Where to Discover the Unique Joy of Regional Heirloom Apples

Where to Discover the Unique Joy of Regional Heirloom Apples

Before moving to New England, my apple repertoire was limited. Growing up in Colorado, I can be excused for not…

Ken Marten on How To Fashion Fantastical Terrariums

Ken Marten on How To Fashion Fantastical Terrariums

Ken Marten is a Londoner who has been working in diverse creative pursuits since he was a child in the…

New Inspiration from Nick Knight’s Heavenly Roses

New Inspiration from Nick Knight’s Heavenly Roses

I’m always looking for new photography inspiration for plants and flowers. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find…

6 Instagram Still Life Photography Artists To Be Inspired By

6 Instagram Still Life Photography Artists To Be Inspired By

As the gardening season ends I am looking around for off-season projects to keep my fingers busy and my creative…

Innovative Maps – How To Find The Shortest Path to Happiness

Innovative Maps – How To Find The Shortest Path to Happiness

Do you feel like your phone is robbing you of something? I do. I feel like it is happening in…

How to Grow Wasabi – A Garden Nerd’s Challenge

How to Grow Wasabi – A Garden Nerd’s Challenge

Wasabi, and the idea of growing it, brings back memories of my long deceased grandmother. She was a lifelong Montana…

Must See: Fake Fliers by Nathaniel Russell

Must See: Fake Fliers by Nathaniel Russell

Hello!  I wanted to share with you an artist that I recently discovered.  I was immediately drawn to Nathaniel Russell’s…

The Disruptors: David Milarch

The Disruptors: David Milarch

Meet David Milarch David Milarch is a fourth generation German shade tree farmer who lives in Michigan with two subsequent…

The Disruptors: Debra Prinzing

The Disruptors: Debra Prinzing

How did you evolve from garden writing into writing about floral design and then the floral industry?   During that…

Stickworks

Stickworks

We are all on a journey. But for the last few years, I wasn’t so sure anymore where my destination…

2 Delicious Rhubarb Cocktails

2 Delicious Rhubarb Cocktails

Story & Recipes: JOY FLANAGAN Images: AMBER LOCKE When it’s winter in New England, I love the excuse snow gives me…

How to Make an Origami Orchid

How to Make an Origami Orchid

Time is short, but I’ve found a beautiful holiday table top decoration idea for you. The North American Orchid Center  has…

Grow Plants Vertically with Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

Grow Plants Vertically with Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

I knew of Patrick Blanc‘s work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens…

Photographing Flowers on a Lightbox

Photographing Flowers on a Lightbox

This time of year there are lots of packages arriving by mail. When a package arrives, everyone is either trying to squirrel…

Concrete Outdoor Art by Studio Ossidiana

Concrete Outdoor Art by Studio Ossidiana

Sight Unseen has a great writeup about Dutch Design Week (October 21-29, 2016). There were many interesting items, but a couple caught my…

The Intimate City Collage Maps of Sohei Nishino

The Intimate City Collage Maps of Sohei Nishino

Sohei Nishino seems to have captured so many things that I love in his art.  Foreign cities, travel, maps, photography, collage,…

Word Diets and Pink Polka Dot Geraniums

Word Diets and Pink Polka Dot Geraniums

I’m on a word diet.  It’s just like Atkins, but instead of eating steaks slathered in butter, I have to…

Raquel Rodrigo’s Urban Garden Cross-Stitching

Raquel Rodrigo’s Urban Garden Cross-Stitching

I gave up cross stitching after some serious burnout from making a pillow for a sorority sister back in college….

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…

The 365 Day Photography Challenge of A Landscape Photographer

The 365 Day Photography Challenge of A Landscape Photographer

I’ve been trying to make new habits – exercise, diet change, social media consistency, writing consistency, and art making are…

Two Must-Follow Instagrams for Beautiful Summer Garden Craft

Two Must-Follow Instagrams for Beautiful Summer Garden Craft

Despite three days of rain earlier this week, many of my plants are struggling. We are in serious drought mode….

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