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Garden Decor: Round Copper Planters

Tauba Round Copper Finish Planter with Iron Handles, Set of 4   I came across these planters in my online travels. I don’t know what it is about copper that attracts me, but it certainly does. I am always finding pieces that i would love to add to my garden and home. You can find […]

Garden Decor: Garden Window and other great ideas from House and Garden UK

Discover more winder ideas and photos in this article from House and Garden UK The Secret Garden When the owners of this Cotswolds house bought it, it was a bland Twenties reconstruction of a seventeenth-century house that had burnt down. They and their architect set about rebuilding it, reconnecting it with its gardens and wider […]

Garden Decor: Oxidized Steel Fire Basket by Menu

Oxidized Steel Fire Basket by Menu I came across fire basket on Cool Hunting, which always highlights the neatest stuff. I hadn’t really thought about fire baskets before, but there are a large variety available in nearly every shape and size and you can probably find one to exactly fit your garden style. More information on […]

Noted: The Garden Edge: Rethink Your Garden Pathways via Houzz

The Garden Edge: Rethink Your Garden Pathways via Houzz Contemporary Landscape by Melbourne Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Daniel Tyrrell Landscapes   With careful planning and planting, your garden pathways and borders can be transformed from ordinary thoroughfares to dynamic spaces that can make a statement and excite the senses. Here are my favorite tips […]

Noted: Woodlands restored to re-create 16th century landscape in L.A. via The Los Angeles Times

Woodlands restored to re-create 16th century landscape in L.A. via The Los Angeles Times Descanso Gardens on Saturday will unveil an oak woodland that provides a glimpse of what Los Angeles might have looked like before 16th century European settlers and their livestock arrived and forever changed the Southern California landscape. Read More “Noted” items […]

Noted: How to Give Your Garden More Soul via Houzz

How to Give Your Garden More Soul via Houzz Traditional Landscape by Chicago Design-Build Firms Aquascape Inc.   don’t want to start an argument, but that’s inevitable when you talk about the subject of soul, especially in music. Marvin Gaye, of course, had soul. Robin Thicke doesn’t. What’s a soulful garden? It’s expressive of you […]

Noted: How to Design a Calming Minimalist Garden via Houzz

How to Design a Calming Minimalist Garden via Houzz Contemporary Landscape by Encinitas Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers debora carl landscape design   Minimalism in the garden should should start with boundaries. Because minimalist design is about restriction, especially in the use of color within the overall design, the choice of what is used — […]

Noted: Native CA Plants in a Hidden Garden – Pierce College Botanical Garden via Animalbytes

Native CA Plants in a Hidden Garden – Pierce College Botanical Garden via Animalbytes I had heard there was a native plant garden on the campus at Pierce College in the San Fernando Valley, but I had not been there. I’m doing a series on Hidden Gardens of Los Angeles on TheEarthMinute.com, so I went […]

Interesting Plant: Sanguisorba

Sanguisorba Discovered via Pinterest User By C’mai Sanguisorba is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rosaceae native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The common name is burnet. The plants are perennial herbs or small shrubs. The stems grow to 50-200 cm tall and have a cluster of basal leaves, with further leaves arranged alternately up the stem. The […]

Noted: Artful Planters from Belgium by Julie Carlson via Gardenista

Artful Planters from Belgium by Julie Carlson via Gardenista Planters as sculpture: handmade clay vessels from Belgian-based Atelier Vierkant function as art for the garden. In the US, the planters—which “explore the possibilities of organic minimalism in form and surface texture”— are available from Interieurs, the newly opened Avenue Road in New York, and at […]