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Monthly Archives: March 2012
What’s Up with That?
I haven’t gone missing. This week–on April 1 to be exact– the Spring Issue of Leaf will be released and it’s taking up the time I normally spend here. I’ll be back here next week with regular posts. In the … Read more
Child’s Play…Tuesday’s Find
This probably wouldn’t pass any safety test. It comes from the age when hanging by your knees upside down on monkey bars without an adult in sight was the norm. As a child I used to love to go to the school … Read more
Spring Brights in the Garden
Early spring is coming early here this year. Gardens are bursting with unseasonably warm weather. Here are two stars of the early spring garden (blooming this week) that are much more interesting and super substitutes for the ubiquitous forsythia. Cornus … Read more
DIY inspiration…Tuesday’s Find
Many of the objects I post on Tuesdays are impossible to duplicate, but here is one that’s not. Every spring as I purchase more plants than I have places for, many go on a plantstand that I made out deck … Read more
Elevating Twig Furniture to an Art Form
Connecticut based Laura Spector works with natural materials using traditional rustic/twig furniture techniques and manages to create something totally contemporary and new. Her work has been published in numerous places yet I must have missed it every time. As a huge fan … Read more
Field Trip: Urban Jungle
When I went to Philadlephia last weekend, I made a side trip to Urban Jungle with fellow garden bloggers Robin Horton and Laura Matthews. Located in the Passyunk section of South Philly, the three year old organic garden center has embraced … Read more
A Re-emerging Trend…Tuesday’s Find
Things are in flux. The economy looks a little bit brighter and that is creating some impetus for collecting again. Art Deco looks exciting again. Funny that it was the high style of the Great Depression, but many of my … Read more
Flower Shows vs. Garden Shows
There is an important distinction other than age (183 years) for the Philadelphia International Flower Show and most others…it’s a flower show…not a flower and garden show. Floral designers, event planners, amateur and professional horticulturalists show and compete alongside landscape designers and nurseries. This … Read more