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Noted: Make Your Garden Come Alive With a Sense of Movement via Houzz

 Make Your Garden Come Alive With a Sense of Movement via Houzz Asian Landscape by Capay Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Facciuto Landscape Design & Construction An exceptional garden employs bold and subtle concepts such as rhythm, formal and asymmetrical balance, texture, shape and color to give it a personality. It speaks to its visitors […]

Noted: Before & After: A California Yard Made Easy via Studio G

Before & After: A California Yard Made Easy via Studio G Hey everyone! I hope all your landscapes are thriving with color and curiosity during this first week of summer! It’s been a beautiful June here in Wisconsin– lots of rain, but nothing a good rain jacket won’t take care of. The flowers are loving […]

Noted: New Ways to Think About All That Mulch in the Garden via Houzz

New Ways to Think About All That Mulch in the Garden via Houzz I couldn’t say any of this — I feel bad talking about it now, like I’m some sort of landscape backseat driving jerk for even mentioning my thoughts. It’s her house, her yard, her plants. But the mulch. The mulch. So instead […]

Noted: Advice on Canyon Farming From L.A.’s Vegetable Whisperer via Houzz

Advice on Canyon Farming From L.A.’s Vegetable Whisperer via Houzz Other by Palo Alto Photographers Brian W. Ferry Photography The edible garden is a thing of beauty. It’s personal, and like singing a song, there is no one right way to do it. Lauri Kranz is certainly getting it right. She’s been hailed as the […]

Noted: 5 Gardens to Inspire Your Outdoor Rooms via Houzz

5 Gardens to Inspire Your Outdoor Rooms Craftsman Landscape by Redwood City Photographers Hoi Ning Wong Nearly 30 years the Gamble Garden Spring Tour has unlocked the gates to some of the most exclusive residential landscapes in Palo Alto, California, giving visitors a chance to experience what lies beyond the sidewalk. The tour benefits the […]

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 […]