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Subscribed 50: Gardenista

Originally published as part of the Subscribed series on Careers in New Media Gardenista “Sourcebook for cultivated living” I only recently subscribed to Gardenista, after seeing some of their articles in other blogs and sites. I have especially loved their “Garden Visit” series which takes you lovely photographic tours of gardens all over the world […]

Noted: The enigma of (Fredrick Law) Olmsted via Garden Rant

The enigma of (Fredrick Law) Olmsted via Garden Rant Home tomorrow night? You can catch the newest documentary on Frederick Law Olmsted on PBS. Entitled Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, this is a basic overview of the seminal landscape architect’s career, starting with Central Park and ending with his final projects in Massachusetts and North […]

Noted: Make Your Own Tranquil Garden Fountain via Houzz

Make Your Own Tranquil Garden Fountain Contemporary Landscape by Walnut Creek Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Huettl Landscape Architecture Versailles. The White House. The Taj Mahal. Each has an outdoor space with one thing in common: a water feature. The sound of running water instantly brings a sense of relaxation to any setting. And while […]

Garden Decor: Copper Fence Cap Pyramid from Two Thirty-Five Design

Copper Fence Cap Pyramid from Two Thirty-Five Design This immediately caught my eye, although now I don’t remember which site I first discovered it on. The author shows it being used as an indoors design element, but I think it would be great in any contemporary garden. It would weather nicely, giving you that lovely […]

Noted: Give Your Garden an Industrial Edge from Houzz

Give Your Garden an Industrial Edge Traditional Landscape by Spokane Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers TERRABELLA, inc. True gardeners know that their spaces are never really finished. They are in a constant state of flux. Plants sometimes grow larger than the nursery tags lead us to believe, voles devastate a beautiful bed of hostas, an […]

Noted: 11 Japanese Maples for Breathtaking Color and Form via Houzz

11 Japanese Maples for Breathtaking Color and Form via Houzz Contemporary Landscape by Bainbridge Island Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Bliss Garden Design The mere sight of a well-grown Japanese maple evokes mental images of tranquility and mysticism unlike any other plant. These versatile trees are equally at home in the courtyards of a weathered […]

Noted: A Secret Garden in the Middle of Regent’s Park in London by Kendra Wilson from Gardenista

A Secret Garden in the Middle of Regent’s Park in London by Kendra Wilson from Gardenista Usually secrets don’t stay secret for very long. That’s why I was genuinely worried that my “secret garden” in central London would be gone, ruined, or not secret any more, when I went back after an absence of nine […]

Garden Decor: Stairway Garden

Stairway Garden If you have the space to make it safe, this stairway garden would look so nice. Containers allow you to swap things in and out as you wish and it takes great advantage of a typically unused space. Discovered via Pinterest User Beverly Cooper   ** a portion of each Amazon sales goes directly […]

Interesting Plant: Espalier Fruit Trees

Espalier Fruit Trees Today’s entry to more about a style of plants, rather than an individual plant. espalier fruit trees have been a part of gardening since and have always fascinated me. They are a bit of work to maintain, but fit in so well with certain aspects of gardens — like walls and fences. […]

Noted: How to Design a Great Garden on a Sloped Lot from Houzz.com

How to Design a Great Garden on a Sloped Lot from Houzz.com   Eclectic Landscape by Charlotte Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Jay Sifford Garden Design   Frequently we gardeners run up against what seems to be an insurmountable obstacle in our quest to attain a beautiful and functional garden space. So it is with […]