Even covered in snow, a bench is a focal point that provides a resting place for the eye and reminds us of peaceful reflection. [Photo: sarae on Flickr.] The experts are constantly exhorting us to add winter interest to our gardens. “Emphasize structure,” is a popular refrain. “Think about hedges, arbours and other permanent landscape […]
Today marks the launch of Rock n’ Scroll: the Heavy Petal Garden Tour (woot!). See gardens from around the world, and share your garden with the whole wide web. Here’s how. To kick off the tour, I’m sharing my own back patio with you. Enjoy! The basics Gardeners: Andrea Bellamy and Ben Garfinkel (with daughter […]
I recently updated my About page. It wasn’t just that it was time for an update. I’d also been feeling uncomfortable with some of the language I’d used when I first wrote it a million years ago in 2005. Here’s an excerpt from the old About: Heavy Petal’s mission is to demonstrate that gardening isn’t […]
Jon and Elizabeth of Food Map Design wrote to tell me about their newly-released Food Map container, a modern garden planter created using green design principles. As Food Map is “committed to reconnecting residential space and food cultivation,” the container was designed for growing edibles, but ornamentals probably wouldn’t complain either. Here’s what Jon and […]
The most brilliant ideas are always the simplest, no? Take the PlantLock, for instance.It’s a bike rack and planter in one. No more unsightly bike racks, plus added space for urban greenery. Imagine if these were used in cities nationwide… Via NotCot.
Mmmmmmm… pretty. It’s Columbian designer Danilo Calvache’s Flora Table. Lo amo. Via MocoLoco.
I apologize for the lack of posts lately; like many gardens at this time of year, I’m feeling rather exhausted. Time for a long nap. Anyhoo, just wanted to share this article I came across in the Globe and Mail this weekend. In it, Canadian gardening guru Marjorie Harris writes that, “Horizontal strips of wood […]
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