Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tuesday’s Find…a swing

I’ve written about amusement parks here before.  Before computerized light displays and back lit plastic artwork, there was simple beauty and magic in these mostly summer places.  I am still drawn to travelling carnivals because of their simplicity and straightforward delivery of … Read more

LABELS: Antiques, garden ornaments, Gardens, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 2 Comments

Fashion in the Garden…Plaid!

The fashionista in me goes into full swing in late August.  The big fall magazines are released and I’m all in.  My work as a co-founder of Leaf magazine has made this annual ritual of mine have broader meaning, but … Read more

LABELS: fashion, Gardens, inspiration 8 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…lawn chairs

Today my garden designer/blogger peers over at Garden Designers Roundtable along with the Lawn Reform Coalition will be discussing lawn alternatives.  Lawns are a hot button topic with many on both sides of the garden fence, so I thought I’d … Read more

LABELS: Art, environment, Gardens, student work, sustainability 2 Comments

Under a Rock…a semi shameless plug

I’ve been under a rock.  A leafy rock.  As you know I’m part of a small dedicated team –including Rochelle Greayer and Lynn Fellici-Gallant and a talented group of outside contributors and designers, who will be publishing an on-line design … Read more

LABELS: Gardens, magazines 2 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…a Majolica Pot

I am usually ambivalent about Majolica pottery.  Often its explosion of surface decoration and eccentric forms are just too over the top. With that said, this uber pretty planter drew me in.  Because it is a specific type of collectible … Read more

LABELS: Antiques, Gardens, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 2 Comments

When a garden changes hands…

Last May I spent a morning with Rich Pomerantz photographing three of my gardens.  Normally I shoot all of my own photos, but I have never been able to get decent images of these three, so I brought in Rich … Read more

LABELS: formal gardens, Gardens 6 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…a bench I never thought I’d like

I usually don’t go for the cast iron benches so common in many gardens.  I find them fussy and uncomfortable–both in looks and reality.  Then I saw this and loved it.  It’s kind of like grandma gone wild–you know the … Read more

LABELS: Antiques, color, Gardens, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories Leave a comment

Leaf Magazine…Design Outside

I have a HUGE announcement!  Rochelle Greayer of StudioG, Lynn Felici-Gallant of Indigo Gardens and I have been hard at work getting ready to launch a new digital magazine this fall! LEAF will cover everything related to design outside and how we … Read more

LABELS: Entertaining, Gardens, inspiration, magazines, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories, Trends 4 Comments

Thoughts about Seattle…gardens etc.

I was in Seattle for a week.  I’d never been there before and really had no idea what to expect.  Four days of my visit was spent with other garden bloggers at the fourth annual Garden Bloggers Fling. We visited … Read more

LABELS: garden visits, Gardens 8 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…a cast iron cow

Sometimes I wonder why I take a picture when I’m visiting a garden.  That doesn’t mean I shoot an image that I don’t like, it’s that I’m not always quite sure why I like it at that moment.  This was … Read more

LABELS: Antiques, garden ornaments, Gardens 5 Comments