Category Archive for: ‘Garden Tour’

Ball Spring Trials 2016

Plant Fashion Week at the California Spring Trials

Last week I was invited to attend the Ball Horticulture display gardens at the California Spring Trials. The California Spring Trials can best be described as Fashion Week for plants: growers put on elaborate displays to present what’s new and notable in their upcoming plant lines. Ball launched the upcoming 2017 innovations in their many brands including Burpee and Wave. …

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Sedum Provide Flowers And Pops Of Color Well Into The Fall

Landscaping for Drought: Inspiring Gardens That Save Water

I learned a lot about designing drought tolerant gardens and xeriscapes while I was vacationing in Osoyoos, BC, this past week. The thing that stood out the most was that you can have a colorful garden—full of flowers and wildlife—that requires much less water. Join me on a tour of drought tolerant landscapes and pick up some ideas for your own …

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Dallas Arboretum Pumpkin Village

You Won’t Believe What They Did With 75,000 Pumpkins!

Love all things fall and pumpkin? Then you have to see Autumn at the Arboretum, the fall festival at the Dallas Arboretum that hosts the Pumpkin Village, a small town created with 75,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash.  The staff at the Dallas Arboretum must really love fall to make such an elaborate display, and I’m certain it comes with some …

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Mossart Frames And Sofa

Moss is the New Paint: How to Create Art with Moss

Everybody loves to have plants around. They bring you tremendous energy, clean up the air and help us relax and feel good. But how about moss? And how about moss as art? Recently, in the world of natural décor, reindeer moss has stepped up as an alternative to plants and flowers. Reindeer moss is actually a type of lichen that …

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Garden Therapy Back Yard Play Garden Tour 25

Come Visit a Play Garden!

Welcome to my Play Garden! I believe that gardens should be for everyone, and this space is intended to be inviting and interesting, welcoming adults, children, and furry friends alike. Children love gardens just as much as adults do and a long-lasting appreciation for flora and fauna comes from sharing your garden space with them.  Today, I’m happy to show …

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A Seaside Garden Retreat

Seaside Garden Design

This beautiful seaside-inspired garden, called The Blue Greenhouse, was created by designers Rose Blamey of Windrose Garden Design and Kimberley Loewen of Flourish Garden Design. I shouldn’t have been surprised that this garden was my instant favorite at the BC Home + Garden Show, because I have been long-time fans of their impressive work. The centerpiece of the garden is a turquoise greenhouse …

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