Planting Time!


Yes, this is the perfect time to plant. The weather is mild, you don’t need to break the bank with the water bill, and plants get a chance to winter over before bursting back to life in the spring. Head to the garden center to find your inspiration!

Outdoor Lighting

Here’s a great article from Houzz on outdoor lighting…

The Land of Morning Calm

Photo of Korean Garden
The Garden of Morning Calm, Republic of S. Korea, July 2016 (M. Robinson)

We’ve had a wonderful summer in Asia, enjoying all the sights and sounds. This beautiful garden was a real highlight of our trip. It has multiple, themed garden areas, all wonderful, but this one was my favorite.

Tropical DC

photo of orchids

Need a dose of the tropics? Head over to theĀ US Botanical Garden! I just went for the first time in several years to catch the end of the Christmas displays. It’s a great place to warm up and dream of spring.

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Photo of Japanese AnemoneTrick question! You can’t have too many Japanese Anemones! These look like Anemone hupehensis var. japonica ‘Bressingham Glow’. Photo taken 16 October 2015 in Arlington, VA.

GREEN BLESSING

Photo of Ivy on HouseI felt like I was receivingĀ a blessing when I passed this Georgetown home! What a gorgeous way to add greenery when your front garden is only 10′ deep.

Topiary Madness

Elephant Topiary PhotoWho left the gate open?! Fun at Green Animals, Portsmouth, RI.

A Green Roof is for the Birds

 

I’ve been looking for a custom birdhouse for a project. I haven’t seen anything nicer than this one!

Vertical Elements

Photo of Cedar Pergola
Cedar Pergola

Constructed elements and accessories are a great way to add height in the garden. Don’t forget to think in 3-D!

Pergola Time!

Photo of pergola construction

Mid-summer is a great time for construction! This pergola is going to tie together the back seating area and really complement the house. Feeling adventurous? Try it yourself!