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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 […]

Garden Decor: Hanging bottles for cut flowers

Hanging bottles for cut flowers This cute hanging bottle vases could be great for a special party or even part of your every day garden design. I could see a row of these hanging on the patio so I could bring blooms over as the flower and have them immediately at hand throughout the day. […]

Garden Decor: In the Modern Garden

In the Modern Garden Modern design is extremely popular these days and gardens are no exceptions. Even though I tend towards more traditional design, I am greatly attracted to modernist elements in architecture, home and gardens. This lovely and productive garden area could find a place in my garden any time. Discovered via Pinterest User Esther […]

Garden Decor: Tractor Wheel Garden Wall

Tractor Wheel Garden Wall This looks to be the wheel from a stream tractor or perhaps an old water wheel that has been used as an opening in a lovely stone wall. I think this is a great re-use of something that has history but is also big and substantial. I am sure it will […]

Video: Photo montage from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014

This is a photomontage of some sights from our visit to this year’s Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California including over 100 photos from the event. There is a lot to see a this show each year including show gardens, a huge collection of orchids, iris, succulents of all shapes and much, much, more. […]

Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014

Some sights from our visit to this year’s Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California. There is a lot to see a this show each year including show gardens, a huge collection of orchids, iris, succulents of all shapes and much, much, more. Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s […]

Link Focus: Book Review: The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto from The Patient Gardener’s Weblog

Book Review: The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto from The Patient Gardener’s Weblog The best book reviews give us a clear indication why we should read a book, its pros, its cons, its faults and its triumphs. Even more, it should entice us to read the book on our own, unsatisfied with the small […]

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 […]