Tag : Garden Design

potted garden vignette for the spring with junipers harry lauder walking stick tree daffodils

Create a “Winter to Spring” Garden Vignette With Potted Plants!

potted garden vignette for the spring with junipers harry lauder walking stick tree daffodils

Create a transitional,  "winter to spring" garden vignette using potted plants while you wait for the sun to shine. I appeared on "Good Things Utah" recently to present some container garden ideas that are realistic for cold winter areas.  …

5 Comments / 124 View / March 1, 2012

Apartment Therapy The Gardenist Before and After Shirley's Country Garden

Press: Country Garden in ApartmentTherapy.com

Apartment Therapy The Gardenist Before and After Shirley's Country Garden

  I'm happy to see that  ApartmentTherapy.com  is featuring my "Country Garden" project on their site today! Rochelle Greayer, "The Gardenist" wrote an article  titled,   "Before and After: Shirley's Country Garden"  about one of my small, affordable garden designs.  …

0 Comments / 47 View / February 29, 2012

Outdoor Table Setting with tile table, roses, muffins and fresh fruit

Outdoor Dining Area Design Ideas

Outdoor Table Setting with tile table, roses, muffins and fresh fruit

Nothing levels the playing field between the rich and poor as the experience of dining outdoors. Everyone has the same access to the sun, the moon and the stars! If you ask me, outdoor dining is one of  the most…

23 Comments / 209 View / November 23, 2010

Copper container garden vignette

3-Tier Container Garden

Copper container garden vignette

These  gorgeous, three-tier container gardens were spotted in front of the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago where I stayed this week. The  first thing that caught my attention was the copper containers themselves and then I noticed how dynamic the plant arrangement…

9 Comments / 371 View / April 23, 2010

built in semi circular stone bench doubles as a retaining wall in the landscape

Double Duty Built in Seating

built in semi circular stone bench doubles as a retaining wall in the landscape

The beauty of built in seat walls is that they serve a variety of functions.

25 Comments / 694 View / December 30, 2009

Need Some Inspiration for Your Personalized Garden Shed?

Need Some Inspiration for Your Personalized Garden Shed?

Need some inspiration for your personalized garden shed?   I've been challenged  by Debra Prinzing's book, Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways to consider the creative use of sheds within the garden as personal retreats, work spaces and hobby rooms. Although I'm a…

10 Comments / 165 View / November 28, 2008

Monrovia Growers: Would You Like Some Design Inspiration to Go With That Plant?

Monrovia Growers: Would You Like Some Design Inspiration to Go With That Plant?

GardenCenterTV.com  Video Post #1 Independent Garden Center Show, Chicago 2008: Shoppers at independent garden centers will have an added value service provided by Monrovia Growers, in-store boutiques that offer outdoor living and garden design ideas! Monrovia Growers, one of the…

10 Comments / 174 View / September 10, 2008

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