April 20, 2011 § 1 Comment
Every spring the cherry blossom and dogwood try to duke it out in a mother nature beauty pageant. The DC Cherry Blossom festival seems to take all the glory, while the dogwood get its own local festival which people largely attend so they can get funnel cake without having to drive into the county.
Like a lot of things in my garden sensibilities I have in large part ignored the dogwood. But for some reason I have had a change of heart, just like the begonias and hydrangeas. Maybe it is because I don’t have to be jammed into a metro car and fend off a panic attack to see the dogwoods in en masse or maybe it is that I finally realized they can be pruned to almost have architectural framing or that the flowers are so simple that you can take the whole thing in.
However quite a few artist have beat me to this point.
April 10, 2011 Comments Off on Nourishing Traditions:Leg of Lamb
April 1, 2011 Comments Off on Garden Lust Friday! Strawberry Pots
So Garden Lust Friday is back…kind of. I really can’t make any promises because life + plus more life= laziness in time off. Anyway I actually got a strawberry pot for my birthday this past month, but I think they are still lust worthy because: they look cool, they have beaucoup functionality, and they look cool. Instead of strawberries, I am putting succulents in mine this summer because they too are something I am obsessed with. Although I am tempted to do herbs because you get a lot of bang for your buck space wise.
I grew up with the standard terracotta strawberry pot. The good thing about these is they don’t go out of style. These are s from Arizona Pottery. I also fancy the ones with cups instead of just plan openings.
And if you want to splurge a little , you can get something as cool as this nature plants from Design Night. But it is going to set you back $375
Also so you know what a strawberry CAN be here are some ideas from the interweb.
The always talented Gayla Trail, has the example below and loads more of ideas and how to’s, so I suggest you visit her post and site (chocked full of wonderful photos) here.