Category Archives: Gardens

D.I.Y. Real Easy Christmas Displays


#4. For this impromptu arrangement, tuck the ends of pine and berry branches  behind a painting while allowing the plant greens to cascade over the frame.

(Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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Mister Moore

Le Narcisse


French illustrated poster c. 1954

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Christmas Craft #11: Paperwhites

Grab Bag- Pumpkin Stands


Steel plant stands used here for large heirloom pumpkins.

Garden Note #89: Scarecrow


Here’s a quick and easy way to make a scarecrow.


Push broom, old bathrobe, Shenandoah Switch Grass (or other type of grass) and rubber bands.


1. Shove the broom handle end into the dirt. Make sure that it’s sturdy.

2. Slip the sleeves of the bathrobe onto the bristle part of the broom.

3. Tie fabric belt.

4. Cut grass and make three separate bundles. Secure each with a rubber band.

5. Tuck grass into neckline and sleeves.

(Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

The Writing Hut

“…George Bernard Shaw’s daily routine was formal and invariable, particularly after his wife died, in 1943. In spite of all his blasting away of set patterns of humanity, he was conservative by nature. He was up at seven every morning, took two hours to read the mail and eat breakfast, then went to write in the hut he had built for himself out in the garden…”


“…The Writing Hut, at the bottom of the garden, was where Shaw did his creative work. He himself designed the small structure, and it is suspended from a metal armature so that it can revolve to follow the sun…” – Elizabeth Lambert for Architectural Digest, 1982.

(Photo- Derry Moore)

Grab Bag- Leaf Garland


A garland of metal leaves is perfect for the front door or fireplace mantel.



(Photo ‘Walk This Way #20′- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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Walk This Way #19