As we move into the festive season each year, friends and family tend to take priority over thinking about the garden and all things gardening. Every year, we repeat the well-trodden cycle of rushing around to prepare all, in readiness for sharing this special time with our family and friends. Now, with a little forward […]
It is often pointed out to me that I must have one of the most enjoyable jobs that you could hope for. Well, on the surface, it certainly appears so, with my employment taking me to a multitude of great gardens around the world. With that, I get to see gardening “best practices” and design […]
In the famous words of someone we can all learn from (Kermit the frog) “it’s not easy being green” and it seems that, in this fast-paced environment and with the consolidation of retail outlets for garden products, one of the key items of our horticulture lifestyle is in danger. When it comes to endangered species […]
You’re flipping through your favorite home design magazine and notice a balcony garden. The fruit trees, lush vegetable beds, and potted herbs look beautiful and impressive. Before you have time to reconsider, you run out to your local garden center to buy a few beginner plants for your own balcony. After hauling them up three […]
In this how-to video Marianne Binetti of Dig In® Seattle talks about adding a “rustic yet refined look” to your garden.
What’s hot in gardening? Well, here’s my annual report on what I saw at IPM Essen (the World’s largest horticultural trade show) and what the key trends influencing the industry are this year. Horticulture has always considered itself to be “the green industry” but this year, more than ever, the major trend at the show […]