Monthly Archives: October 2012

My Dirty, Little Garden Secret

Yes, I have a secret.  You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything about my own gardens this year.  That’s because I have a dirty, little secret about them. Here it is.  For the past year I have done … Read more

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LABELS: Gardens, Landscape Design, Planting Design 9 Comments

Garden Design Details: Wire Frame Chairs

I have a renewed interest in wire frame chairs on the patio, so I’ve created a round-up of some favorites. They can be funky, classic or wacky and whimsical.  They can sit by themselves as a conversation piece or they … Read more

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LABELS: Gardens, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 2 Comments

Virtual Wanderlust…Le Pavillion de Galon

Every now and then I get sucked in.  I wander off my intended path and Voila! I find something wonderful, better yet when the possibility exists to stay there.  I love the gardens at Le Pavillon de Galon, a bed … Read more

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LABELS: Dining al fresco, France, Gardens, inspiration, Landscape Design 1 Comment

Graphic Recycled Garden Furniture

I am not a fan of the current trend that extols us to grab a shipping pallet or some cast off boards and use them to make something else.  Most of what results still looks like garbage.  Who cares if the … Read more

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LABELS: California, Gardens, green, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories, San Francisco, sustainability 2 Comments

Carved in Stone

There’s a current and rather annoying trend to share words of wisdom in graphic form on Pinterest and Facebook.  I’ve been known to share said same on the former as the link proves. These are careless, superficial toss-offs pearls of wisdom … Read more

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LABELS: Gardens, inspiration, Stone Leave a comment

Barrel Stave Garden Trellis

Before I start dashing around this morning I wanted to share this with you.  While in California two weeks ago with APLD, I visited Benzinger Family Winery in Sonoma.  They have an incredible biodynamic operation that among many other things includes an … Read more

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LABELS: California, Gardens, inspiration, sculpture, Travel, trellises 1 Comment