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Noted: Welcome Spring by Dan Meyers

Welcome Spring by Dan Meyers Discovered via Tumblr User Gorgeous Flowers Garden & Love See more by Dan Meyers “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: A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Flowers via […]

Noted: Modern Planting Ideas From a Historic English Garden via Houzz

Modern Planting Ideas From a Historic English Garden via Houzz Other   In the shadow of one of England’s oldest cathedrals sits Bishopscourt, the home of the Bishop of Rochester. Behind it is a traditional English garden that is being brought into the 21st century. Bishopscourt’s updated design is a revelation, with grasses, shrubs and […]

Noted: A for Alliums from Crafty Gardener

A for Alliums from Crafty Gardener The drumstick alliums, which are ornamental onions, are in bloom right now. These herbaceous perennials have pretty, almost round, purple blooms which appear in early to midsummer. Alliums are in the onion genus and includes onions, chives, garlic, scallions and leek. The flowers first appear green and seem to […]

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 […]