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September 2014

Garden Decor: Sheet Metal Frog on Garden Gate

Sheet Metal Frog on Garden Gate A great piece of garden decor from right here in my own neighborhood. I was walking down a street I don’t normally travel on my walks and came across this lovely sheet metal frog adorning a front garden gate. Nice craftsmanship and a wonderful introduction into their garden.   […]

Noted: Great Design Plant: Japanese Painted Fern Weaves a Garden Tapestry via Houzz

Great Design Plant: Japanese Painted Fern Weaves a Garden Tapestry via Houzz Spaces by Topsfield Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Andrew Keys   So much of the woodland garden is green. While shade gardeners appreciate verdant mounds of moss, swaths of sweet box and colonies of camellias, some color relief is a welcome respite from […]

Noted: Vogeli Bird Feeder By Vasse And Peg Vaught via Design Milk

Vogeli Bird Feeder By Vasse And Peg Vaught via Design Milk Made from 16 oz. solid copper, the Vogeli Bird Feeders will last a lifetime, slowly aging to a natural green patina. Designed and handcrafted by Vasse and Peg Vaught in Virginia, these feeders feature dramatic, sculpture-like curves where the top spiral acts as a […]

Flowering Now: Sunflower (Helianthus)

Sunflower (Helianthus) These small sunflowers are growing in a whiskey barrel outside the kitchen window. They don’t get quite enough sun there, which is a chronic problem on my garden, so they are leggy and the flowers are small. Still, they put on a brace face and look quite cute. Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A […]

Garden History: A Lovely Garden Path from The gardens of England in the southern & western counties, 1907

Back into the garden past with this edition of Garden History. The Internet Archive recently added over 14 million new images to the Flickr Commons. These pictures, photos and graphics were culled from their automated OCR scanning books to create digital versions of public domain books. You can read more about the project in this […]

Connected Parks and Gardens… from A Gardener’s Notebook

“Any considered urban gardening plan involves the transformation of vacant lots into small parks and gardens instead of yet another apartment complex. While the “pocket park” idea has been around for a long time I believe there is one aspect missing. Not only should there be small parks scattered throughout the neighborhood, there should also […]