Monthly Archives: September 2009

Field Trip: Montrose Gardens

Close to twenty years ago, as a serious home gardener, I discovered mail order plants–from a paper catalog with a paper order form that you had to send in by mail.   Some of the first plants delivered to my front … Read more

LABELS: Garden Design, garden visits, inspiration, Landscape Design 11 Comments

A Gathering of Garden Writers

I’m at my first Garden Writer’s Association symposium in Raleigh, NC.  I decided to attend just to see what it was like and well, it’s different than I expected. Also, the Raleigh location and the planned garden visits were places … Read more

LABELS: garden visits, inspiration, Travel 5 Comments

Trifecta at the Twitter Track

I spent a wonderful day outside on Saturday because of what happens inside my Twitterverse.  Now don’t stop reading because you think Twitter is a total clock gobbler that leads nowhere.   Here’s proof why it’s not. Andrew Keys  aka @oakleafgreen … Read more

LABELS: social media 6 Comments

Bloom Day | 9.15.09

Today was a big day in my garden–busy, busy bees on the sedums and Caryopteris.  I love early fall when the garden fades and don’t have many fall bloomers because of this–it’s my garden after all–not one for clients.  I … Read more

LABELS: Bloom Day, fall, Garden Design 8 Comments


Yes, it’s a new word that accurately describes my computer issues for the last week.  Like a bug on a windshield SPLAT! went my operating system–doesn’t really matter which brand it is.  What matters it what it taught me about … Read more

LABELS: Creative Process, studio 4 Comments

Happy New Year Now!

Many years of  conditioning has made me view today–the day after Labor Day–as the official start of my new year.  For 13+ years, clad in new clothes with a shiny new book bag and unscuffed shoes off I went with … Read more

LABELS: back to school, fall, Uncategorized 5 Comments

MeMe Redux

One of the wonderful things about the big on-line party is that eventually you run into someone you knew way back when.  A while ago, my Facebook inbox delivered a message from one of my rag tag high school crowd … Read more

LABELS: Uncategorized Leave a comment

Field Trip: The High Line

Everyone has been extolling the virtues of New York City’s High Line since the day in opened earlier this summer.  Once again I waited for the hubbub to subside and even picked a grey and drizzly afternoon and evening for … Read more

LABELS: inspiration, Landscape Design, New York, Paris 6 Comments