The Great Shed Garden Makeover

The Great Shed Garden Makeover

Once upon a time, my shed/ chicken coop used to be cute.  But then I messed with it, and then…

Hydroponics for Dad?

Hydroponics for Dad?

My dad’s latest engineering feat has been to install a hydroponics growing system in the spare bedroom of my parents…

Planning A White Garden

Planning A White Garden

This week I have been pulling together plans for a white garden to be installed this summer at a client’s…

Alien, Terminator, and Flamethrowers for Mothers Day

Alien, Terminator, and Flamethrowers for Mothers Day

I am still working my way thought the spring clean up and last weekend I focussed on the vegetable garden….

A Flowering Tree Wish List

A Flowering Tree Wish List

This time of year is such a treat.  It is so full of beautiful flowering trees and shrubs that it…

What To Do With The Strawberry Tower?

What To Do With The Strawberry Tower?

My strawberries hate my strawberry tower. They literally run from it. Last year in my book writing garden absence, I…

Defining Your Garden Style – Plant Partners

Defining Your Garden Style – Plant Partners

As a designer I am not immune to creative dry spells – but the key to maintaining a steady stream…

Planning for Summer Serenity

Planning for Summer Serenity

Unlike last summer where I sweated out writing a book, this summer I intend to enjoy my garden and coddle…

Lavender or Catmint – Which Makes the Perfect Purple Edge?

Lavender or Catmint – Which Makes the Perfect Purple Edge?

Whether you have visited the south of France or just seen pictures you know how seductive those mounded purple rows…

The Simple Things and Other Spring Reading

The Simple Things and Other Spring Reading

I rarely go to bookstores anymore. I would if it was easier, but they are all at least a 20…

Woodchucks and Goji Berries

Woodchucks and Goji Berries

It’s time for my annual proclamation that this is the year we will get the woodchuck problem in the garden…

Hey Cleome, Can we try to be friends?

Hey Cleome, Can we try to be friends?

I hate Cleome. My disdain stems from a bad experience back when I was a baby gardener.  In my baby…

A Winter’s Table Top Garden

A Winter’s Table Top Garden

As the winter drudges on, my patience for a lack of greenery has started to come to a head.  I…

January Planning

January Planning

It’s January, Are you in planning mode?  Yeah, me too. I’m planning windbreaks and barriers, berry gardens, possibly some new…

A Winter Herb Garden

A Winter Herb Garden

Is the cold getting to you?  I have to admit I was ok with it until I came home from…

Holiday Decorating Giveaway

Holiday Decorating Giveaway

When the days darken, I start to obsess about lights.  We spent the weekend beginning to decorate and I have…

A New Recycling Center

A New Recycling Center

I sometimes feel I live a secret life.  My house generally looks clean and orderly, but don’t go opening any…

Garden Style Online

Garden Style Online

There are many, many online places where you can find interesting items to furnish your garden.  I have featured many…

The Holiday Madness Begins

The Holiday Madness Begins

I’ve been to Lowes five times in the last three days. Isn’t that always how it goes when you are…

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Getting Ready for the Holidays

I’m usually last-minute when it comes to holiday decorating.  But this year, (thanks to an ongoing partnership with Lowes) I…

New Directions for Studio ‘g’

New Directions for Studio ‘g’

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely places. After finishing the monstrous task of book writing, I’ve been doing a…

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