Designing on Computer

I'm re-learning a landscape-based CAD program--Dynascape. I haven't decided what to do about colour--whether to hand colour or invest in the colour plug-in. In the meantime, I'm enjoying learning...

Pathways

It's almost two months since I wrote a blog post, and I have no more time now than I did these two months. So I'm going to jam out by linking to this lovely article on paths--one of my favourite garden structures--by Three Dogs in a Garden. The article is Down the Garden Path: Part 1 and... Continue Reading →

Roses Roses Roses

Roses Roses Roses Roses, Rhodos and Peonies were my first loves--at least my first plant loves. And they still rank really high on that scale. But whereas rhodos and peonies are pretty self-sufficient once you start them off right, roses will almost always need a little more management. It's still "winter", even tho' most of... Continue Reading →

Create a Welcoming Entryway

5 Ways to Create a Welcoming Entryway People approach your house in one of only two ways: either they drive up or they walk up. And if they drive up, they still walk to the door. How will you make that approach both welcoming and personal?  If you're ready to make some changes, and are not... Continue Reading →

5 Winter Questions

5 Winter Questions It's the coldest day of the season. Everything that had started to grow in the warmth of January is turning to mush. My hummingbird feeder nectar froze in one hour.  Clearly it's time to start thinking about how you'll spend your summer in the garden! Of course all my faithful readers will have read... Continue Reading →

Garden Design–A Primer

So you've got this space, and you'd love to turn it into a sanctuary far from the madding crowd. A few keys to keep in mind when planning or renovating your garden are rest and roam: allow the eye to rest (i.e., not TOO busy, or pauses in the chaos), and provide a route for... Continue Reading →

Happy Design Accident

I posted on my Facebook page yesterday a comment about planting daylilies in drifts of similar or complimentary colours/sizes. Here's a happy accident of exactly that concept. These are my own hybrids, and since they ended up together, it's possible they were from the same parents. But again, just like your kids are all different,... Continue Reading →

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