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.

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…

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….

Garden Travel: Le Riad Jasmine – Marrakech, Morocco

Garden Travel: Le Riad Jasmine – Marrakech, Morocco

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’ve got to scratch an itch – my travel itch.  Today Marrakech, Morocco is enticing today… tomorrow it might be…

Atlanta: Where to Go and Not Go

Atlanta: Where to Go and Not Go

Two days in Atlanta at the Garden Writers Association conference are in the rear view mirror.  But before I forget, I…

Modernist Delight: The Decordova Museum

Modernist Delight: The Decordova Museum

Two Big Black Hearts by Jim Dine ence pence by ursula von Rydingsvard Are You Here? by Johnathan Getelson Johnathan…

Garden To Visit: La Colombe d’Or Hotel

Garden To Visit: La Colombe d’Or Hotel

It’s Wednesday and I find it hard to believe that just four days ago I was in Provence, France. I…

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

Skipping around this morning, I came across this quote from Lady Bird Johnson and I fell in love with her,…

It Was Bitter Cold in NYC

It Was Bitter Cold in NYC

I spent the weekend in New York City, a last-minute trip I planned on Friday after Kate, Anne-Marie and I…

A Rememberance Garden At Sericourt

A Rememberance Garden At Sericourt

I spent most of yesterday sorting out a computer upgrade, a messed up router and hanging with my little people…

A Harvest of Agriculture and Art

A Harvest of Agriculture and Art

The hotels around here are all sold out, the apple orchard across the street has called an ‘all-hands’, every door…

Discover Regional Heirloom Apples

Discover Regional Heirloom Apples

We (my dad, my son, and I) picked all our apples this weekend…taste-testing as we went. I grow 6 varieties…

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…

A Call For The Garden Lady Radio Show Questions

A Call For The Garden Lady Radio Show Questions

With trepidation, I’m stepping into the chair of C.L. Fornari as I fill in for her this weekend as The…

BOTANICUS INTERACTICUS – Interactive Gardens

BOTANICUS INTERACTICUS – Interactive Gardens

I’m headed to Orlando next week to speak at the Epcot International Garden Festival.  I’m excited, but still have to put…

Needing Street Wisdom

Needing Street Wisdom

I’ve been really frustrated with myself for the past few days.  I had a revelation; an idea I was really excited…

Garden Tour: Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC + An Announcement

Garden Tour: Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC + An Announcement

Last week, the old south – specifically Charleston, South Carolina welcomed me for a few days while I got to know…

Spring Inspiration

Spring Inspiration

I am headed to the airport shortly to hop a plane to Seattle. I haven’t been to Seattle since a…

The Rose Parade: A Look Back to One Year Ago Today

The Rose Parade: A Look Back to One Year Ago Today

I can hardly believe that one year ago today, I (with my family) sat on the streets of Colorado Blvd….

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