Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
This is an excellent book on landscape design by two of Atlanta's landscape architects, Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan. In this book they share their "four part master plan," a unique method to creating an unforgettable landscape. I hear the authors may be working on book number two as well.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
There are so many perks to growing your own veggies, herbs, fruit... anything! It is healthy, fun to watch grow, and anyone can do it. Whether you are in an apartment or have acres of land, you can have potted plants or extensive gardens. My suggestion is to start small, know how much sun your plants will get, and get going! The picture above is of my potted jalapeno plant with some basil. The other pictures, I came across on the web and just love.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Are you a hydrangea lover, but hate to see the gorgeous blooms end mid-summer? Try planting the Limelight Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'limelight.') These bright green blooms turn white to pink with age, and best of all, they will hold their color through autumn.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
The point of this blog is inspiration, so I thought it only fitting to begin my blog with someone whom I find inspiring. Bunny Guinness, a multi award winning landscape and garden designer in the UK, specializes in gardens for the entire family to enjoy. She has written several inspiring books including Creating a Family Garden. Although it is now somewhat hard to find, I highly recommend adding it to your design library. The adorable photo above is from a children's garden that she designed.