Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekly Garden Fix

From one of my favorite firms, Secret Gardens of Sydney- a lawn with a view.





City Rooftop Apartment Garden, Sydney, Australia.  25 stories up and perfectly symmetrical!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Back to the Books

Here’s an idea for all of  you book lovers …

A new use for old books.  Cut a hole in them and plant a tree! 

Life has come full circle.

From ette studios.  You like?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

This paving sort of reminds me of the yellow brick road …


Looks very slick.  Must be in a dry climate.  I think it would be very slick if it got wet.   Can’t say I approve of the way it adjoins the brick path beyond at such an angle.   Also, I have to wonder who is going to want to sit on that bench?  It looks like a dead end to me.  I have to assume there must be a view?

Pretty colors though!  Thoughts?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Irish Shamrock


Photo by Jon Fravel

Oxalis regnellii, otherwise known as the Shamrock, was a sacred plant to the Druids of Ireland as its leaves formed a triad, and three was a mystical number in the Celtic religion.  St. Patrick used the shamrock in the 5th century to illustrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity as he introduced Christianity to Ireland. 

Over time, the shamrock has become the most recognized symbol of Ireland.  Once worn on the lapel, it is what is referenced by the slogan “wearin’ of the green.”

To all my friends in Blogland, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

‘May the roof above us never fall in.

And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.’

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Fence is a Fence

 Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg
Absolutely love this!  What a wonderful backdrop for this mass planting!