I wanted a nice view. One to gaze upon as I pondered the vegetable garden expansion. The comfy chair was pulled here and there until I happened on this view. It was not only the colors that pleased my eye. It was the layers. I noticed the interesting contrast of textures, like the wisps of […]
I love the new flagstone patio. Eucevio did a great job creating a place to relax. Now to create the garden around it to make it all the more inviting. Last May i purchased 5 goatsbeard plants to use in the shaded area, only to have them all croak before I could get my plan […]
Long lists. Many hours. Planning, scheduling, bending, lifting. But I once again have my garden ready to enjoy. And it couldn’t come soon enough! The gardener can’t rest until the plants are watered, birds fed, and the vision meets the envisioned. This year The afternoon view in mid-July at 5PM in the afternoon. This picture […]
Is your garden all fence and no flair? Create depth and interest with these tricks.
Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury’s book, Planting A New Perspective did indeed give me a whole new view of designing garden beds. Although their design theories are created on a scale most gardeners would never have the space to repeat, the basics of the process can be used by gardeners employing a more limited palette […]