By today’s standards, Frances Osborne Kellogg was an extraordinary woman. By the standards of the late 1800s, she was a force of nature—a successful industrialist, cattle breeder, philanthropist, and conservationist. When her father died in 1907 and the probate judge suggested that his companies be sold so that the family could live off the profits […]
During the France tour I led last month, we visited the lovely Chateau du Rivau. It features a delightful garden and we also got to tour part of the chateau as an added bonus. The garden was created by Patricia Laigneau and we had hoped to meet up with her during our visit but, unfortunately, […]
On Sunday July 21, Detroit Garden Works will host its 12th Garden Cruise to benefit the Greening of Detroit. If you have never taken or heard of our tour, it began in 2009 when I became a member of their board of governors. Not being one to happily participate in meetings and such, I decided […]
One key aspect of Fine Gardening is knowing and understanding the climate in which you are working. Around here, that means knowing your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone. Wait…what? The USDA – or United States Department of Agriculture, for the long-winded – developed the concept of plant hardiness zones back in the 1960s. They divided the United States […]
Are you looking for creative landscape design ideas and tips for your outdoor space? If so, you’ll be excited to browse our list of the top landscape design blogs—all of which offer plenty of inspirational and educational material. As you browse these different resources, we encourage you to bookmark each landscape design blog. That way, […]
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