Using Pinterest for easy garden design

Using Pinterest for easy garden design

Today I am writing a short article on how I use Pinterest for easy garden design tools. Yes, Pinterest can become a black hole of time spent looking endlessly at home decor, gardens, plants, pets and everything else I never even knew I wanted.  But, it can also be inspirational, insightful and help you organize your thoughts. I swear, Pinterest really can help with easy garden design and especially plant selection. Plant Selection Okay, I admit that some direction is needed. Do you have an idea in mind? One of my projects last summer was adding a new mixed perennial and shrub bed outside of our kitchen window and near our back deck. One new bed a year has been my self imposed limit! … Read Full Post
Chartreuse Plants

Chartreuse Plants

There is something about chartreuse plants that makes them electric and at the same time a great companion for almost any color. Whether in sun or shade, chartreuse stands out. What is chartreuse? noun: char·treuse \shär-ˈtrüz, -ˈtrüs\ Definition of CHARTREUSE: a variable color averaging a brilliant yellow green Ooh, a brilliant yellow green. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? This color is one that I am attracted to every time I see it. Especially in the shade, chartreuse plants just seem to glow. Look at how a chartreuse plant stands out compared to standard plants in the photo below. After seeing some friends at a nursery the other day and learning about the color palette they are developing for their garden I started to think about the colors that I would choose if I had a color palette.… Read Full Post
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