The rise in popularity of low- or “no-maintenance” (ha!) landscapes is part of a simultaneous trend: the one where you’re supposed to do everything perfectly, yet have it all look effortless.
It’s been 15 years since I wrote my first post on Heavy Petal. Ten since my first book was published. Five since my last post.
Hey – check it out! My many gardens (seven and counting!) are featured on Apartment Therapy Re-Nest. Head on over to read the interview and see photos of my garden spaces.
You may have noticed that Heavy Petal has a new look. It’s been several years since the original site was designed (and before that, it was a very basic blogspot template) and I was ready for a change. Hell, I never go more than six months with the same hair style… five years with the […]
After several weeks of being hunched over my computer, it’s time for sand between toes, popsicle-sticky fingers, and yes, running through the sprinkler. Heavy Petal is taking a mini summer vacation this year, but I’ll be reposting some of my favourite posts from the past. Regular posting will resume August 9. Happy Summer, everyone!
Hello friends! Just wanted to point you toward my new Heavy Petal Facebook page. Please “like” Heavy Petal and I’ll alert you to new blog posts, offer contests and giveaways, share interesting links and new garden-related finds, and keep you updated on my forthcoming book. That’s it! End of pitch.
Hello. Sorry I’ve been neglecting you. I know. It’s been a month. A month! What can I say? On top of the usual spring gardening frenzy, I’ve also gone back to work after a year’s maternity leave (yes, one full year. I’m Canadian, thank goodness.). And that’s only for starters. There’s been a lot going […]
Let’s start the week off with a giveaway, shall we? I have one copy of Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love, by Julie Moir Messervy to give to a lucky reader. In Home Outside, award-winning landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy demystifies the art and practice of landscape design. By introducing an easy, tangible yet […]