Category Archives: Garden Tour

The wonder of garden herbs


Herbs by Wikkipedia
Everything about herbs including their vibrant green color is uplifting.  Just looking at them makes me want to get outside and start planting.  March 20th was the official beginning of Spring and as if someone turned on the sunshine, all the early Spring flowers popped out of their winter holes.  This signals the start of the growing season and one of the first plants to arrive at nurseries far and wide are herbs.  The earliest of all is rosemary.  I picked up a few plants this weekend just to get an early start.  You have to buy the herbs as they come into the market or you risk the chance of missing out.  This has happened to me more then once with fennel, one of the most delicate of garden herbs.

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Garden Review: Kingsbrae, St. Andrews

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I would tell you about the fabulous Kingsbrae Garden that I came across while visiting St.Andrews, N.B. this past summer.
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This 27-acre public garden has 50,000+ plants in many themed gardens with a sprinkling of sculptures.
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Gradening: Planting on a hillside

Plants_in_PotsFall gardening is something new to me.  I happened upon this popular pass-time by chance after my Mom gave me a book that she picked up at a yard sale.  “A Woman’s Hardy Garden” by Helena Rutherfurd Ely first published in 1903 and re-published in 1990, has turned my world around.
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Mums the word for Fall gardening

MUMS!
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Mums at Barton Orchard, Fishkill Farms N.Y.
I must confess, I used to be a mum hater…
Over the years my attitude towards this colorful Fall Perennial has changed.  Mums are the choice flower for Fall gardening in the North East, USA.  While the climate cools and the leaves start to turn, this cool weather plant thrives with rich, colorful blooms. 

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Trash Sculpture Garden

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I stumbled upon this garden a few weeks ago in Gedera. I’m drawn into this stranger’s yard surrounded by sculptures made of trash, hoping no one will come out and shoot me.

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Home tour: Guy Velikson, architect living in Tel Aviv

You can always tell an architects home – stark, clean and they make the absolute most of the space given. Their houses are also typically small because architects rarely earn what they deserve. Guy Velikson has a tiny apartment in a fantastic location in north Tel Aviv that he shares with his wife and son.
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The ultra-clean lines scream architects house – but there were a ton of hidden gems in this wonderful flat.

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Shira Abel is the CEO and founder of Hunter & Bard, an award-winning public relations and design agency that works with scale-ups and enterprises on building their brand, awareness and thought leadership.

As CEO of Hunter & Bard, Shira oversees a team that manages public relations, marketing, design, and brand development for clients across multiple industries. She develops strategies for organically growing companies through sincere digital engagement and the application of behavioral marketing.

Clients include JELD-WEN, Benchling, Sixth Continent, Totango, Folloze, Radix DLT, Axa Tech, Allianz, and many more. Shira is also a sought after corporate speaker and marketing mentor, and has spoken at events such as Confluence and Content Marketing World, and taught at institutions such as Kellogg School of Management and S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai.

Read more about Shira’s company Hunter & Bard at https://www.hunterandbard.com

Home Tour: Ziva Hasson part 2

I mentioned on Monday that I took a lot of photos of Tel Aviv potter Ziva Hasson’s amazing apartment. As such I couldn’t stick them all in one post. Well, this is part 2 – the front and back balconies, guest bathroom, and office / guest room.
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The slate gray tile of the apartment is continued straight out onto the front patio. Notice the size of the tile is quite large. Having the tile continue outside gives a flow to the apartment and turns the front patio into an outside room.

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Shira Abel is the CEO and founder of Hunter & Bard, an award-winning public relations and design agency that works with scale-ups and enterprises on building their brand, awareness and thought leadership.

As CEO of Hunter & Bard, Shira oversees a team that manages public relations, marketing, design, and brand development for clients across multiple industries. She develops strategies for organically growing companies through sincere digital engagement and the application of behavioral marketing.

Clients include JELD-WEN, Benchling, Sixth Continent, Totango, Folloze, Radix DLT, Axa Tech, Allianz, and many more. Shira is also a sought after corporate speaker and marketing mentor, and has spoken at events such as Confluence and Content Marketing World, and taught at institutions such as Kellogg School of Management and S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai.

Read more about Shira’s company Hunter & Bard at https://www.hunterandbard.com

My first regular reader!

L. seems to be my first regular reader who is…

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