I'm a garden designer on TV and IRL. I'm also and author, entrepreneur and activist who thinks she can save the world by teaching everyone a little something about landscape design.
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Relocating to New England from England about four years ago seemed, at the time, (and often still does) like the landscape equivalent of a chef moving from Paris to Poughkeepsie. More than anything, I get frustrated by the overuse of a relatively small palette of plants. The primary target of my irritation is the rhododendron. […]
The idea of a lawn free front garden isn’t the exclusive domain of water-worried environmentally minded modern gardeners… it was originally the very practical design of slaves in the south. And as you can imagine, there are some very compelling reasons why these gardens can and should inspire us today.
If I had closer neighbors, I am pretty sure they’d be looking out their bedroom windows into my garden and thinking I’d lost my mind. I’ve been using my snow blower to make paths in the grass. Is that weird? It is just that if I make a path, I am more likely to walk […]
What did you get up to this week? Since resolving to write this post on a weekly basis (just last week), I have managed to slow time. That wasn’t the goal, but is certainly a welcome side effect. Paying more attention, looking forward to creating this list, and then actually taking the time to write […]
There are things that I want to share – but that seem to have no place to gather. I used to send them out in email – but I lose them in my inbox and I am sure you do as well. So I am going to gather them here, hopefully weekly. That way I […]
Dear Winter – I’m so glad you are here – I’ve been conflating your arrival with the completion of a major home renovation project. Thank the gods of makeovers, you’ve arrived a little early and we are moving back home next week! I can’t wait to test out all the expensive new […]
Thrive on constraints. Share freely. Get dirty. Create more art. Speak up. Wander aimlessly. Get lost. Tell stories. Chase curiousity. Question everything. Work hard. Be grateful.