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 […]
Hardscaping in the winter garden
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 […]
Garden Tour: Owen and Cait’s designer test garden
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 […]
Garden Tour: Andrea and Ben’s urban patio
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 […]
Submit your garden! Take us on a garden tour.
Everyone loves a garden tour. But we can’t personally visit all the great and deserving gardens around the world. So climb aboard the Heavy Petal tour bus, where you can tour fellow readers’ gardens rain or shine, in spring or the depths of winter. The tour is full of fun people. And you don’t have […]
Berlin-based Michael Hilgers is a busy fellow. An architect by training, he is also a skilled joiner who enjoys designing retail products. He had designed and independently produced the stackable polyethylene dialounge pair chair (above) and was touring it around at product fairs, where he discovered a dearth of outdoor design products – especially for […]
Mmmmmmm… pretty. It’s Columbian designer Danilo Calvache’s Flora Table. Lo amo. Via MocoLoco.