Monthly Archives: August 2010

Monday 30 | A Year of Mondays

The days are getting shorter.  I’m going out into the garden later in the morning now.  The long season of decline has started, once accepted  all things become possible again.  In my garden I can say with ease, ‘I’ve made … Read more

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In my Reader…Dirt Simple

This is one of my favorite blogs about landscape design written by a landscape designer. Its author, Deborah Silver, is also the owner of Detroit Garden Works and The Branch Studio.  Her landscape design aesthetic is traditional as is the … Read more

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LABELS: Garden Design, Landscape Design, landscape designer 6 Comments

Plants and Gardens as Merchandise

A couple of weeks ago I went to PANTS10 (Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show) which is a pretty big show regionally. About a week after that, pictures started surfacing of the IGC (Independent Garden Center) show in Chicago which is … Read more

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LABELS: business, Garden Centers, Marketing, plants 4 Comments

Monday 29 | A Year of Mondays

Change.  Within a single day, the mature garden that was here has been cleaned up, rethought and redone.  Within my own gardens this is a fact of life.  Almost as soon as the end of the first season a garden … Read more

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In my Reader…at the newsstand

It’s the end of August.  I have a reading tradition that goes all the way back to ancient personal history in fact.  When I was 10 my father brought me home a copy of Harpers Bazaar from his job.  Before … Read more

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LABELS: Design, fashion, inspiration 7 Comments

Local History

Sometimes when I just have to get away from the design studio.  I’ll take a few hours off and just go somewhere.  No mumbo jumbo, just a little bit of spontaneity in an increasingly less spontaneous life. Anyway last week … Read more

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LABELS: American Architecture, New Jersey 4 Comments

Garden Renovation

For more than half of the past year I’ve been observing and writing about my small side yard garden.  I didn’t know when I started the project where it would lead.  Inexperienced house painters, a severe drought and weeks of  … Read more

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LABELS: Cercis canadensis 'The Rising Sun', Garden Design, Gardens, plants 9 Comments

Monday 28 | A Year of Mondays

The slowest painters in the world are gone and it’s getting cooler.  There is rain in the forecast so maybe, just maybe I’ll be able to make some order out of chaos–this is what a month or more of total … Read more

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In my Reader…Dig It!

I’m going to start off by saying that hackers suck.  Miss R has been down for a week due to malicious attacks and is now back fortified and healthy.  Thank you for your patience.  Now onward. I’ve written about Dig … Read more

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In my Reader…Recycle UK

Every now and again someone will email me and ask me to post something on my blog. I never have…before today. I’m usually fiercely independent and don’t want to have to return the favor.  This was originally sent to me … Read more

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LABELS: environment, Garden Styles, green, recycling Leave a comment

Miss R was a victim…

…of malicious hackers and so was down for a day.   It has been fixed and the reports sent to Google.  It has also been armed with fancy new malware protections.  I apologize for any inconvenience or worry it may have … Read more

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Sandy Beaches

Every year about this time I get the urge to drive to the beach.  The waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the cool breezes and the sand between my toes calms and rejuvenates me. I ran across these images of the … Read more

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LABELS: earthworks, Garden Styles, inspiration 7 Comments

Monday 27 | A Year of Mondays

I never really know what I’m going to write about on these Mondays.  I always have the garden image first and then backtrack.  I wonder, why did that particular aspect of the garden attract me?  I try to be honest … Read more

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LABELS: Creative Process, Gardens, Year of Mondays 6 Comments