Tag: Garden Design

The Portland Japanese Garden

We visited the Portland Japanese Garden as part of the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling. I wouldn’t put Japanese gardens at the top of my list of favorite gardening styles. However, I’m very glad I was able to spend some time in this tranquil place. The Portland Japanese Garden is actually five different gardens on 5.5 …

Nice Lilies, Dumb Location

My Asiatic Lilies are blooming. Mostly bright orange, some yellow, and a couple of magenta. These are the descendants of a naturalizing lily mix I bought from White Flower Farm about eight years ago. The hybrid and variety names are long forgotten. I like these lilies. The exciting colors grab my attention. Plus orange is …

Book Review: Designing with Plants, by Piet Oudolf with Noel Kingsbury

This is a book that should be read slowly. The writing is certainly clear and accessible, but the text is dense with thought-provoking insights on garden design. The insights are illustrated with ¬†gorgeous photographs that merit close study. Designing with Plants is more of a meditation on garden design, rather than a how-to book. But …