Blog Shop Contact top

Archive | GARDENS

Gardening: What Is A Tulip?

tu·lip noun \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\ : a large, bright flower that is shaped like a cup and that grows in the spring :  any of a genus (Tulipa) of Eurasian bulbous herbs of the lily family that have linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and are widely grown for their showy flowers; also :  the flower or […]

Continue Reading 1

Gardening: What is a Topiary?

topiary     noun    (Concise Encyclopedia) Art of training living trees and shrubs into artificial, decorative shapes. Topiary is known to have been practiced in the 1st century AD. The earliest topiary was probably the simple development of edgings, cones, columns, and spires to accent a garden scene. This architectural use gave way to elaborate shapes such […]

Continue Reading 0

A Bountiful Fall Entranceway

Fall Entranceway design is one if my favorite services and topics. {interested in learning more about my design services? Set up a FREE telephone consultation by visiting the contact me page here} This time of year is all about the bounty and harvest of the season, so head to your local farmers market and create […]

Continue Reading 0
how to decorate the doorway for thanksgiving ehow #FallDecor #AnAppealingPlan final

Decorating the Front Door for Thanksgiving Harvest

In this video for eHow I discuss how to decorate the Front Door for Thanksgiving or Harvest Dinner. This is something you can easily do even  if you live in an apartment. Decorating your front door for Thanksgiving  and harvest is an easy seasonal decorating project you can do to bring the Fall & Harvest season […]

Continue Reading 0

Seasonal Cut Greens Bring Color to Your Entranceway Containers

Winter temperatures and cloudy skies can leave garden containers looking less than attractive. Placing cut greens like such as Pine boughs and Magnolia trimmings along with Red Dogwood branches, and Pinecones will add life and texture until they can be replanted. Most will be available in your yard but if not, head to a farmers […]

Continue Reading 0
An Appealing Plan_Flowering Bulbs Amarylis & Paperwhites

Gifts For The Gardener: Paperwhites

 Looking for a great way to give the gardener on your list flowers for the holidays and beyond: Grow them yourself — indoors. You can have fun picking out the perfect container to suit the recipients personal style which can then be reused for cut flowers or a terrarium. Growing Paperwhites These small bulbs will […]

Continue Reading 0
Make A Grand Entrance by An Appealing Plan

Make a grand Entrance this Season.

Your entranceway is the first impression of your home or business to a guest or client. Your home may be lovely beyond the front porch or center hall but that first impression is already made. Or perhaps they make inside and forget the pots of dying plants and faded past season decorations for a few […]

Continue Reading 2

When Garden Containers, Design and Parties Go Bad

Whether is it for a garden project, home or event design, we all have good intentions, but then sometimes….things don’t turn out as expected. Believe me, I see it all the time around my neighborhood and on my travels. CASE #1: You carefully put together a beautiful garden containers to place near your home or business entranceway or pool […]

Continue Reading 0

Bluegrass Tavern: Baltimore, MD

During this weekend’s trip to Baltimore, Maryland we were able to fit in a little bit of my favorite pass time {visiting great restaurants of course!}. Bluegrass was recommended as a neighborhood favorite doing fabulous work with seasonal ingredients. Although not necessarily local, seasonal is just as important and usually requires a chef willing to adapt to what […]

Continue Reading 0

High Style Planters As Clothing??

“Searching for clothing with room to grow? Look no further than Egle Cekanaviciute’s six-piece “Seed” collection, which doubles as a series of wearable planters. Using potato sacks and tailor’s muslin, the LIthuanian designer deftly manipulated familiar silhouettes to accommodate a sprawling assortment of living flora. Beneath the superficial whimsy, however, is a profound sentiment about human […]

Continue Reading 0

EcoFest  2012. Be there and be GREEN!

EcoFest  2012 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School to  celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay  area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and  Economy.     EcoFest  2012 will be held on April 14, 2012 on the school grounds in Lutz,  Florida.  The […]

Continue Reading 0
Sonoma Cottage #AnAppealingPlan

Cottage in Sonoma

No I don’t want to go home. Would you want to leave this courtyard lined with olive trees and Rosemary hedges. A bed of fine gravel as the bases with other areas of flagstone and bright green spring grass poking through. Sure it’s is still chilly in Sonoma but the sunshine and people make it […]

Continue Reading 0