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Noted: Public Gardens and Social Media from Garden Rant

Public Gardens and Social Media from Garden Rant     For my new volunteer project promoting DC’s public gardens, the focus is on images, using them to create videos, but then what? Just a slide show? I think not, because Pinterest and Instagram are hot-hot-hot and gardens are uniquely suited to visuals, to say the […]

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 […]

Interesting Plant: Brugmansia Sanguinea

Interesting Plant: Brugmansia Sanguinea I have always loved Brugmansia — with its almost alien looks and exuberant blooms. I typical see the standard, yellow variety here in Southern California, but I love both the shape of these flowers and their orange color — almost as if each blossom had been dipped in paint — or blood, […]

Garden Decor: 30 Amazing Downspout Ideas

30 Amazing Downspout Ideas There are some lovely and creative downpour ideas in this article fro LushHomes.com. Discovered via Pinterest User Lori Scott More Downspout Info from Amazon.com   Previously in Garden Decor: Garden Decor: Garden gate made from re-purposed tools Moss Buddha via Tumblr Shovel Head Daisy A ladder in the garden Alice’s Tea […]

Interesting Plant: Saintpaulia ‘Rebel’s Splatter Kake’

Interesting Plant: Saintpaulia ‘Rebel’s Splatter Kake’ I never knew the Latin name for African Violets, even though my grandmother grew them religiously when I was growing up in Ohio. She had a 3-tier indoor planter covered with them. This particular Saintpaulia caught my eye in my travels though Pinterest and gave me and easy excuse and another […]

Join the “A Gardener’s Notebook” Shared Pinterest Board

Are you an avid user of Pinterest? Would you like to share your favorite pins with A Gardener’s Notebook readers and viewers? Why not join my on our new Shared Pinterest Board, A Gardener’s Notebook. Loading… Read more on this topic: Top Gardeners Notebook posts for 2011 Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List! #gardenchat: What’s […]

Interesting Plant: Eremurus ‘Lemon Meringue’

Interesting Plant: Eremurus ‘Lemon Meringue’ As is often the case, I am struck by a plant for this series simply by the way it looks in pictures. Sometimes those pictures aren’t the most accurate representation of the plant, but they do send me down the road of investigating a particular plant and seeing how it might […]

Garden Decor: DIY Log Birdfeeder

DIY Log Birdfeeder The isn’t much information on how this birdfeeder was created, but I was struck with its design enough to think about how it might be recreated. I did something like this on a smaller scale to make a little gift box. The way I did it was to use my band saw […]