Windowbox by Sunface13 on Flickr. I remember the first time I saw window boxes worth coveting. I was 20 years old, backpacking through Europe. Although I wasn’t yet a gardener, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the perpetual, ageless villages with their cheery window boxes spilling over with geraniums. The window boxes were […]
My first week on the Cure, plus some inspiration from Pad Outdoors
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 […]
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.: […]
Out of the ordinary
Clean lines and bold colours are still a rarity – though there were perhaps a dozen container wholesalers present at the CanWest Hort Show, this display of Elho watering cans and containers from Calgary-based Red White and Blue Imports was the one that caught my eye. I love their simple yet impactful designs.