Good Privacy Trees Make Good Neighbors

December 21, 2017

Privacy bushes from Garden Goods Direct

We’ve all heard the aphorism, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” The phrase comes from Robert Frost’s 1915 poem Mending Wall. In the poem, two neighbors disagree about a stone wall separating their properties, one with pine trees, the other apple Read More...

Sleek Angle On a Community Garden Shed

February 7, 2014

Woodlands Community Garden Shed designed by UBC architecture students in Vancouver

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words “garden shed,” I don’t immediately picture a gorgeous, sleek and impossibly well-designed structure.

So I thought it was pretty great that for the Woodlands Community Garden Club in Vancouver, … Read More...

Sun Shade in a Snap

January 28, 2013

mikasi-night

Mikasi in Swahili means scissors, which is descriptive of the Mikasi Sunscreen Tent’s design. The Sunscreen tent is both a stylish teepee for the nomadic urban wanderer and a shaded temporary backyard retreat for those who choose to stick around.… Read More...

Garden Arbor, Trellis, and Vertical Planting System

June 3, 2012

I’m smitten by Parisian designer Thomas Grenier’s à Partager–a vertical planting system and arbor that integrates both potted plants and vines. Seed, sow, and shade yourself with this great multifunctional design for any size outdoor space or garden.

Its … Read More...

13 Budget-Friendly Cool Green Outdoor Accessories

March 17, 2012

What better day than St. Paddy’s Day to roll out some cool green outdoor furniture and accessories that won’t cost you a lot of green? Here are 13 fun things to usher in spring–12 and one extra for good measure:… Read More...

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