Archive for the ‘patio’ Category

Obsessed With Fascinating Plants

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 Posted in Late spring flowers, Vines, books, bulbs, cat cove, drought, fertilizing, musical terra cotta pots, orchids, patio, patio plants, roses | 29 Comments »

Plants fascinate me! With no internet connection whatsoever, they know exactly what to do when the time is right. My Byzantine gladiolus corms  always greet winter with tidy upright leaves.  They time their vivid flowers for April to make sure ...

Fragrance, flavor + fun with gourds

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 Posted in Late spring flowers, bees, cat cove, chickens, garden design, native plants, patio, roses | 14 Comments »

Since my roses are trouble-free, I’m on aromatic overload without worrying that soon I’ll be under work overload. If I dally about dead heading my Marie Pavie rose framing the patio, doesn’t matter much. Blackspot never blackens my on-going view, either. On ...

Make your own kind of music with terra cotta pots

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 Posted in musical terra cotta pots, patio | 8 Comments »

Last week, some of you asked about the terra cotta pots hanging on my patio. I love your ideas of turning them into lights,  and I may do so yet.  Actually, right now they are musical pots!  With their different sizes, ...

Soothe that garden brain chatter

Thursday, August 19th, 2010 Posted in butterflies, cats, fountain, patio, water features | 15 Comments »

Here's some valuable advice a gardener once shared with me: create a soothing spot to frame your patio. His philosophy: In order to relax and make that necessary segue from the day's work to evening's reflection, be uncluttered. Tone it down, ...