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Garden History: “Killenworth,” George Dupont Pratt house, Glen Cove, New York, ca. 1918

Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around the world. According to Flickr: The Commons was launched on January 16 2008, when Flickr released our pilot project in partnership with The Library of Congress. Both Flickr and the Library were overwhelmed by the positive response to the project! […]

Free Koi Pond Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for February 2013

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s […]

Elsewhere: Botanical designer blooms in Highland Park from The Eastsider LA

Botanical designer blooms in Highland Park from The Eastsider LA Story by Cynthia Greenburg — Photos by Martha Benedict “The big aha was in NY,” Valerie Jurado says. It was there the daughter of Filipino immigrants who grew up in East L.A. suddenly found herself going from mass producing “baby’s-breath-1-800-FLOWER” style arrangements to designing $400 bouquets for […]

Elsewhere: Simple Container Plantings for Intriguing Garden Design from Houzz.com

We have added some containers in the last few months, mainly to provide food-growing areas in the sunnier places in the garden. This article mainly deals with the decorative element of containers, but there is no reason these containers couldn’t be filled with wonderful food items. Then you get beauty in the garden and on […]

2012 Gift Guide: Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More

Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More Voted Best Graphic Design by the Garden Writers Association From Amazon.com… “You can transform your garden into a handmade, personality-infused oasis. Author Lorene Edwards Forkner — part eco-friendly non-traditionalist, part crafty creative — will show you how. Projects run the gamut from […]

2012 Gift Guide: Garden House: Bringing the Outdoors In

Garden House: Bringing the Outdoors In Why should the garden remain in the garden? Here are hundreds of ideas for bringing your garden inside and, even better, blurring the difference between them. Great text and gorgeous photos let your garden house dreams take flight. From Amazon.com… “The garden house is a restorative sanctuary that combines […]

2012 Gift Guide: Urban Sanctuaries

Urban Sanctuaries Another great book for garden “dreaming.” We all need new ideas to energize our gardens and books like this provide them on every page. More 2012 Gift Guide Items: Read more on this topic: 2012 Gift Guide: A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell 2012 Gift Guide: […]

2012 Gift Guide: In a Mexican Garden: courtyards, pools and open-air living rooms

In a Mexican Garden: courtyards, pools and open-air living roomsGina Hyams, Melba Levick, Photographer Gorgeous photograph of all aspects of Mexican homes and gardens. I especially liked the outdoor bathrooms with all their tile or rough stone. Sure to generate lots of ideas for your own home and garden. More 2012 Gift Guide Items: Do […]

Pinterest: Lovely Brick Path

I love the way that brick just settles into its environment and seems to have always been there, even when newly installed. It naturalizes into a garden very well and very quickly. This lovely garden path came up in my Pinterest feed today and I re-pinned it both so I could remember it myself and […]

Pinterest: More recycled doors as garden gates

Here is another example of hoe to use recycled materials in your garden, These recycled doors make an interesting and cut entry into the garden while keeping varmints and critters out. Source: google.com via Susan Jane on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Pinterest: Lovely wall-attached garden trellis with project instructions Elsewhere: Whimsical Garden Gate […]