The Garden Lady chats about Heaven is a Garden

C.L. Fornari, aka The Garden Lady, has a wonderful garden radio show that airs every Saturday on the Cape Cod station WRKO from 12-2 p.m. You can hear it as a podcast online. Her show covers many gardening and landscaping topics and she discusses her favorite plants and answers listeners’ gardening questions. C.L. is also […]

Renew Your Garden Tools!

Winter is the time to get your garden tools in shape… hand tools such as shovels, picks, trowels, loppers, etc. should be cleaned, sharpened and well oiled. Steel wool can clean off any rust or caked-on dirt. And pure white vinegar works to remove rust too: pour into a bucket or small plastic tub. Submerse […]

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 […]

Beyond Prison : Insight Garden Program

In the 1970s, I was a part of a team that taught a one year intensive certificate program on Landscape Development and Maintenance at a community college near New Paltz, NY. I was a young instructor but was very earnest and devoted to teaching. Then one day the president of the college called me in […]

The Rolling Crabapples – smile

This is funny. Glenn Eichler wrote an open letter to the New York Botanical Garden in 2014 in the New Yorker regarding his love of their rock garden. He felt it deserved more attention: “…rocks—dragged by glaciers, striped and striated by, I guess, also glaciers—deserve better. Not sexy? Compared to what, the Donald J. Bruckmann […]

The Sky and Earth – a Union We Overlook at Our Peril

I often write about creating beautiful outdoor environments to lift our spirits and enhance our wellbeing but we cannot be comfortable if the health of our planet is deteriorating. We talk about restoring balance to the earth. This starts with the soil. Once the soil is revitalized the atmosphere and weather will correct itself. Here […]

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. […]

Loren Eiseley’s Prescriptive for Our Times

“Let it be admitted that the world’s problems are many and wearing, and that the whirlpool runs fast. If we are to build a stable cultural structure above that which threatens to engulf us by changing our lives more rapidly than we can adjust our habits, it will only be by flinging over the torrent […]

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 […]