July 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
One of the first things I didThis re purposed mailbox is no more difficult than planting any other planter, you fill with dirt, make sure there is appropriate drainage and away you go! I wanted something that would fall out of the box and had some left over Creeping Jenny that I needed to put to good use. The one downfall is that the mailbox doesn’t collect rain and can get quite hot, so be sure to water appropriately.
May 23, 2013 § 1 Comment
I am supposedly part of the generation of “digital natives”, but even I remember a time where the internet wasn’t so vast. The mere possibilities that come with having accessible information still kind of blow my mind, just think about all the things you could know . So today we peek into the library of congress photo archive for pictures of historical New York City Gardens.I also found this gem of a poster created by the federal government encouraging Americans to be patriotic and plant a Victory Garden, helping reduce the possibility of a food shortage by creating a local food supply. Which, to be honest, is still pretty sound advice even outside of wartime!
March 27, 2012 Comments Off on Cool Places: Seattle Japanese Garden
If Seattle couldn’t get any cooler they have a Japanese Garden, that is maintained by the parks and Rec department no less. The garden was designed and installed in the 60’s and some of the large specimens they have there are quite a site to see. These photos didn’t come out as well as I would have liked, so perhaps I can use that to justify another trip.
May 20, 2011 Comments Off on Garden Lust: Old Dog, New Tricks: Hybrid Coneflowers
Who doesn’t love a coneflower? They are hardy, bloom almost all summer, and they can cure what ails ya. And I love them, the whites and purple are an old stand by in summer , although despite these things I feel like they often get overlooked because they are so prevalent(not to mention native in many areas.) But no more as Patrick Swayze would say “Nobody puts baby in a corner” and the hybrid coneflower can pretty much knock your socks off.
Echinacea “Hot Lava”
Echinacea “Gum Drop”
Echinacea “Tangerine Dreams”
And one last appropriatelt titled:
Echinacea “Secret Lust”
May 16, 2011 Comments Off on Spring Storms and the Little Garden That Could
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.
February 6, 2011 § 1 Comment
So it’s probably no secret to those that know me but I have a bit of a pension for depression. That is part of the reason that I like gardening, because often it’s a good way for me to redirect my attention, and feel productive, rather than wallow. However the downfall of all gardens and especially a roof top garden is that in the winter there is nothing, just empty pots.
Which just depresses me further.But the good and bad thing is that rooftop gardens are really easy to start over every spring, it’s just spring has to get here first. I have decided to focus more on flowers and herbs this year. So since I can’t garden I took a little time to plan yesterday and created a garden wish list.
Hybrid red conelflower
Lavender ( 2 varieties)
Dwarf Nectarine (Southern Belle)