Category Archives: social media

Garden Design Blogs Raising the Bar

I have another trip planned for the end of September to another place I’ve never been–Atlanta.  I want to see some private gardens as well as the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the High Museum of Art and eat at some local … Read more

LABELS: blogging, blogs, Gardens Leave a comment

Garden Designers Roundtable: Hort Idols the Live Show!

Today I want to take a different approach (are you suprised?) to the idea of who my horticulture idols are and share how much I’ve learned from visiting the gardens I’ve seen with the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program.  Some … Read more

LABELS: American Architecture, Garden Designers Roundtable, Gardens 21 Comments

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

In my Reader…Perspectives from an Italian Garden

Just when spring was warming up–it snowed this week on gardens in the  NY/NJ metropolitan area…twice.  I started dreaming about being someplace else…anywhere really.   I let Gervais de Bedee take me to his corner of Italy and on his travels … Read more

LABELS: blogs, garden visits, Gardens, Landscape Design, Travel 4 Comments

In my Reader…Design Seeds

Just about now, in the middle of a very snowy and grey January I need a jolt of color.  For color trends and inspiration, Design Seeds is like no other. Fast, furious and beautifully curated, Jessica Colaluca creates ranges of … Read more

LABELS: blogs, color, inspiration 6 Comments

2010 Top 5 Posts–Yours!

I’ve never done a “top”  list before.  I was interested in what everyone was here was reading so I took a look at the numbers.  As a landscape designer I’m interested in trends–self generated as well as user generated. The … Read more

LABELS: American Architecture, Art, color, Design, fashion, Film, Garden Design, Garden Designers Roundtable, Garden Styles, Gardens, inspiration, Trends Leave a comment

In My Reader…Dailies

There’s a new fun Twitter tool that deserves a look.  It allows you to keep up without actually Tweeting.  The Daily papers are created by virtually trawling a list, a hashtag or a single Twitter stream and putting links all … Read more

LABELS: Garden Styles, social media, technology Leave a comment

In my Reader…Slow Love Life

So many magazines that have disappeared in the past few years.  One of the ones I miss the most is House and Garden.  Dominique Browning was its editor from 2002 until 2007 when it was shuttered.  Her wonderful blog Slow … Read more

LABELS: blogs, Design, Garden Styles, inspiration 1 Comment

Garden Designers Roundtable – Underused Plant(s)

Underused plants is a totally subjective topic based only on one person’s experience.  So bear in mind that I’m the non-plant obsessed designer of the group! I have visited many, many gardens and I’ve only seen this plant in three … Read more

LABELS: Garden Designers Roundtable, Gardens, Heptacodium miconiodes 21 Comments

In my Reader…The Good Garden

There’s a new garden lifestyle blog in town and it’s worth a look.  The Good Garden is Sarah Kinbar’s brand new blog.  In case you don’t know, Sarah was also the Editor in Chief of Garden Design magazine for the … Read more

LABELS: blogs, Gardens 3 Comments

On the Road Again…

Today I’m driving 6.5 hours northwest to Buffa10 to meet up with a group of people–garden bloggers in fact–who are largely unknown to me outside of their blogs or Twitter or Facebook.   I’m wondering why, in the past three … Read more

LABELS: blogging, blogs, Garden Styles 1 Comment

A Twitterama

I had a wonderful day on Sunday in the company of people I’ve been Twittering with for almost two years.  Most of us had met before, but some of us had not.  We met at Margaret Roach’s beautiful garden for … Read more

LABELS: Garden Styles, garden visits, social media 5 Comments

A feast of design at the Roundtable!

There’s a new band of garden and landscape designers who are blogging together on a single subject once each month.   I am really proud to be among this group of talented designers who write so passionately about gardens and their … Read more

LABELS: blogging 1 Comment

Etiquette + Pirates

I have always believed that good manners allow you to go anywhere.   Have you ever been to a party where one person has to dominate the conversation and no matter what the prior subject the new subject of the conversation … Read more

LABELS: Marketing, social media, Uncategorized 10 Comments

Inspiration and Influence: Image Spark

I love tools that allow me to work intuitively.  I don’t mind spending time to master the use of a new tool, but when one comes along that is as elegant  as Image Spark  I have to share.  Image Spark … Read more

LABELS: Creative Process, Garden Design, image editors, inspiration, Landscape Design, landscape designer, social media 6 Comments

Inspiration and Influence: What I Like Now

As a designer, I am constantly exploring  in search of  new ideas and inspiration.  It’s part of my job life.  I spend a chunk of time each day on what I call ‘input’.  Without it, my output gets stale.  In … Read more

LABELS: blogs, Creative Process, inspiration, Landscape Design 7 Comments

Trifecta at the Twitter Track

I spent a wonderful day outside on Saturday because of what happens inside my Twitterverse.  Now don’t stop reading because you think Twitter is a total clock gobbler that leads nowhere.   Here’s proof why it’s not. Andrew Keys  aka @oakleafgreen … Read more

LABELS: social media 6 Comments

MeMe–Isn’t that the truth!?!

Sarah and/or Helen at Toronto Gardens have  graciously nominated me for a MeMe award. More a reveal–those 7 tidbits and 7 links below–than an award, it none the less indicates that someone is interested in what I have to say … Read more

LABELS: blogging, blogs 6 Comments

A rose by any other name…

I’ve started to wonder about my blog name. Few, mostly those with kids, know the wonderful book by Barbara Cooney, Miss Rumphius, and the story behind it. Read it if you can. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney About ten years … Read more

LABELS: blogging, blogs, books, inspiration, Landscape Design, Miss Rumphius 11 Comments

Yak, Yak, Yak–My Big Mouth!

Here’s a podcast I recorded about my experience as a landscape designer who blogs. The others on the podcast are Rochelle Greayer of Studio G and Chris Heiler of Landscape Leadership. Click here. Listen and enjoy. Old School Recording Device … Read more

LABELS: blogging, blogs, business, Designer Showhouses, formal gardens, Landscape Design Leave a comment

A Bouquet of Garden Blogs

There are so many garden blogs that it boggles the mind. In my little town, there are three garden blog writers that I know about + Miss R which isn’t really about gardening. Sometimes it seems as if there’s as … Read more

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Why I Write This.

Yesterday I recorded a podcast about blogging with landscape designers and bloggers Chris Heiler and Rochelle Greayer who writes the wonderful landscape design blog StudioG. Image via stock.xchng That discussion made me think again about why I write this blog. … Read more

LABELS: blogging, Creative Process, landscape designer 2 Comments

A Trip without a Map

As many of you already know, I am very involved with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), as its International Membership chair, and this past weekend I was in Chicago for their 2nd annual Chapter Symposium. At that meeting … Read more

LABELS: APLD, cad, landscape designer, Marketing, social media 1 Comment

Web 2.0 Update-6 Months In

I thought it was time for a quick update on the progress of my Web 2.0 adventures–it’s the 6 month mark of my expedition. I’ve been a member of one social/professional network for longer than 6 months and some others … Read more

LABELS: Web 2.0 communication 1 Comment

My Friend Flickr

I’ve been updating and redesigning the 2009 edition of my design portfolio. I needed to edit some images beyond the abilities of my very basic photo editor and I have absolutely no patience when it comes to photo programs. I … Read more

LABELS: Flickr, Photography, Picknik, social media Leave a comment