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Noted: Great Design Plant: Prairie Phlox Draws Winged Beauties via Houzz

Great Design Plant: Prairie Phlox Draws Winged Beauties via Houzz Spaces by Minnetonka Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Holm Design & Consulting LLC   The splashes of bright pink, fragrant flowers of prairie phlox are a welcome addition to any landscape border or edge. This is an extremely adaptable native plant that thrives in most […]

Noted: The Simple Secret to Gardening Success via Houzz

The Simple Secret to Gardening Success via Houzz Farmhouse Landscape by Nantucket Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers The Garden Design Company   Avid gardeners and those in the landscape industry talk about soil a lot. Clay, sand, topsoil, mulch, amendments, compost — we throw around these terms regularly because the ground is so essential to […]

Noted: The Best Composters for Kitchen Scraps via The Sweet Home

The Best Composters for Kitchen Scraps via The Sweet Home If we were looking for a low-maintenance composter for your yard, we’d get Earth Machine, a composter that’s big enough for most households and often available at a substantial discount from local Public Works departments. It’s easy to assemble without tools, the top opens large […]

Noted: Shopper’s Diary: Bleuet Coquelicot in Paris by Michelle Slatalla via Gardenista

Shopper’s Diary: Bleuet Coquelicot in Paris by Michelle Slatalla via Gardenista It’s hard to miss Bleuet Coquelicot: Plants and flowers of all colors spill onto the sidewalk from a tiny storefront on a busy street in Paris’s Canal St. Martin neighborhood. Most customers are neighborhood regulars. They stop by to say hello and share a […]

Noted: Pistil-Whipped: This Video Makes Flowers Look Like The Most Magical Organisms On Earth via Fast Company

Pistil-Whipped: This Video Makes Flowers Look Like The Most Magical Organisms On Earth via Fast Company Madrid-based nature photographer David de los Santos Gil spent nine months capturing the delicate dance of flowers in bloom. Read More “Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media […]

Noted: Electronic microscope photo of mint via Emma the Gardener

Electronic microscope photo of mint via Emma the Gardener This isn’t a fantasy alien landscape, its an image of a mint leaf, taken with a scanning electron microscope by Annie Cavanagh. This low-res version is available from Wellcome Images with a Creative Commons license, which allows me to show you how awesome plants are. The […]

Noted: Get a Cool Garden Look With Gray and Blue Plants via Houzz

Get a Cool Garden Look With Gray and Blue Plants via Houzz Landscape by Other Metro Photographers David de la Luz We can do a lot with foliage. We can emphasize movement, create mystery or highlight a garden feature. Through color, foliage can also generate a mood. Blue and gray plants can recede to make […]

Noted: Great Design Plant: Beavertail Prickly Pear Wows With Color via Houzz

Great Design Plant: Beavertail Prickly Pear Wows With Color via Houzz Other by Phoenix Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting Take a walk through the desert in spring or early summer, and you’ll halt at the sight of vivid magenta flowers bursting forth from this medium-size prickly pear. Beavertail prickly pear’s lack […]

Noted: Movable Wheelbarrow Bench from Improvised Life

Movable Wheelbarrow Bench from Improvised Life Rogier Design the Wheelbench with a built in wheelbarrow wheel. “Moving a bench with two people has always been a chore… This is a bench you can easily maneuver into position. The eye-catching wheel is an invitation to find the best spot. An invitation to be active, to create […]

Noted: Lovely Kitchen Garden via Garden Gallery

 Lovely Kitchen Garden via Garden Gallery See more Read more on this topic: Noted: Garden Room via Garden Gallery Noted: Grow a Kitchen Garden in 16 Square Feet via Houzz Photo: Kitchen at Culinary Vegetable Institute Elsewhere: Full Circle Kitchen Composter: Review and Giveaway! Photo: Brunfelsia and Clytostoma cuttings on kitchen windowsill