St Patrick’s Day Celtic Garden Inspiration

St Patrick’s Day Celtic Garden Inspiration

As I wrote my book last year, I considered so many different styles of gardens to discuss.  There where quite a few that didn’t make the cut for no other reason reason but that there were simply too many.  So, in light of the upcoming holiday of St. Patrick’s Day (which, here in Boston, seems…

Designing a Yoga Garden

Designing a Yoga Garden

For over 25 years, running has been a constant in my life but with the recent onset of knee pain, my orthopedist has advised I pick a new form of exercise — which has led me to yoga. I’ve toyed around with yoga as a way to stretch and meditate over the past couple of years, but…

Get the Look For Less – Garden Boho Chic

Get the Look For Less – Garden Boho Chic

Greetings, Studio G Readers!  My name is Elizabeth, and I’ve been designing outdoor spaces for over 12 years.  I also have a background in production design (mostly stage and film,) so “setting the scene” is something that is very familiar to me.  In fact, “setting your own scene” is the way I like to approach…

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 of ideas is to know how to re-inspire yourself.   I gather inspiration from nearly every thing in my life; I never know when something is going to strike me in a way that causes…

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 trees too, and the completion of my patio and arbor. You might remember this post about black slats from last summer (you know where I was all talk about getting the arbor over the patio…

Halloween Special – Dark Scary Gardens: Inspired by Children of the Corn

Halloween Special – Dark Scary Gardens: Inspired by Children of the Corn

I’ve been researching haunted houses in the area because my daughter wants to go to one for her birthday – followed by a girlie sleep-over. I’ve agreed to this plan, but fear it to be a really shortsighted idea since I have no idea how these six 10-year-old girls will respond to a haunted house. It…

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 style of implementation…they come across as a little pretentious (IMO), slightly old-fashioned and unless you have a house that looks like an English Manor with a gardening staff to accompany it…they are are probably too high maintenance for the average homeowner. But…

Garden Whites Inspiration

I am having a little obsession with garden whites right now. I have recently discovered a ocupel of plants as well as some bird lovers accessories that I am eager to find a place for – either in my own garden or someone elses. I am a sucker for a beautiful leaf, and Allium karataviense…

Inspiration for Thanksgiving Floral Workshop

I’ve been outside snipping little bits, gathering tiny treasures from nature and making inspiration boards for the Thanksgiving Floral workshop that Rochelle and I are holding on the 14th. Todays board is all about berries. SO many colors, sizes and density of clusters to play with. – Roanne clockwise: callicarpa, crabapples, viburnum, cotoneaster, ilex Photo…

DIY: Great Halloween Ideas

DIY: Great Halloween Ideas

The starter motor in my car was dead this morning, so I have to drive the truck.  Driving the truck makes everything feel different.  It is the vehicular equivalent of rose colored glasses…except it makes me sing old country songs and desperately want to go junking – which I think I might do.  I have an appointment this…

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