Garden Design Basics: Scale

Garden Design Basics: Scale

It is not often that a perfect picture crosses my desk that so precisely shows how, by playing with the…

Garden Designer’s Roundtable: A Report From My Own Experiment Garden

[singlepic id=144 w=500 h= float=] I know I have mentioned it before, but my garden really is a test bed…

Fashionable Garden Ideas from the Chelsea Flower Show

Fashionable Garden Ideas from the Chelsea Flower Show

My days here at the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show so full….yesterday I spent the morning in a garden identifying (as…

The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab @RISD

Few designers and artists would deny that much of their inspiration comes from studying the natural world.  It doesn’t matter what…

Help Wanted: Dumbarton Oaks Dream Job

Help Wanted: Dumbarton Oaks Dream Job

Oh — this is a dreamy little dream job for just the right person…..Post- Doctoral Associate At Dumbarton Oaks in…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

I am ready for the weekend….and then I am not….this is going to be one of those really, really, really…

Trend: Deconstructed Florals

Trend: Deconstructed Florals

Care for a little trend spotting first thing on a Monday Morning?  I’m noticing (what I’ll call) ‘deconstructed florals’  all…

Falu Red

Falu Red

Did you know, wooden buildings often aren’t arbitrarily red? Falu red (pronounced “FAH-loo”, in Swedish it’s Falu rödfärg) is the name…

An ASLA Rant

An ASLA Rant

Do you follow the The Dirt? (the blog of the ASLA)  I stop in from time to time but this…

The Latin Series: B is for Barbata

The Latin Series: B is for Barbata

I really hate to not finish things that I start.  And being a starter type personality (as opposed to a maintainer or a…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

This week has been a little crazy for me.  Parties, friends and my whole family at home (encroaching on my…

Garden Designers Round Table: Design Heroes

Garden Designers Round Table: Design Heroes

Choosing a design hero is not something that comes easy to me , primarily because I can find something I…

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…

Trend: Sun Block Printing

Trend: Sun Block Printing

I am not sure how I feel about being old enough to see fashions and fads truly recycle themselves.  I…

Glamping Inspiration from 11 of our Greatest National Parks (+ 1 National Monument)

Glamping Inspiration from 11 of our Greatest National Parks (+ 1 National Monument)

I am feeling quite accomplished, it is only four days since I have returned home, and the luggage is back…

Stephanie Cohen – Pass the Bottle! Here Comes a New Name!

Stephanie Cohen – Pass the Bottle! Here Comes a New Name!

Stephanie  Cohen — A.K.A. The Perennial Diva, is my guest today.   Stephanie is a powerhouse in the garden writer world. …

Garden Destinations: Cougar Annie’s Garden, Tofino BC, Canada

Garden Destinations: Cougar Annie’s Garden, Tofino BC, Canada

When a garden has this kind of backstory…. “In 1915, the pioneer settler known as Cougar Annie arrived on the…

The Latin Series: A is Alatus, Armata, & Acantha

The Latin Series: A is Alatus, Armata, & Acantha

Gladious alatus I was wrong when I thought we had wrapped up the ‘A’s last week — I came up…

Garden Destinations: Dunaway Gardens, Georgia

Garden Destinations: Dunaway Gardens, Georgia

I love a garden with a good back story.  And this one, with it’s tale of grandeur and notoriety in…

The Latin Series: A is Aquatica, Arenarius, Arboreum, & Arundinacea

The Latin Series: A is Aquatica, Arenarius, Arboreum, & Arundinacea

Are you ready for another Latin lesson?  I hope you are finding this useful, and please, if you have a…

The Latin Series: A is for Alba, Aquifolium, Atrovirens, Aurea, & Americana

The Latin Series: A is for Alba, Aquifolium, Atrovirens, Aurea, & Americana

This is the first in a series, and my thought is to go right through the alphabet and discuss all…

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