The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same…

Exhibit 1,865 (or so): The just-published coffee-table book Mark Twain’s America, by Harry Katz and illustrated with a multitude of images from the Library of Congress. Sounds dusty, dry, and historical, right? Hardly!

Great Garden Ideas from the West’s Best Gardens

  Earlier this year, I was invited to judge the Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ (APLD) 2014 International Landscape Design Awards competition—the Oscars for garden designers. Of the many entries from across the United Sstates, China, and beyond, California-based Colin Miller (Envision Landscape Design Studio), nabbed a Gold for this California garden, and a new title—2014 APLD Designer of the […]

Planter, Planter, on the Wall

I love the idea of vertical gardening. What I find a little daunting, however, is the reality of vertical gardening. I don’t care how amazing the wall is or who designed it: They are expensive, hard to care for, and often look half dead. This is exactly why I love wall planters.

A Semi-Healthy Treat for Halloween: Pumpkin-Carrot Cupcakes