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July 2014

Summer in the Garden: PHAT TOMMY Elevated Planter Box

I am always keeping a eye out for decent products for my own garden — even if they are just for my wish list. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a series of products that might fit in my garden — or yours! — Douglas PHAT TOMMY Elevated Planter Box […]

Garden Decor: A Face in the Fence from Boyle Sculptures

A Face in the Fence from Boyle Sculptures I first saw this on the Tumblr blog, A Garden Getaway, but it didn’t link to the original creator of the work. After a few minutes with Google Image Search, though, I was able to turn up Boyle Sculptures, the source of this and other “garden faces”. […]

Summer in the Garden: Antique Copper Lantern Feeder

I am always keeping a eye out for decent products for my own garden — even if they are just for my wish list. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a series of products that might fit in my garden — or yours! — Douglas Antique Copper Lantern Feeder More […]

Flowering Now: Nasturtium

Nasturtium While the lettuce and herbs in the container garden are slowing down in the heat, the nasturtiums are firing up their orange blooms. I wish I could get some of these to naturalize in the garden itself, but I just have to keep trying, I guess. Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook Nasturtium /nəˈstɜr.ʃəm/ is […]

Interesting Plant: Campanula

Campanula I discovered Campanula through a Pinterest post and it interested me enough to go searching for more examples and information on it. I am a big fan of perennials over annuals, so finding more easy-to-grow perennials is always high on my list. ** Shop all things gardening on Amazon.com ** Discovered via Pinterest User Rachel […]

I am a lazy gardener…from A Gardener’s Notebook

“I have a confession to make. I am a lazy gardener. I am far more interested in enjoying my garden than working in it.  Sure, I putter about neatening things up, pruning, weeding, etc., but I would much rather be sitting in my comfy chair, looking through the trees at the feeding birds and sipping […]

Noted: Lovely Kitchen Garden via Garden Gallery

 Lovely Kitchen Garden via Garden Gallery See more Read more on this topic: Noted: Garden Room via Garden Gallery Noted: Grow a Kitchen Garden in 16 Square Feet via Houzz Photo: Kitchen at Culinary Vegetable Institute Elsewhere: Full Circle Kitchen Composter: Review and Giveaway! Photo: Brunfelsia and Clytostoma cuttings on kitchen windowsill

Noted: Planting Ideas: Life in the Crevices via Houzz

Planting Ideas: Life in the Crevices via Houzz Mediterranean Spaces by San Luis Obispo Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture If you are a plant collector, like I am, you will at some point come to the sobering conclusion that only a finite number of plants can be squeezed into each […]

Noted: Sunday Photos: Magnolia via Not Dabbling In Normal

Sunday Photos: Magnolia cia Not Dabbling In Normal A lovely magnolia photo that reminded me of my own, recent Magnolia photos. — Douglas Read More “Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media accounts.  Find more Noted/Shared Gardening items Read more on this topic: Noted: […]

Noted: 10 Breathtaking Tree Canopies & Natural Tunnels that Look Like Scenes from a Fairy Tale via Inhabitots

10 Breathtaking Tree Canopies & Natural Tunnels that Look Like Scenes from a Fairy Tale via Inhabitots Vacation season is fast approaching, and many people have booked tickets to resorts and cities that offer fantastic experiences. Don’t forget that some of the most unforgettable memories are made in places barely altered by human hands. More […]