An Emotional Container Garden Origin Story (Recipe Included)

An Emotional Container Garden Origin Story (Recipe Included)

Do you want to hear a little behind the scenes story? I created this container garden for the Summer 2015…

Container Gardening Recipe: Wild Indian Summer

Container Gardening Recipe: Wild Indian Summer

I was inspired to create this container garden by the late season and the rich colors of fall. But the…

HELP WANTED! – Perfect Planters

HELP WANTED! – Perfect Planters

Story By ELIZABETH DUNN Obviously, I would not be capable of assembling the planters myself. For starters, the terrace where…

Make A Countertop Kitchen Bonsai Herb Garden

Make A Countertop Kitchen Bonsai Herb Garden

As most of my gardening attention shifts to houseplants and things I can grow inside, I wanted to share one of…

Working White into the Autumn Garden

Working White into the Autumn Garden

When I conceived of this autumn planter series, I had a couple challenges in my mind.  I wanted to use…

Salvaging the Un-dead – Another Autumn Planter

Salvaging the Un-dead – Another Autumn Planter

Here’s the thing about fall decorating – it’s all going to end up in the compost pile pretty quickly –…

Autumn Container Garden: Feathery Fall Fireworks

Autumn Container Garden: Feathery Fall Fireworks

Texture features large in this loosely planted arrangement that I am dubbing ‘Feathery Fall Fireworks’.  Once again, I hope this inspires…

Fall Container Planting Recipe:  Autumnal Marsala

Fall Container Planting Recipe: Autumnal Marsala

Autumn has arrived and even though the summer seems to be hanging on, it is time to think about making…

Container Garden Design: Scented Plants

Container Garden Design: Scented Plants

My mother’s day gift to myself gets delivered tomorrow.  Well, maybe I should say installed.  It’s a water spigot on…

Growing Turmeric, Ginger, Rosemary & Sage Indoors

Growing Turmeric, Ginger, Rosemary & Sage Indoors

Are you an early spring indoor seed starter? I am not. Not that I wouldn’t like to be, but frankly…

The Nearly Done Office (with the help of a Modernica planter)

The Nearly Done Office (with the help of a Modernica planter)

Slowly but surely my new office is taking shape. The hardest part for me is always the finishing touches. I…

A Shamrock (Oxalis) Rainbow

A Shamrock (Oxalis) Rainbow

I’m finding the ever- increasing variety of oxalis  (commonly called Shamrocks or Wood Sorrel) available to gardeners very inspiring. In…

Seasonal Container Garden: Whipping Up Some Holiday Containers

Seasonal Container Garden: Whipping Up Some Holiday Containers

After so many years of installing countless commercial and residential holiday containers, I could do it in my sleep. Seriously,…

Wanted: Antique Forcing Pots

Wanted: Antique Forcing Pots

I came across this image this morning over on Old House Gardens’ page about forcing bulbs.   I’ve never seen such…

The Holiday Madness Begins

The Holiday Madness Begins

I’ve been to Lowes five times in the last three days. Isn’t that always how it goes when you are…

Mini Halloween Gardens

Mini Halloween Gardens

These planting ideas weren’t expressly presented as halloween ready by their creators…but I think they are perfect for the season…

Friday 5: Pale Green Garden Things That Caught My Eye

Friday 5: Pale Green Garden Things That Caught My Eye

Its Friday and I am getting an early start as I am headed down to the Newport Folk Festival!  It’s…

Friday Five: Black & White Garden Goodies

Friday Five: Black & White Garden Goodies

    In this heat I am feeling anything but crisp and fresh.  Black and white always helps to sharpen…

What is Your ‘Little Black Dress’ of the Garden?

What is Your ‘Little Black Dress’ of the Garden?

I did a little plant shopping yesterday.  I wanted to get my planters looking pretty but this season I wanted…

Spring Tulip Planters

Spring Tulip Planters

I love changing out my containers for the seasons.  After many years of doing this sort of thing for clients…

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…

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