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Elements of a Japanese Garden via FineGardening

The art and craft of the Japanese garden continues to thrive today after well over 1,300 years in Japan and for the last 150 years in various points west and east. It is difficult to define one reason for the almost instant endearment of these beautiful spaces, but for me, it has always been the […]

Historical Garden Books: Landscape garden series by Ralph Rodney Root (1921) – 44 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Bosco Verticale and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

What are your favorite public artworks? Share your memories in the comments! Bosco Verticale and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy An older apartment complex covered in trees and plans near this new and decidedly modern piazza with striking office buildings, huge Unicredit tower, fountains, restaurants and shops. More photos coming soon!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite botanic garden? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite botanic garden? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan  via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan  This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. The […]

Foreground/Background via Instagram

What are your favorite sights in Italy? Share in the comments! Foreground/Background A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan You can create layered views in even the smallest garden, making them appear larger than they are. Here, trees and a low hedge create a frame for the scene beyond.  This photo is […]

Illustration Plate From Historical Garden Book via Instagram

Illustration Plate From Historical Garden Book One of the many excellent pieces of are I come across as I browse through historical garden books.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports […]

Alliums and Evergreens, Denver City Hall

Alliums and Evergreens, Denver City Hall We took a moment to do some sightseeing while in Denver for @denverpopculturecon and wandered by this garden outside city hall.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List   * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]

Japanese Garden 5, Cal Poly Pomona

What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden 5, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single […]