I've been holed up at home because I don't like to go out in the cold when I don't have to, and I made my first infographic. One of the benefits of spending a little time on Twitter was the link to this site where I could try out a program that … [Read more...] about Making Your First Garden Plan
Creating a Beautiful Landscape
Ideas and inspiration, tips and opinions, guidance on style for your home landscape. I believe that most people with a little education n design concepts and exposure to great landscapes can create their own plans.
Witch Hazel ushers in Spring On the whole, deciduous, flowering shrubs get short shrift in modern gardens. We know about lilacs and weigelas, perhaps, but are often discouraged from planting them given "lack of seasonal interest" as the … [Read more...] about Underestimated Flowering Shrubs
"The chief vice of gardens is to be merely pretty." -Fletcher SteelI came across that quote when reading grounded design, the blog of a landscape architect, on "Why We Plant"...and it got me thinking. It is an idea that can be extended to many an … [Read more...] about Garden Thoughts on a Garden Voice
There are so many shades of pink in the spring, they stand out against all the intense green and are luminously in harmony with the heavenly blue skies. This year the blooms were a bit late and held tight buds for longer than usual.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ … [Read more...] about Spring Pinks 2011
Pink, Red, or Fuchsia?Most gardeners have gotten a catalog or two, or three...or more! Garden catalogs have their own language and after awhile one understands the lingo, but at first it can seem almost misleading. I wrote a page about deciphering … [Read more...] about Odd Thing Or Two About This Late Winter Time of Year
Rainer's Photo of native biomass exampleI recently wrote a profile on English ivy, and it is with interest that I read this passionate gardener/landscaper's post calling us to throw off the yoke of the groundcover and take on a style of native … [Read more...] about
Making an all white garden used to be quite a popular undertaking. Although the idea probably started, in modern gardening times anyway, with Gertrude Jekyll in her book, Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden, it was Vita Sackville-West who created … [Read more...] about A White Garden or Moon Garden
The thrilling expectancy of Spring is in the air and what better way to feed the anticipation than to visit the Central Ohio Home and Garden Show which opens this Saturday, February 28th? I am so excited to go this year.You have time to hop on over … [Read more...] about Home And Garden …coming right up!
The charming landscape which I saw this morning is indubitably made up of some twenty or thirty farms. Miller owns this field, Locke that, and Manning the woodland beyond. But none of them owns the landscape. There is a property in the horizon which … [Read more...] about A Common Point of View
Here are some pictures from the garden lately. A clematis which is supposed to be on a lattice, but I didn't get to painting it yet... it clambers among the mugho pine.Dortmund rose is finally settling in and blooms with deep cherry single … [Read more...] about Garden Photos