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.
In late July, I was lucky enough to meet up with 70 wonderful and somewhat crazed garden bloggers at the fourth annual Garden Blogger’s Fling, held this year in Seattle. Hosted by Lorene Edwards Forkner of Planted at Home, Marty Wingate of In the Garden with Marty Wingate, Outdoor Living Expert Debra Prinzing, and Mary […]
Yesterday my boyfriend Ben and I went to Nitobe Memorial Garden at UBC to check out a matcha festival. Considered to be one of the top traditional Japanese gardens in North America, Nitobe Memorial Garden honours the Japanese scholar, educator and diplomat Dr. Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933). Nitobe is meticulously designed and maintained, down to each […]
The basics Name of gardener: Syd Carpenter Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Hardiness zone: 6 Size: Small city garden; 100 ft. long by 25 ft. wide; three garden rooms Orientation: South facing front garden Years gardened: 15 years Heavy Petal says: Quite simply, wow. Syd has done an amazing job of creating a garden using a […]
Gordon Harris’ Campbell River garden. The Basics Name of gardener: Gordon Harris Location: Campbell River, BC Size: A narrow, trailer park lot Orientation: South, but with a great deal of shade, and no sun in winter Years gardened: Seven Style: Natural/cottage mixture The Details Inspiration: A forested, box canyon Favourite element: Peaceful ambiance Favourite plants: […]
The Basics Names of gardeners: Owen and Cait Black (aka Aloe Designs Test Garden) URL: www.aloedesigns.com Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Size: Roughly 15’W x 30’L Orientation: South Zone: 8b Years gardened: Renovated from June 2006 ongoing. Heavy Petal says: Ever wonder what garden designers do in their own gardens? Do they maintain an exquisitely dramatic […]
The Basics Names of gardeners: Willi and Jon Galloway URL: www.digginfood.com Location: Seattle, Washington (USA) Size: Not big enough! About 200 square feet. Orientation: South Zone: 8b Years gardened: Installed in April 2008. The Details Style: Geometric raised beds. Inspiration: The garden my mom kept when I was growing up. She grew an astonishing amount […]
The Basics Gardener: Marcelle Stone Location: Spokane, WA, United States Size: Edges of an 8 foot-by-12-foot balcony (tried to keep the weight over support posts) Orientation: West-ish Zone: 5b Years gardened: Three Style: Let’s see what we can grow in a pot. The Details Inspiration: British window boxes Favourite element: End-of-summer overgrowth Favourite plants: Herbs: […]