Garden Gallery: The Urban Physic Garden

Garden Gallery: The Urban Physic Garden

Do you know what a physic garden is?  I have to admit that until I attended design school at the Chelsea Physic Garden, I had no idea what the term meant either.  So in case you don’t know, a physic garden is a special kind of herb garden whose purpose is to grow medicinal plants.    The…

Recovery

Recovery

Do you ever have weeks where you you look back and just have to ask — what the heck just happened?  I had one of those last week. Little more than a week ago, my family arrived for a visit.  We made things, we fixed things, we cooked, we drank bourbon.  And then we had…

Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Wrap

Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Wrap

The Chelsea Flower Show is wrapping up today and for the first time in a long time ever I am not terribly excited to write about it.  I’ve pondered if my feelings are due in part because I wasn’t actually there this week, but I think not….it is something more. This year I feel let…

Compost Aerators, Bamboo Gloves & Tall Cloches

If you are anything like me, your compost heap is a work in progress.  It is an effort in pure do-gooder hopefulness.  Mine has been active and getting larger for probably 4 years, but since I have never turned it and I have never tried to take anything from beneath the new stuff that gets…

Garden Gallery: Trailfinders Australian Garden presented by Fleming’s – Best Show – 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Garden Gallery: Trailfinders Australian Garden presented by Fleming’s – Best Show – 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The medals have been posted for the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show.  There are lots of great gardens to share, but I am going to start with those that won best in show for their category. The Aussie team behind the Trailfinders Australian Garden presented by Fleming’s has been awarded Best in Show. I can only imagine…

Chelsea Flower Show Week

Chelsea Flower Show Week

It’s Chelsea time! I’m so excited to be pulling together a week full of coverage.  I’m not able to be there in England this year, but that isn’t going to slow the steady stream of inspiration that I plan to bring you from the show.  So fasten your seat belts and get ready, Chelsea Flower…

Cicada Summer Coming

Cicada Summer Coming

I’ve got a little theme going today.  It’s about Cicada’s and all things related…. I read an interesting article on the NPR website over the weekend about how the Cicadas are coming to the East Coast this summer.  Scientists are looking to crowdsource information about their emergence and you can help by building your own cicada sensor. Cicada emergence…

Flowery Art Installation

Flowery Art Installation

I am in one of those moods today. You know the mood we all sometimes get into where you feel like you should pre-warn every single person you come in contact with that you might at some point feel compelled to bite their heads off? That is me today — and I hate it. But…

Trend Alert: Spring Fever Has Arrived

Trend Alert: Spring Fever Has Arrived

You how google has that tool where based on web searches they can pretty accurately predict flu outbreaks? I’ve got one of those too….it is the site. Now that it has happened every year for the last 4 years I feel like I can trust what is happening… Right around this time of year (though…

Leaf Magazine Spring 2013 is Here!

Good Morning! [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fdark%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true autoflip=true autofliptime=6000 documentid=130313022701-3ff0e059d74341a2a631d89b7d9cbab3 docname=leaf_magazine_spring_2013 username=leafmag loadinginfotext=Leaf%20Magazine%2C%20Issue%205%2C%20Spring%202013 showhtmllink=true tag=garden%20design width=580 height=375 unit=px] Except for a brief break to help my husband replace a post in our post and beam barn…this was the prime focus of this weekend (Leaf Spring 2013 is live as of 6:45 this morning!). I hope you enjoy…

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