Leaf Magazine preview issue cover featuring a garden designed by Topher Delaney and photographed by Saxon Holt. Today marks the launch of Leaf Magazine, a brand-spanking-new digital publication created by fellow garden bloggers Susan Cohan (Miss Rumphius’ Rules) and Rochelle Greayer (Studio G). The free (yes, free!) publication is focused on “Design Outside and Outdoor […]
I snapped this photo at my mom’s the other day. It’s a wreath (duh) she made by tucking hardy succulents such as echeveria and sedum into a moss-filled wire frame. I just love the colours and textures. Maybe it’s just because succulents are so hot right now, but I can imagine this wreath fitting in […]
I love green in the garden. Who doesn’t? It’s the colour of new growth. Photosynthesis. Good health. But that’s not the green I’m talking about here. I’m talking lime green. Pucker-yer-lips, jolt-to-the-system lime. I used lime green cushions in my back patio to add a punch of colour to an otherwise subdued palette. The lime […]
No, it’s not the latest ornamental allium – they’re leek flowers. Pretty, eh?
What the? Flowers in the road! Image via PeteDungey.com. Look: pothole gardens! Not sure how I missed this unique guerrilla gardening/art concept when it first popped up on the interwebs several years ago, but it’s awesome. It seems people plant potholes for various reasons. UK artist Pete Dungey planted a series of potholes across England […]
For Lila’s second birthday, we had a garden-themed party. Of course. What two-year-old doesn’t prefer gardening to Dora or dinosaurs? (Actually, Lila is way more familiar with turning the compost (she loves worms. Parenting success!) and picking greens than she is with cartoon figures. She still refers to her preferred (Dora-branded) toothpaste as the one […]
Found growing in the bed of our much-maligned but never-fail ’89 Nissan pick-up: one seedling of unknown creed, enjoying the leaf mulch being created as last fall’s leaves break down. Nature makes neglect a beautiful thing, no? If we didn’t use the truck for hauling manure and moving friends’ boxes, I might consider helping nature […]
My husband and I are attempting to (re)decorate our living room. (I’m not sure whether we’re decorating or redecorating. We’ve lived here for almost four years, and the living “room,” which is part of an open plan kitchen/dining/living space, is completely dysfunctional.) As an attempt to finally wrangle the beast, I’m reading—and following—a book called […]