Thursday, February 12, 2009


One of my new favorite magazines is Garden & Gun out of SC. 
One of my new favorite books is Garden Anywhere by Alys Fowler from the UK. Her book provides step-by-step instructions on composting, pruning, harvesting, etc. Getting back to basics is a good place to start and this book shows ways to do that anywhere (especially urban gardening) AND on a budget (+dumpster diving).

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Field Trip:
Today we visited Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA and Terrain at Styers in Glen Mills, PA (The 4th brand from Urban Outfitters, built upon the former 100 year old nursery of J. Franklin Styer)
Both places are traditional, hip- and inspiring. Even in the dormant Winter, you can get many ideas and really observe the structure of the gardens. But not everything was bare, the conservatories at Longwood are a lush oasis for a Winter day (even though today was 65).

New Year- New Beginnings

New Blog! Hey everyone- features my artwork, studios, travels and inspirations, but my other interest-passion-life goal is collecting, creating and cultivating something GREEN. New Jersey is the Garden State- and don't you forget it.

The lines are so very blurred in my interests: farming, food, nature, gardening, art, sustainable design, history, folk art. My ideas often touch on one or more of these subjects at a time, and whenever something comes full circle- it's darn good because that's how nature works. I mean- paint is pretty much made out of dirt.

I have so many ideas, especially for this Spring & Summer. I'm preparing for an overhaul on the garden and I'm going to be teaching at a local farm. This journal will help me organize my ideas so they may *germinate* and motivate me to complete personal projects. I hope you will be inspired to begin or continue your own projects.