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Noted: The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014 via Better Homes and Gardens

The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014 via Better Homes and Gardens Read More “Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media accounts.  Find more Noted/Shared Gardening items Read more on this topic: Noted: Public Gardens and Social Media from Garden Rant Noted: The Bountiful […]

Noted: The Bountiful Buttonbush via Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens

The Bountiful Buttonbush via  Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens Buttonbush, (Cephalanthus occidentalis), is a native shrub that gets high marks for its usefulness to wildlife. It’s also a personal favorite because, well, it’s just plain so amusing! And what could be better than a plant that’s useful and entertaining at the same time? Just look […]

Noted: A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Flowers via Mashable

A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Flowers via Mashable Summer’s here and flowers are blooming everywhere — it’s time to go outside, grab your camera and capture the beauty surrounding us. For those who aren’t experienced photographers, it’s just as important to understand how time of day, lighting and depth of field affect your photographs as […]

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 […]

Noted: 4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel via Green Upgrader

4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel via Green Upgrader Container gardening isn’t only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel […]

Noted: Planting Seeds Is Easier With Garden Row Markers via Our Little Acre

Planting Seeds Is Easier With Garden Row Markers via Our Little Acre As a garden writer, I receive a number of garden products to try in my own garden each year, some new, some not. I enjoy doing this because in some cases, it allows me to try something I’d never heard of before and […]

Noted: Great Design Plant: Ceanothus Pleases With Nectar and Fragrant Blooms from Houzz

Great Design Plant: Ceanothus Pleases With Nectar and Fragrant Blooms Mediterranean Landscape by Portland Media & Bloggers Kate Bryant The evergreen wild lilac (Ceanothus sp) is one of a handful of distinctive and iconic plants native to the U.S. West Coast. Nearly impossible to grow outside of California, Oregon and Washington, it thrives where summers […]

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 […]