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Link Focus: Garden | Garden Bridge Over The Thames Moves Forward from Londonist

Garden | Garden Bridge Over The Thames Moves Forward from Londonist London, as busy a city as it is, already has some wonderful gardens and parks throughout the city. I was so pleased when I was able to walk from Westminster back to Kensington almost continuously in parks and under shady trees. That said, every […]

Garden Decor: 30 Amazing Downspout Ideas

30 Amazing Downspout Ideas There are some lovely and creative downpour ideas in this article fro LushHomes.com. Discovered via Pinterest User Lori Scott More Downspout Info from Amazon.com   Previously in Garden Decor: Garden Decor: Garden gate made from re-purposed tools Moss Buddha via Tumblr Shovel Head Daisy A ladder in the garden Alice’s Tea […]

Video: Places LA: The Getty Villa – Montage

A video montage from The Getty Villa in Malibu, CA on Saturday, Ocotber 12, 2013. View a collection of photos from our visit   Music: “Colossus” by Kevin MacLeod, http://Incompetech.com, under Creative Commons License Read more on this topic: Video: Places LA: The Getty Villa – 4 short scenes Photo: The Getty Villa – Villa […]

Photo: The Getty Villa – Villa Gardens Panorama

The Getty Villa, Malibu, California Click for full size image See the entire set of photos from this trip in this Flickr set – The Getty Villa Read more on this topic: Photo: Lily pond at The Getty Villa, Malibu, California Video: Places LA: The Getty Villa – 4 short scenes Photo: The Getty Villa […]

Garden Vocabulary: Parterre

Parterre gardens, with their air of formality, aren’t for everyone, but I would guess it is one of the most popular garden styles even today, long after its first invention. Today’s gardens, especially here in the US, tend to lean towards more casual styles, but you will see elements of the parterre garden style in […]

Photo: A lovely garden seat | Schoepfle Garden – Birmingham, Ohio

A scene from Shoepfle Gardens in Birmingham, Ohio from our recent trip back to visit family. After 27 years in Los Angeles, the green always seems so vibrant and rich whenever we return. The pond, the trees and green everywhere made this an inviting place to sit and think for a while. (Click for full size […]

Is “slow gardening” for you? It describes me quite well!

I came across the article below on Houzz.com and it reminded me of my own gardening ethic. Yes, I could foresee having a lovely, showy, complete garden to enjoy, but I do gain a lot of enjoyment out of the actual “doing” of the garden. Recently, I have been focusing on propagating as many plants […]

Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Here is a 4:15 min video I created using 66 photos from our visit to the show on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The show continues on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Full information is available at the link above. Related: Panoramic […]

Photo: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Here are 66 photos I took during our visit to the show on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The show continues on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Full information is available at the link above. You can watch a slide show of […]

Garden History: The importance of trees (Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia)

Trees surround us and fill our gardens, for the most part, but we often ignore them. Read any article about gardening and you will see that many of us focus downwards to the smaller annuals and perennials in our gardens. Yet, it is the trees that bring the structure — the bones — the foundations […]