garden compositions—the fellowship of plant nerds

h&h&g gardening – by Barbara Wise – garden compositions—the fellowship of plant nerds At our monthly meeting of the Fellowship of Plant Nerds, the hot topic this time of year is “what new plants have you found to plant this fall?” I really don’t have a Fellowship of Plant Nerds—we’re just a group of moms who love to get together once a month to catch up with each other and just happen to share a love of gardening. Since I seem to be the only person at these gatherings who openly confesses to be a plant nerd (the others prefer …

exploring green interiors – composting—your garden will thank you!

exploring green interiors – composting—your garden will thank you!  –  By Beth Haley I remember shopping for my first home 20 years ago. On my priority list was a dishwasher, food disposal, yard for the dog, and different paint colors for each room—all the things you typically do not have as a renter! While I still have the same home (I remodeled it into my dream home), the dishwasher has been upgraded to a quiet Energy Star model, the dog has since passed away, different paint colors were replaced by a soothing creamy color throughout the house, the garbage cans …

garden compositions – the secret life of plants

garden compositions—the secret life of plants By Barbara Wise While I’m away spending some much needed time in my own garden, I’ve asked renowned (and somewhat quirky) horticulturalist “Prissy Pots” to fill in for me in giving advice for the late summer garden.  Keep yourself and those plants hydrated!

garden compositions – gardening is a way of showing you believe in tomorrow

garden compositions – gardening is a way of showing you believe in tomorrow… By Barbara Wise In all my 15+ years of living in the Nashville area, this has been the loveliest spring yet. Tulips lasting for weeks, Japanese magnolias so loaded with blooms that they resembled pinkish-purple behemoths guarding our yards, azalea bushes ablaze with blossoms, and the dogwood trees were laden with white petals that eventually fell thicker than any of this year’s snow.

Landscaper and Waterscaper Profiles

Mike Berkley — Franklin Company Name: Growild, Inc. Describe your enthusiasm for landscaping/ waterscaping: For 23 years I have focused on North American native plants in commercial and residential landscapes. My passion lead me to start an all native plant nursery, landscape design, and building firm 13 years ago. What is your landscaping/waterscaping background: Since childhood I have walked the woods admiring the flora and fauna. This love for land restoration naturally lead me to incorporate sustainable practices in my landscapes. Your favorite part of the project: Green roofs allow the garden to come to unexpected places. Instead of a backyard you have …

garden compositions – purpose driven plants

garden compositions – the purpose driven plants What on earth are your plants here for? “Mommy, I want to grow my own begatubulls!” One of the four year old twins of my co-worker, Yelena Petruk, is trying very hard to talk his momma into dedicating a piece of their beautifully landscaped yard into growing tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans, and a number of other edible goodies.

garden compositions-fun things to do on a winter’s day

garden compositions — fun things to do on a winter’s day By Barbara Wise Mention a list of fun things to do in front of my sons and you might get groans of dismay. Saturday mornings and summer breaks find them greeted most mornings with a yummy breakfast and their own personalized list of fun things to do for the day. This detailed list includes activities such as, “Pick up dirty clothes, dust your room, complete your laundry, mow the grass, etc.”—so now you understand the aforementioned groans.