Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Nine days ago we got side tracked on the way down the driveway. An afternoon of errand running got waylaid…

Garden Gallery: Contemporary Pool with a Soul

Garden Gallery: Contemporary Pool with a Soul

I think it can be be hard to imagine a garden or an outdoor living area that is completely devoid…

Friday 5: Outdoor Patterns

Friday 5: Outdoor Patterns

Oh boy, I used to think I was the kind of person who handled change really well, but this week…

Succulent Cafe by Succulents and Sunshine

Succulent Cafe by Succulents and Sunshine

Trust me when I say that you should forget reading this post and just hop directly on over to Succulents and Sunshine….

Garden Gallery: Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan

Garden Gallery: Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan

Are your phlox blooming yet?  In new England we are not quite there yet….but in Japan, well that is a…

Garden Gallery: Arthur Casas’ Garden

Garden Gallery: Arthur Casas’ Garden

I have this tendency to glaze over when perusing the sites and work of famed modern architects.  The images (and architecture) are always so…

Garden Gallery: The Alchemist’s Garden

Garden Gallery: The Alchemist’s Garden

Should we take a little blogland trip to France?  Lets. Have a wander through the Alchemist’s Garden which is in…

Inspiration: Not Gardens – Knot Garden by PEG

Inspiration: Not Gardens – Knot Garden by PEG

Karen M’Closkey and Keith Vandersys of Peg OLA have been making interesting projects with the use of parametric software and laser…

Trend: Shelved Gardens

Trend: Shelved Gardens

A couple of months back I was chatting with a new garden friend when she openly wondered what the next big garden…

Spring Home & Garden Essentials – Wabi Sabi Style

Spring Home & Garden Essentials – Wabi Sabi Style

In just a bit I am going to pack up my computer and head to the airport and make my way back…

Drawing Lines (In the landscape)

Drawing Lines (In the landscape)

I learned of the bombings in our dear Boston while in the airport yesterday.  We were thankfully flying out of…

Instant Garden Party: Boxman Studios

Instant Garden Party: Boxman Studios

  I’m planning a heck of a party this summer and ground zero for the shindig will be my barn….

Garden Gallery: Simplicity

Garden Gallery: Simplicity

It is the typical lament of the garden worker that spring is just nuts.  As much as anyone else I…

Regency Garden Style — Need a Little Help

Regency Garden Style — Need a Little Help

Hey, I could use some help.  I’m deep into the process of writing my book and sourcing images to accompany my words.  I…

Favorite Garden #5 – Lotusland

Favorite Garden #5 – Lotusland

This is the fifth week of a six part series on some of my favorite gardens based on their design…

Indian Composters

Indian Composters

I don’t know about you but I find composting hard.  It is a statement that is frustrating given that I…

Inspired By: Knot Gardens – Loose Knots

Inspired By: Knot Gardens – Loose Knots

Knot gardens in your average American garden always seem to me to a be bit of a trick.  In their most traditional…

Chanticleer

Chanticleer

In case you missed the other posts (here and here), each week I am writing about one of my favorite…

How to Build a Stick Fort

How to Build a Stick Fort

Toys that leave something to the imagination are hard to come by.   Even harder are those that actually aim…

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden – designed by Beatrix Farrand

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden – designed by Beatrix Farrand

The second garden in this series is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden. I first visited this garden in Seal Harbor,…

The Banging Wall in the Woods

The Banging Wall in the Woods

For gardens with kids…. There is something so magical about this simple creation by an artistic mom for the enjoyment…

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