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,…

Thoughts for the New Year, and A 2016 Garden Design Trends Forecast (download)

Thoughts for the New Year, and A 2016 Garden Design Trends Forecast (download)

Hello readers.  I am both excited and nervous to share a project that I have been working on for the…

Fall Container Planting Recipe:  Autumnal Marsala

Fall Container Planting Recipe: Autumnal Marsala

Autumn has arrived and even though the summer seems to be hanging on, it is time to think about making…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends from Extremely Close to Exceedingly Distant – Part 1

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends from Extremely Close to Exceedingly Distant – Part 1

The Chelsea Flower Show in London represents the pinnacle of garden design and is, without question, an annual opportunity to…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – A Spectators View – Part 2

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – A Spectators View – Part 2

by Gillian Carson Editor Note:  Gillian Carson of My Tiny Plot took in Chelsea as a spectator on press day as…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – Extremely Close – Part 3

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – Extremely Close – Part 3

by Carrie Preston You think beforehand that when you build a stand at Chelsea you will have lots of opportunity…

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…

Trends on Trial:  Vertical Wall Gardens – An Urban Oasis or a Recipe for Architectural Disaster?

Trends on Trial: Vertical Wall Gardens – An Urban Oasis or a Recipe for Architectural Disaster?

Opening Statement: Green walls are not new. French botanist Patrick Blanc has been popularizing green walls by building awe inspiring,…

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…

Bio-Hacking with Ellen Jorgensen

Bio-Hacking with Ellen Jorgensen

I am undeniably intrigued by just about everything that Ellen Jorgensen says in this video.   I want to be…

Pretty Old Planting Plan

Pretty Old Planting Plan

I have so many links and interesting things that I have discovered while researching and writing my book that I can’t…

Gouache Flower Paintings from Gottorf Castle (Hi Res Downloads!)

Gouache Flower Paintings from Gottorf Castle (Hi Res Downloads!)

I discovered this morning that the entire Gottorfer Codex (danish: Gottorpsk Codex) is available on issuu. The Gottorfer Codex is a…

Is it a He or a She?

Is it a He or a She?

I bought and planted a weeping willow tree about 2 weeks ago — right before the heat wave.  Needless to…

Beyond Gardening: Rewilding

Beyond Gardening: Rewilding

I came across this video this morning about Rewilding. Have you heard of this term? It is new to me,…

Before & After: Humphry Repton

Before & After: Humphry Repton

I love sharing before and after shots.  They are so effective at capturing the sum total of a whole lot…

Trend: Shelved Gardens

Trend: Shelved Gardens

A couple of months back I was chatting with a new garden friend when she openly wondered what the next big garden…

Garden Gallery:  Dan Hinkley (Plant Hunter) in January’s Martha Stewart Living

Garden Gallery: Dan Hinkley (Plant Hunter) in January’s Martha Stewart Living

I have some interesting tidbits to share with you this morning.  About a year ago I met a woman who…

Arithmetic, Population, & Energy

Arithmetic, Population, & Energy

A friend posted this on my facebook wall this morning and it hi-jacked me for the last hour.  I wasn’t really planning…

Sustainable Garden Definition

Sustainable Garden Definition

I was reading Steve Martino’s blog this morning and he was discussing his definition of sustainabiliy — it is quite…

Zip Lines (Trend?)

Zip Lines (Trend?)

Have you noticed that zip lines are kinda popping up every where?  Indy 500, Super Bowl, parks, back yards (I…

Garden Fashion: The Neon Trend

Garden Fashion: The Neon Trend

Oh 80’s with all your garish blue eyeshadow, big fat shoulders and stink inducing jelly shoes….I wish you to stay…

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