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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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