Tag: Garden Bloggers Fling
GrowHaus, the Farm in a City
The time has come to start writing about the 2019 Garden Bloggers Fling in earnest. One thing I have wondered about: why is it Bloggers? Shouldn’t it be Bloggers’, with an apostrophe? It’s a mystery. In any case, these Fling posts may make you feel disoriented as to time because the photos are from June …
Tammy’s Garden Oasis in the Suburbs
On the last day of the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling, we visited the garden of Fling organizer extraordinaire Tammy Schmitt, author of the blog Casa Mariposa.
A Garden in Virginia Horse Country
So here’s a garden that’s settled in among the hills, fields, and estates of Virginia’s horse country.
Two Gardens in Arlington, Virginia
Now for some more gardens from the Garden Bloggers Fling back in June. Lets look at a couple of smaller gardens in the Washington, DC suburb of Arlington Virginia.
Peg Bier’s Shade Garden, With a Special Emphasis on Chickens
Not live chickens, metal chickens. But I’m getting ahead of myself. We’re going back to another garden we visited during the Garden Bloggers Fling in the DC area.
A Garden With a Sense of Humor
And now for another of the gardens of the DC Fling, this one belonging to Ellen Ash and located in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. The aspect of this garden that has stayed with me most is its sense of humor.
Garden Splendor in Sun and Shade
So another suburban DC garden we visited on the second day of the Fling was that of garden designer Debbie Friedman. I found this garden interesting in part because, like mine, hers is sunny in front and with a good deal of shade in the back.
Garden Bliss on a Sloping Backyard
When I think of a typical sloping suburban backyard, I see a patchy incline of unhappy lawn, maybe with the beginnings of an erosion gully. And that’s pretty much what greeted garden designer Barbara Katz the first time she saw what is now her back garden. Happily, she has transformed that barren patch into a …
Silver Spring’s Brookside Gardens
It’s been a busy week – just returned today from a state convention and tomorrow I have to get back on the road. No rest for the wicked. Anyhow, let’s talk about Brookside – a popular public garden covering 50 acres in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. It was another stop on the first …