Category Archives: Gardening

A Pothole Filled With Beauty

Will you look out at the road this spring and say, “What a pretty pothole”? If you live in London, England, you just might. Londoners can stop and see the potholes, thanks to Steve Wheen and his miniature pothole gardening project. He fills up the dreaded cracks, gaps and holes in the road with tiny tennis courts, little laundry lines, delicate clumps of daisies and miniature golf greens. Check out a gallery of his work at MyModernMet.com: http://bit.ly/y5QXxI. And maybe … Continue reading

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Winter Garden Tips

How does your winter garden grow? You can have a vibrant garden, even in the snowiest weather. The folks at Seasonal Wisdom offer up eight great tips for cultivating a beautiful winter garden. From berries to early bloomers to trellises and picket fences, here are their ideas: http://bit.ly/xAwZb0

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Go Grade School: Collage Your Garden!

Feeling a little cooped up this winter? Missing your garden or back yard? Maybe thinking of how to spruce it up come spring? Collage it! That’s right–dig out your old magazines, get a poster board and a glue stick, and get to work designing your dream outdoor space. Here are some tips from Annie’s Gardening Corner on how to go about it: http://bit.ly/wgo2LC

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Landscape Resolutions

Start off 2012 right by making a landscaping/gardening resolution. Here’s a link to the 10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Gardener and Landscape Designer, by Rob Littlepage, director of the California School of Garden Design: http://bit.ly/z5CsKP Rob says even if you can’t commit to all 10, give one or two a try. And spread the word to other gardeners, designers and landscape architects.

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Wolfgang Oehme Dies

Wolfgang Oehme, founder of the New American Garden movement, has died. He was 81. The Towson, Md., resident, who died on Dec. 15, 2012, was known for designing sustainable, natural landscapes featuring lush grasses and massed perennials. Here is the obituary from the Baltimore Sun: http://bit.ly/rQhNQH.

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