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Water Garden Fountains

Your pond water needs to have movement to keep it lively and clean. One of the easiest methods of providing that movement is by adding a fountain. A fountain can be attached to a wall or freestanding. By adding a garden fountains, it helps to refresh...
by Small Garden Ideas on Jul 12, 2015

Pre-formed and Flexible Pond Liners

The two different types of pond liners are the flexible liners and preformed liners. Keeping your budget in mind will also help in deciding on which type of liner you would like to start with. Pond Liners Preformed Pond Liners The term preformed line...
by Small Garden Ideas on Jul 11, 2015

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC

With almost a million visitors a year, Butchart Gardens is the most popular botanical garden in all of North America. Talk to friends and relatives, and you’ll be surprised by how many of them have been there, even if it was a long time ago. Some o...
by Bamboo and More on Jul 11, 2015

Water Garden Filter

Another feature needed in your design is your water garden filter. There are several filters to choose from, but for quality and efficiency, we recommend using a mechanical filter, biological filter, or a skimmer. The filter will help sift the impuri...
by Small Garden Ideas on Jul 9, 2015

In the Magazines July 2015

Garden Design Summer 2015 *A Texas Hill Country native landscape by Studio Outside of Dallas *A wild and windswept garden on Washington state's San Juan Island by LA Rich Haag photo courtesy Garden Design - click to enlarge A classic masterpiece desi...
by Garden Design Online on Jul 9, 2015

Water Garden Design

Now that we have gotten past the first major step in creating a water garden, let’s decide what type of design we would like to accomplish. There are basically two styles we can start from – the formal and the informal. When we talk about the for...
by Small Garden Ideas on Jul 8, 2015

Books: Garden Beach Reads

I've had this book for years, and now it's been re-issued by the New York Review of Books. The author, of course, is Katherine S. White, long-time fiction editor for The New Yorker, and it contains a number of gardening-related columns that she wrote...
by Garden Design Online on Jul 7, 2015

Plants: Great New Blueberry

Sure takes a long time to bring on a new plant ... this new winter-hardy 'Nocturne' blueberry was nearly 20 years in the making. It was developed by scientists at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in one of their satellite locations in Chatswo...
by Garden Design Online on Jul 5, 2015

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2015: The Show Gardens and More

As a newbie gardener, I have looked on longingly at the coverage of Chelsea and Hampton Court the past few years.  This year I swooned over Chelsea thinking next year, next year, but then - be still my beating heart! - we were invited to the RHS...
by Attachment Mummy on Jul 1, 2015

Garden Art, Accessories: Outdoor Rugs & More

click images to enlarge I really like the hand-woven outdoor rugs from Harbour Outdoor of Australia. Very ecological as well. The fibers are made from one hundred percent recycled plastic bottles, and they are hand-woven by artisans in India. Check o...
by Garden Design Online on Jun 30, 2015

Books: Grand Gardens & Grand Design

Landscape architects aren't generally known for their expert plant knowledge, but one of the great exceptions is Edmund Hollander, who's been designing grand gardens with his business partner Maryanne Connelly since 1989 at Edmund Hollander Design. I...
by Garden Design Online on Jun 28, 2015

Best Practices When Growing Onions

It doesn’t matter who you are what you like to eat, the truth is that growing onions can be one of the best decisions you will make if you are planning on having a home garden. Onions are one of the most popular foods around because they can go wit...
by Small Garden Ideas on Jun 27, 2015

Learning The Best Methods Of Growing Carrots

Regardless of who you are and what you enjoy, carrots are some of the best vegetables around. They are not only a very tasty treat that can be eaten as a simple snack, but they are also a very healthy treat as well that can be added to other dishes t...
by Small Garden Ideas on Jun 25, 2015

Happenings July 2015

Selected Events Around the Country: thru November 1: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden Life, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden 718-817-8700 JULY Garden Dialogues: July 18, Lakeville, CT (LA Larry Weaner) July 19, Falls Village, CT (designed by AE Bye) July 18, De...
by Garden Design Online on Jun 25, 2015

Gardening Anywhere By Container Vegetable Gardening

It doesn’t matter who you are, a lot of people love to garden at any time and in any given place. However, because of certain circumstances it can actually be more difficult than we would otherwise want it to be to simply be able to garden. But, if...
by Small Garden Ideas on Jun 24, 2015

Tranquil entry courtyard in Davis, CA (design by Chris Corbett)

Recently Chris Corbett, a Davis-based architect and landscape designer, asked me if I would photograph some of his projects for his portfolio on Houzz. Even though I’m not a professional photographer and have no experience photographing landscape d...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 19, 2015

Modern entry courtyard in Davis, CA (design by Chris Corbett)

Recently Chris Corbett, a Davis-based architect and landscape designer, asked me if I would photograph some of his projects for his portfolio on Houzz. Even though I’m not a professional photographer and have no experience photographing landscape d...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 19, 2015

Floramagoria: tropical sizzle in Portland, OR

It’s been almost a year since the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling in Portland, Oregon. I’ve written about a number of gardens I visited during this fantastic 3-day event, but there are several I’ve held out on until now. In light of the recent recor...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 16, 2015

Film: Versailles, Le Notre, & More

Whoever thought someone would make a movie about the creation of the gardens at Versailles? Opening July 26th is A Little Chaos, a feature film -- actually a romantic drama -- focusing on the major personalities involved in the building of Versailles...
by Garden Design Online on Jun 11, 2015

Hummers everywhere

If you're like me, and you plant certain shrubs and flowers to attract hummingbirds -- what gardener wouldn't? -- you'll definitely want to check out this new Hummerbar. The two foot long version accommodates 22 hummers, and the four-foot long versio...
by Garden Design Online on Jun 9, 2015


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