One of our designers forwarded me this link for The Well Appointed House. They have some beautiful planter boxes to pick from and you can order them online. Take a look at their Patio and Garden section.
One of my favourite garden series on television is produced by the BBC called “Around The World in 80 Gardens”, hosted by Monty Don. The narrative is intelligent and informative. The cinematography is beautiful.
Mid-summer my Virginia Creeper and Wisteria began to be devoured by something which I’d never seen before. I soon noticed these paired beetles clustered over the leaves. They are a metallic green and copper chafer that is a pest of fruit and foliage as an adult and of grass roots as a larva. It is native to Japan but has spread elsewhere.
Many years ago when I was becoming more serious about gardening, a client gave me some white leather gardening gloves and a book by Marjorie Harris to help me with my new found hobby. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting the author, gardening expert extraordinaire Marjorie Harris, at a garden party hosted by friends in Toronto a couple of weeks ago. What a perfect evening it was. The people, the wine, the weather and the property was all quite remarkable. A great kick off to summer.