June 3, 2010
Hello! I hope you are doing well and enjoying your gardening season. This past weekend was a fun one here at Ladybug HQ – we built up some raised garden beds and painted them pink! It was certainly a conversation starter, and I can’t wait to show you the results in a few weeks.
This week I wanted to share some great gift ideas for the organic gardener in your life. We are right in the midst of wedding season and I am busy preparing gift certificates and gift ideas for clients who want to gift organic gardening. The majority of people who gift Ladybug sessions to a loved one also buy them a tree, shrub or a selection of goodies to go with it…here are some of my favorites:
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I use this clumping bamboo quite a bit in my garden designs….Fargesia sp. ‘Scabrida‘ is wonderfully hardy in the zones I garden in, makes a stunning container plant in colder zones and the colors lend themselves to a broad palette and many different uses. I’ve actually used this in a cottage garden setting to magnificent effect.
Other great non-invasive bamboos include:
I wish that clean air gardening had better pictures for me to share with you. I find their prices reasonable, the stool and garden knife are indispensable and, well, they have a Mr. Fancypants gnome….
And now for my almost mandatory Brit love….I swoon over the products at Garden Boutique.
Those heart plant labels are similar to ones Ladybug uses…..I’ll share a tutorial next week!
Until then, my dears, I hope you have a lovely week and enjoy yourself in the garden.