The New Pergola (Almost done)

The New Pergola (Almost done)

I had a goal last weekend….I wanted to finish our new pergola in time to  have a BBQ and sit…

Fixing the Patio Path

Fixing the Patio Path

When I built the cobblestone path that would guide you to the (now finished) cobblestone patio, I had a certian…

Making Meadow Pots

Making Meadow Pots

Since seeing this container planting over on Garden’s Illustrated’s website earlier this summer, I have been all sorts of obsessed…

Taking Stock in the Garden

Taking Stock in the Garden

You win some you lose some. I’ve been focussing too much lately on where I am losing (I beat the…

The Great Shed Garden Makeover

The Great Shed Garden Makeover

Once upon a time, my shed/ chicken coop used to be cute.  But then I messed with it, and then…

Hydroponics for Dad?

Hydroponics for Dad?

My dad’s latest engineering feat has been to install a hydroponics growing system in the spare bedroom of my parents…

Planning A White Garden

Planning A White Garden

This week I have been pulling together plans for a white garden to be installed this summer at a client’s…

Alien, Terminator, and Flamethrowers for Mothers Day

Alien, Terminator, and Flamethrowers for Mothers Day

I am still working my way thought the spring clean up and last weekend I focussed on the vegetable garden….

A Flowering Tree Wish List

A Flowering Tree Wish List

This time of year is such a treat.  It is so full of beautiful flowering trees and shrubs that it…

What To Do With The Strawberry Tower?

What To Do With The Strawberry Tower?

My strawberries hate my strawberry tower. They literally run from it. Last year in my book writing garden absence, I…

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…

Planning for Summer Serenity

Planning for Summer Serenity

Unlike last summer where I sweated out writing a book, this summer I intend to enjoy my garden and coddle…

Lavender or Catmint – Which Makes the Perfect Purple Edge?

Lavender or Catmint – Which Makes the Perfect Purple Edge?

Whether you have visited the south of France or just seen pictures you know how seductive those mounded purple rows…

The Simple Things and Other Spring Reading

The Simple Things and Other Spring Reading

I rarely go to bookstores anymore. I would if it was easier, but they are all at least a 20…

Woodchucks and Goji Berries

Woodchucks and Goji Berries

It’s time for my annual proclamation that this is the year we will get the woodchuck problem in the garden…

Hey Cleome, Can we try to be friends?

Hey Cleome, Can we try to be friends?

I hate Cleome. My disdain stems from a bad experience back when I was a baby gardener.  In my baby…

A Winter’s Table Top Garden

A Winter’s Table Top Garden

As the winter drudges on, my patience for a lack of greenery has started to come to a head.  I…

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…

A Winter Herb Garden

A Winter Herb Garden

Is the cold getting to you?  I have to admit I was ok with it until I came home from…

Holiday Decorating Giveaway

Holiday Decorating Giveaway

When the days darken, I start to obsess about lights.  We spent the weekend beginning to decorate and I have…

A New Recycling Center

A New Recycling Center

I sometimes feel I live a secret life.  My house generally looks clean and orderly, but don’t go opening any…

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