Garden Tour

A Late Summer Garden Tour

by Seasonal Wisdom on August 28, 2015

Hungarian sweet pepper and sunflowerThe days are growing shorter. The neighborhood kids are back at school. And my little suburban garden is transitioning from summer to fall. Some plants performed wonderfully this growing season. Other plants didn’t do as well.

Here’s a little virtual tour of what’s happening here, as well as some plants that are new to the market this year. Read the full article →


Fenway Farms Scores Home Run for Red Sox

by Seasonal Wisdom on July 23, 2015

Fenway Farms sign in BostonTake me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd.” But forget about buying me “some peanuts and Cracker Jack,” as the 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer recommends.

I would much rather tour the new 5,000 square foot rooftop farm on top of Fenway Park for Red Sox fans.  Come along with me on an armchair tour of this new innovative urban farm above Boston’s favorite baseball field. Read the full article →


Garden Design Tips from P. Allen Smith

June 2, 2015

Recently, Seasonal Wisdom was honored to attend the 5 year reunion of Garden2Blog with P. Allen Smith and a couple dozen well-known garden bloggers from across the nation. This is the third time I’ve had the pleasure to attend this invitation-only event, and I always bring home plenty of new creative ideas for my home. […]

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A Stroll Through Ventura Botanical Gardens

April 18, 2015

In the foothills overlooking Ventura, California are the rapidly growing seeds of a new botanical garden, specializing in Mediterranean plants. On a recent spring day, Seasonal Wisdom took a quick stroll along the public garden’s demonstration trail and enjoyed breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands in the distance. Here’s an armchair tour of […]

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Garden Tour of Middleton Place

March 23, 2015

What do a famous city in South Carolina, a picturesque old home and six national bloggers have in common? Come along on this tour of one of America’s most important historic gardens and I’ll tell you about it.

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Tips for a Water-Wise Garden

December 2, 2014

At the end of a quiet leafy street in Santa Barbara, California, lies a small home garden that doesn’t need much water, but is loaded with charm. You won’t find flowering annuals here, but you will find brightly colored foliage and stems. Take a tour of this attractive water-wise garden, and get tips for your own […]

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Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierras

September 8, 2013
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Spanning 150 miles through California, the Eastern Sierras are home to many wonderful wildflowers – including these blue lupines and magenta fireweeds growing alongside Rock Creek in the Little Lakes Valley. This old glacial cirque is a mountain valley filled with picturesque lakes and flower-filled meadows. The area offers a colorful collection of subalpine and […]

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A Garden Tour with Billy Goodnick

July 30, 2013
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Behind these gates is a private garden in the upscale, coastal city of Santa Barbara, California. Best of all, you can enter this exclusive home garden now with a special Seasonal Wisdom tour, hosted by award-winning writer and landscape architect Billy Goodnick, author of Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space into the Garden of Your Dreams. […]

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Vertical Succulent Garden Saves Space, Looks Great

July 11, 2013
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Drought tolerant succulents are easy to love, especially when they are grown as beautifully as this vertical succulent garden in Ventura, California. Come take a tour of this amazing vertical succulent garden that Seasonal Wisdom spotted recently on a garden tour sponsored by the new Ventura Botanical Gardens. These succulents offer a feast of colors, […]

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Hot Trends from 2013 Chelsea Flower Show

June 11, 2013
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All eyes turned to London recently for the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show, May 21-25. Celebrating its centennial this year, the world-renowned flower show featured exciting new plants – and old-fashioned favorites – to provide an eye-opening look at how gardening styles have changed over the last 100 years. Come take a peek at the hottest […]

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