A short video taken while harvesting some lavender in the garden today. I haven’t harvested these plants before, so they became very woody. I cut them back hard and will do a better job harvesting to try to keep them more green and herbaceous instead of letting them get woody again. Download “Lavender Harvest – [...]
Upcycled Tea Time for the Birds – July 26, 2010
Click to enlarge In the midst of the daytime hustle and bustle of Bath, just a few steps from Bath Abbey and its busy square, lies Abbey Green, overarched by this large tree. It was a cool and quite respite in the city, and would be well duplicated in any garden. It is a lovely [...]
Gurney’s Seed and Nursery and Spring Hill Nurseries is continuing their photo contests started last month. “For the remaining photo contests, the companies have decided to raise the stakes, giving away two $100 Gift Certificates for each contest; one for each brand.” You need to be a fan of the Gurney’s or Spring Hill Nurseries [...]
I've Got It Made in the Shade – July 20, 2010
I repurposed a large mirror from a bathroom remodeling project years ago, but the unique shape of this mirror takes the concept of garden expansion to an entirely different level. MAKE: Blog via Cleverly-shaped mirror opens a door in any wall.
Daisie at Disney Hall, originally uploaded by dewelch. While strolling around before a concert last night, I found this lovely patch of daisies in the garden of the Disney Hall in downtown LA.
Foxglove in Kensington Gardens, originally uploaded by dewelch. A shot from our recent trip to the UK. The white foxglove was growing in Kensington Gardens immediately adjacent to Kensington Palace. The palace ground are undergoing a large renovation at the moment. Update: I have renamed this. I couldn’t think of “foxglove” when I posted this [...]