Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tueday’s Find…a rusty jardinere

As you are about to find out…there’s a ‘contained’ theme to this week’s posts… Rusty and wonderful, this moss lined planter is just the thing.   I’d pile it with more moss and ferns and put it in the shade. … Read more

LABELS: Antiques, Gardens 1 Comment

NYDC Outdoor Roundup

On the final day of Blogfest2011 we visited the New York Design Center (NYDC).  It is the oldest of the four major New York design showroom buildings.  Here’s a small round-up (I need to go back) of things I liked … Read more

LABELS: Antiques, architectural salvage, Gardens, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 1 Comment

I Want Sexy Outdoor Pillows…

I spent a frustrating few hours on Tuesday scouring local sources who specialize in outdoor accessories for some throw pillows.  I needed them to spruce up  a client’s furniture for a photo shoot. What I found was abysmal.  There wasn’t … Read more

LABELS: Gardens, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 1 Comment

Garden Designers Roundtable: Rock Stars

Last week I was at an event where more than 100 designers went mad for their industry’s stars.  I mean paparazzi mad.  Photo ops, flashes everywhere, one on one moments and book signings for all who wanted.  I lamented that … Read more

LABELS: dry stone walling, Gardens, Landscape Design, rock work, Stone, stone patterns, stone work 18 Comments

A quick stop at Chelsea…

Here are five previews of the Show Gardens at Chelsea that look interesting this year…more will come later this week when I’ve had a chance to digest all of the ideas that always surface.  Next year I’m going in person … Read more

LABELS: Chelsea Flower Show, Gardens 4 Comments

Blogfest 2011–The Elle Decor Concept House

Earlier this week I attended Blogfest 2011 in New York with 120 design and lifestyle bloggers.  We attended to learn more about design, publishing, resources and each other.  I was the only landscape designer in the group and that’s why I … Read more

LABELS: Garden Design, Gardens, inspiration, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 2 Comments

Foliage Partners

Flowers and bloom time are fleeting, but foliage combos last all season.   Here’s one from my garden that always pleases me when I walk by. From a design point of view it’s not just about color.  It’s about scale, … Read more

LABELS: Gardens, Planting Design 2 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…Brimfield Antiques Show

Last Friday I headed to Massachusetts to meet up with some designer friends at the Brimfield Antiques Show.  I was also shopping for garden furniture for a client and hunting.  I could have easily spent three days there was so much … Read more

LABELS: Antiques, architectural salvage, garden ornaments, Gardens, Ironwork, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories Leave a comment

Blogfest 2011

For the next three days I will be participating in Blogfest 2011 in New York.  It’s a behind the scenes event for design and lifestyle bloggers hosted by Kravet and Lee Joffa. Each day we will be treated to highly … Read more

LABELS: blogging, Design, Gardens, magazines, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 1 Comment

Random or Not? Garden Inspiration

As usual inspiration comes out of the blue when I least expect it.  These two images were next to each other in a collection of random outdoor images I save.  At first glance they are two seemingly unrelated ‘garden’ spaces…or … Read more

LABELS: Creative Process, Gardens, inspiration 5 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…wood strap finial

One of the many things I like about my weekly hunt for something interesting for gardens is that I always find something.  I never expect to find anything.  It’s what keeps me hunting.  Later this week I’m going to Brimfield … Read more

LABELS: American Architecture, Antiques, architectural salvage, Gardens 1 Comment

House and Home – Raffia End Page

The Canadian shelter magazine, House and Home got it almost right.  On the very last page of the May 2011 issue is a feature titled ‘Raffia’.  Picking up on multiple trends from several design disciplines–handmade, natural materials, neutral beiges and tans … Read more

LABELS: Gardens, Planting Design Leave a comment

Tuesday’s Find…garden swag?

This pair of architectural fragments caught my eye this week. These are not what you would typically think to use in a garden. They’re carved wood so they would need a sheltered place to last any length of time, but … Read more

LABELS: Antiques, architectural salvage, Gardens 4 Comments