Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring at Franklin Park Conservatory


I'll just let the pictures tell the story of Franklin Park Conservatory this spring.





Chihuly ceiling


















Crescent Garden planters flanking the spiral staircase.


























Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Win a Crescent Garden Planter!

How about starting off spring with a new Crescent Garden planter? Lightweight, durable, and attractive, these planters are your plants' best friend with their double walled insolation, large cavity for plenty of soil, and food-safe, completely recyclable #2 resin material. Head over to their Facebook page for a chance to win one of their planters!

Crescent Garden planter giveaway - click here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Year of Gardens - Day 26

A summer visit at JJ DeSousa's home in Portland 2014. Viva de colores. I think that is French, or Italian, or just some language I mangled where I'm trying to say, "Look at all this great color!!"
Jj De Sousa, a Portland designer, lives life in color.
Charlotte Weychan in a pensive moment


Her home is a reflection of her eclectic and fun shop Digs - Inside and Out.
Doesn't everyone dream of a three carrot gate? 





Check out the old pigeon coops on the wall growing succulents




















Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Year of Gardens - Day 24

Last January the Colonel and I were in Kauai, Hawaii and were able to visit Allerton Botanic Garden.  There was much to see in design and flowering plants that were stunning, but the roots on the Giant Australian Fig Trees (Moreton Bay Figs) kept me mesmerized. Wouldn't it be fun to grow up playing hide and seek among these roots?