Plant Color Palettes

I have been playing around with a color swatch creating tool.  I am trying to figure how I might possibly…

TIIIMMMBERRRR!!!

Trees are falling outside and it is SO utterly distracting.  I have the TV on to try and distract from…

Daily Garden: Little River Family Lodge

I think this garden is so interesting…primarily because I can’t decide what I think about it.  I really like the…

Daily Garden: A Simple Tree

image by Katy Rose Pritchard Its the simple things that are sometimes quite striking.  Truly – I really like this…

Wee Planets: A New way to Look at a Landscape.

I am utterly fascinated with the Wee planets series of images that computer scientist gadl created on flickr.   Beautiful right?…

Daily Garden: Shirley Watts at Cornerstone’s Late Show

Daily Garden: Shirley Watts at Cornerstone’s Late Show

The design by Shirley Watts is bee inspired, the papers arcs overhead mimic the the flight patterns of bees, the…

Pantone 2010 Color of the Year: Turquoise Garden Inspiration

I look forward to the annual announcement of the Pantone color of the year.  I now have a 2 year…

What’s A Girl Gotta Do to Get a Flocked Tree in New England?

Apparently you must make it yourself. Flocked trees are not popular here, and I simply don’t know why.  I’ve got…

Tales of Light: Garden of Knowledge by Heidi Romano

The holidays are coming and great gifts are needed.  Idea # 1 – beautiful photography by Heidi Romano. These images…

Los Angeles Inspirations: Joseph Marek

I have start with apologies, I have meant to write so much more often than I have been able to,…

Google Earth Alphabet Messages

Google Earth Alphabet Messages

I have been looking for inspiration for christmas card designs for my family and for my business.  I have not…

Getting Rid of the Lawn? — Another way to look at it….

A picture can inpsire so many thoughts.  Here is what this one, by photographer Jacqui Hurst, makes me think about: …

Celebrating the fleeting fall: Kiku (Japanese for Chrysanthemum) at the NYBG

Celebrating the fleeting fall: Kiku (Japanese for Chrysanthemum) at the NYBG

I have to say, I am so sorry to be missing this year’s third and final annual display of Kiku…

Cottage Garden Inspiration from Carmel-by-the-Sea

Cottage Garden Inspiration from Carmel-by-the-Sea

California here we come!!….Is Carmel-by-the-Sea within a days drive round trip (with 2 kids) of LA?  I hope so, because…

Los Angeles Gardens: The New Getty

1. Getty Garden, 2. Garden, Paul Getty Museum, LA, 3. Getty Garden, 4. Getty gardens I am making plans for…

Blog of the Week:  Of Spring and Summer

Blog of the Week: Of Spring and Summer

Let me introduce you to Ingrid.  Her blog called Of Spring and Summer is a lovely collection of her photography,…

Pantone 2010 Color Trend Garden Inspiration

Pantone 2010 Color Trend Garden Inspiration

1. Patterns, 2. Lily of the Valley, 3. Untitled, 4. 春だね~!, 5. friday’s flower power, 6. Frond, 7. green in…

Daily Garden: Halloween Inspiration – 29 Palms, CA

Daily Garden: Halloween Inspiration – 29 Palms, CA

Are you heady for Halloween?   I can’t help myself….it is not until Saturday, but I have to share this spooky…

The Oldest Plants with Rachel Sussman

La llareta (up to 3,000 years old, Atacama Desert, Chile) As a designer I counsel people all the time about…

Howling at the Moon Night Light

Is it me or does this lamp bring out some sort of carnal desires….like a need to go howl in…

Neville & Sharon’s Plant Collection in Dargle, Kwazulu-Natal South Africa

Neville & Sharon’s Plant Collection in Dargle, Kwazulu-Natal South Africa

Neville Trickett and his wife Sharon are people, who upon discovering, I became instantly fascinated with.  I read about them…

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