Archives for March 2008
Nature’s idea of a joke
So, today’s the frost free date for Vancouver, and this is what it’s doing outside? Big, fat flakes. Doesn’t look like much in the photo, but come ON!
Berlin community garden destroyed
Garten Rosa Rose, in Berlin, before. Garten Rosa Rose after. As a member of the Vancouver Guerrilla Gardening Group, and of course, through this blog, I am often privileged to be in contact with guerrilla gardeners around the world – a very cool feeling! The similar challenges we all face – and of course, the […]
Spring is here!
Happy solstice, friends! Soon we’ll be planting and digging and watering up a storm. Can’t wait!
Science & Sons Park Planter
Lately, I’ve noticed that more and more designers are having fun with indoor planters. From miniature pink flamingos for your cacti to “treehouses” for your ficus, decorating your houseplants is definitely big. Then there are containers that make more of a statement than any terracotta pot could dream of. (Remember the IV plant pot from […]
Happy St. Paddy’s Day
Hope you’re seeing green in your garden, wherever you are!
Book review: Second Nature by Michael Pollan
I read Second Nature: a gardener’s education by Michael Pollan (who has been getting lots of press lately for The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food) for the February-March 2008 selection of the Garden Blogger’s Bookclub, hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens. I thoroughly enjoyed Pollan’s writing – so much so that I […]
Guest post: Top 10 highlights from the 2008 Northwest Flower and Garden Show
As you know, I was too pregnant to make it to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle last week. Thankfully, my friends Caitlin and Owen (aka “O”), the brilliant minds behind garden design group Aloe Designs, made the trip and took notes. This is Caitlin’s report back from the show. Thanks Cait! (P.S.: […]