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Elsewhere: Terra Cotta Garden Bed Borders

You may have seen my past posts and videos about using wine bottles for garden borders. Here is another take on borders using terra cotta drainage tiles, set on end, to frame a garden border. One of the advantages, of course, is you can plant inside each tile as well as in the bed itself. […]

Elsewhere: Planting tall grasses and other plants in galvanized tubs for privacy barriers

Here is an excellent idea I discovered on Pinterest for creating easy privacy barriers for your home, restaurant or other business. I would also suggest you mount these galvanize containers on some sort of caster system so you can easily move them around when needed. Once planted they would be quite heavy and you might […]

Elsewhere: Whimsical Garden Gate via Pinterest

I came across this on Pinterest today and it really struck me. There are many ways you could execute this, depending on your space and supplies. Sure to make an impact in your garden. Source: bhg.com via Amy on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Re-use: Futon frame as garden gate Elsewhere: Garden Tool Storage […]

Elsewhere: Garden Tool Storage example from Pinterest

Here is a lovely example of garden tool storage I found on Pinterest.com. Were I so well organized in my own life. (HA!) Still, we can all learn from such examples. We don’t have to do everything in the example, but sometimes just doing one small part is enough. Examples are supposed to be used […]

What Douglas Dug… Show 003

Our third episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 002” on YouTube Watch Previous Show  – “What Douglas Dug… Show 001” on YouTube Watch Previous Show  – “What Douglas Dug… Show 002” on […]

Photo: Slices of tree trunk as stepping stones in the garden

This was part of one of the design gardens at the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012. I am not sure what type of saw could give you such perfect slices. They seem large for using a chain saw. Perhaps there is a sawmill that turns them out as a specialty item. See the complete […]

Video: Peaceful Garden and Home Office

A short montage of an amazing peaceful garden, home office and waiting area. This amazing Asian-themed garden is a joy to visit and also to work in. Once ensconced in its small, private world, you would never expect that you are in the middle of the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Can’t see […]

Photos: Peaceful garden, home office and waiting room

One of my client’s has an amazing home office set amid this equally as amazing garden. I was visiting for a computer support call today and asked if I could take a few pictures to share with you.The garden is Asian-themed and is such a peaceful spot even in the midst of the San Fernando […]

Photos: Engaging Nature Design Garden at Southern California Spring Garden Show

     Click for larger images Garden designed and created by: Sarah’s GardensSarah’s Garden 714.916.3106 Garden Pros Landscape & Construction 714.387.4753714-397-4753 or 714-387-4753 See the complete set of photos from the Southern California Spring Garden Show. Read more on this topic: Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 Photo: An Orchid from Southern California Spring […]

Gardens of LA – Huntington Library, Art Galley and Botanic Gardens, San Marino, CA

Now that Google Maps and Google Earth have such great satellite and aerial imagery, I am revisiting some posts that I made many years ago. I am dubbing this series, The Gardens of LA. Here I will highlight one of the many gardens that can be visited — or at least viewed — throughout our […]