Spring Grasses and Bulbs

Nice information from Hoffman Nursery on the pairing of bulbs and spring ornamental grasses. As usual good info from John and his staff. Chicago Botanical Garden http://hoffmannursery.com/blog/article/landscape-journal-creating-spring-garden-interest

Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden

Ryoanji Temple, Japan

Noel Kingsbury the famous English author is doing a multi-part posting on his blog about Japanese Gardens. I’ve decided to link to this because Mr. Kingsbury doesn’t do the usual and fawn all over every little aspect and detail of the Japanese Garden and, and YEAH!!! he acknowledges the real difference between Japanese and Chinese… Continue reading Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden

Sign, Sign, Everywhere’s a Sign

Some rendering possibilities for sign for a business I have done some work for in the past So this is one idea above and then I thought about drawing another idea, this one mostly for myself. Looking at this as I am writing . . . doesn’t that look like a wishing well? Sorta, it’s… Continue reading Sign, Sign, Everywhere’s a Sign

State of my Garden

So it’s the beginning of April and since the question comes up a lot-about what my garden looks like I thought I’d catch everyone up on what’s been happening in the yard. The shed that I said I was going to get to, well I haven’t. Someday I am going to start my next hobby… Continue reading State of my Garden