Garden Potting Bench
A DIY potting bench - simply beautiful.
Rooftop Tomato Gardens
The tomato plants are already loaded with green tomatoes. Contributors to these kitchen garden containers include: marigolds, geraniums, rosemary, lemon thyme, oregano, and basil. These pots will receive a good 8-9 hours of sun a day, thriving on this roof top environment where the summer breeze sweeps across the lake every afternoon. In homes where the surrounding landscape isn’t...
It’s not what containers look like when you first assemble them that is important, it’s what they look like six months AFTER you plant them… …and after they have endured a harsh winter. Then the truth is revealed. Several weeks of enjoyment (post-winter) - that is when you find out what went into the container last October. Next week, this will all be replaced...
Make a wish…it will come back to you.
Edible Schoolyard. “Come to the table.” Alice Waters transformed the way we grow and consume what we eat…decades ago. She’s still making an impact all over America. The world is a better place with her in it.
Urban Insect Hotels
London based architects create a five-star hotel for urban insects using the “Voronoi tessellation,” a mathematical-derived pattern, to house beetles, spiders and moths. http://www.coolhunting.com/design/urban-insect-ho.php
Tulip Magnolia: Drink Up!
The Tulip Magnolias are in bloom. Every year we wait with baited breath….will there be a late frost? Will Old Man Winter elbow his way into Spring (again) and knock the Magnolia blossoms from their perch? Not this year! Small, flowering understory trees like the deciduous Magnolia are an April treat, perfect for small gardens. I am amazed at their ability to bloom along the edge of a...
I love this notebook. A place for dribbles and drabs, a how-to-draw manual, a garden record keeper, a work of love and art. By Jill Bliss, produced by Chronicle Books.
This is an amazing project at UC Davis. By purchasing a mosaic tree plaque through the UC Davis Dedication Program, individuals can help fund a permanent exhibit called Nature’s Gallery, which consists of 140 hand-crafted tiles installed on a ceramic mural showcasing the varied floral and fauna of the region. The tiles are made by students and teachers, staff and community members. The...
Still Blooming After Icelandic Atlanta Winter
These flowers are flourishing, having been beaten down by snow and ice throughout the past winter. You remember….the week when Atlanta was closed for a week because our roads were frozen solid and packed with ice? But now, spring proves its victory over winter. Red Tulips…is there anything more perfect? And this proved to be my favorite (and my client’s favorite) color...
I saw this at a local nursery in Suwanee GA. What a great idea for anyone who wants to garden year round who has limited space or is restricted by climate conditions. It has wheels so that it moves around easily, and has three ample shelves. Good price-point too!
The Nest on Main
Wallace Gardens is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with The Nest on Main, a home design center offering showroom selections and furnishings for home & garden in Historic Downtown Suwanee, Georgia. Opening mid-April 2011 by appointment, and to the public on selected days. Chuck Henderson and Lila Adams of Henderson & Adams, a design build firm, are spear-heading...
Chicken coop Coupe
…and the bumper sticker completes the picture.
Mosaic retaining wall, in the fall. New York.
It all started over 300 years ago. →
blindcuration: In the Dordogne region of France, halfway between the Bourdeaux and Rhone wine regions sits the town of Vezac, home to the fantastic Gardens of Marqueyssac. The meticulous design was first created more than 300 years ago and is nestled around a beautiful 17th century chateau. The gardens…