Stone Benches – Grounding does it.

In honor of my new book, The Spirit of Stone – 101 Practical and Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden (St. Lynn’s Press, 2017) that was released last week I am sharing this post about stone benches. In the heat of the summer when we should be pruning what we really want to do is […]

‘Sparkler’ Carex – a great plant

What is deer resistant, grows in part to full shade, has varigated leaves, likes wet soil, has no serious pests and will naturalize and spread? Carex phyllocephala ‘Sparkler’ ‘Sparkler’ Carex or sedge thrives in moist, organically rich soils so it is perfect for rain gardens or heavy soil. It is considered to be winter hardy […]

Make a Yoga Garden This Year

Picture yourself being outside in a garden on a warm sunny morning. Nearby, birds are singing and flowers are blooming. This is a perfect space to unroll a yoga mat and embark on some ‘sun salutations’. So why not create a yoga garden? You can do this using some design ideas I offer in the […]

Garden tip – Obey the Request of the Stone

My upcoming book, The Spirit of Stone (published by St Lynn’s Press) will be out in February, 2017 . It looks at many ways you can use natural stone in the garden from artful accents and stone walks to sustainable dry creeks and rock gardens. One of the topics I address is the art of […]

Garden Design Magazine’s New Gorgeous Videos!

Have you noticed that I love the new Garden Design Magazine? At every talk I give, I gush about it. It is a gorgeous magazine devoted to garden design and plants. Every article is fascinating. It comes every few months. Now they have upped their game even more and have developed some fabulous videos that […]

October Glory in the Garden

In my part of the world – New York State – October is when Mother Nature shines. The days are shorter, the sun is low in the sky, but the weather stays warm enough for the flowering plants to hang on. I design and install gardens with October in mind because it is now when […]

Win a free issue of Garden Design Magazine right here!

As you may know, I love Garden Design magazine. It is gorgeous, each issue is 148 pages thick and packed with fascinating gardening info and landscaping ideas and, best of all, it has no ads! It is published quarterly, one issue per season. How can they make it work? Well, it is a subscriber-supported magazine. […]

Garden Design Magazine – My Tips and Interview

Garden Design Magazine interviewed me for tips for blending ancient and modern ways to create gardens that simply make you feel good. They also had the fabulous illustrator from Spain, David Despau, illustrate photos of some of my landscapes. I am honored. It is in the summer issue of Garden Design: It is such a […]

Beautify Your Vegetable Garden with These Ideas…..

The French have long understood that vegetable gardens can be places of beauty. They located their traditional potagers, or kitchen gardens, outside their kitchen windows and included vertical structures, flowers, and artistic plant groupings designed for aesthetic appeal. Flowers look beautiful and attract the all important pollinators to your garden. Read the wonderful article I […]

Add a Lively Red Accent in Your Landscape

Bold. Bright. Pop. This is what RED adds to a garden. RED, an eye catching hue, stands up to the summer sun’s withering glare in the afternoon. When all pastels fade away, red, orange and yellow sing their hearts out….and RED always steals the show. RED has a vivid history – Check it out on […]