Monthly Archives: September 2022

Improve your garden design – even in the smallest spaces

It has been almost 10 years since Vivien Papich left Bellevue – the family home with a large garden at Langs Beach in Northland, which she had lovingly developed over decades – with her late husband Daniel. Vivien’s destination was Jane Mander Retirement Village in Whangarei, a warm and welcoming environment where she was quick […]

Views on the arts: conference on garden design, Angkor Wat program, conference on wild mushrooms

garland farmISLANDER FILE PHOTO Garden Design Conference BAR HARBOR – The Beatrix Farrand Society program season at Garland Farm ends Wednesday, September 14 at 4 p.m. with “Winterland: Create a Beautiful Garden for Every Season.” The speaker is Cathy Rees. “Winterland” was written for northern gardeners and designers who want to celebrate their outdoor spaces […]

Win a Garden Design by Jamie Durie in a Celebrity Meet & Greet

Jamie Durie has designed outdoor spaces for international celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and even Oprah Winfrey. Now he’s about to make garden design dreams come true for one lucky winner. The famous gardener will be a special guest at Chatham Homes’ 8.2-star Blackwood show home at the Lucas Estate on Sunday September […]

The 13 Best Gardening Tools of 2022

The right tools can make your gardening tasks easier and maybe even speed them up. There are a variety of gardening tools that can help with digging, weeding, planting, etc. “Every gardener needs a high-quality spade, shovel, rake, hand trowel, pruners and loppers,” says Tom Hughes, owner of Hughes Nursery and Landscape, in Iowa. “And […]