked my socks off. It is beautifully illustrated and oh so clear….it is based on this poem: TANT DE FORÊTS… Tant de forêts arrachées à la terre Et massacrées Achevées Rotativées Tant de forêts sacrifiées pour la pâte à papier Des milliards de journaux attirant annuellement l´attention des lecteurs sur les…

Working Through A Creative Block

Working Through A Creative Block

Coming off last week’s intense book editing jag, I am finding it really hard to get back into my rhythm – plus I always feel profoundly exhausted after throwing myself wholeheartedly into something….the end of an intense period of work never feels as good as it seems it should and always comes with a little…

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Nine days ago we got side tracked on the way down the driveway. An afternoon of errand running got waylaid by a small bird hopping and trying to quickly flap her way off the road in front of the car. We stopped, we gathered her up and detoured to the local antique shop where days before I…

Help – Leaf Magazine

Remember last week when it dawned on me that asking you guys for help might be a good thing. (BTW, thank you for the photographer  and lighting recommendations and the printer is still available. I have a doozy of an ask for you today.  Week before last the Leaf team  (Susan, Lynn, Marti and I – unfortunately John and Roanne couldn’t join…

Introducing Erin

You’ve been reading her posts for a few weeks now, but you haven’t actually officially been introduced.   Let’s remedy that.  Here is a little more about Erin Lang-Norris who is pitching in here on studio ‘g’ to write about our favorite garden makeovers. I loved her post this morning about the shared side yard space…