archive: June, 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:

Clockwise from top left to right:

Rosa Carefree Wonder

Rosa Pink Double Knock Out

Rosa Burgundy Iceberg

Rosa Blushing Knock Out

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’

Acer palmatum Orange Dream

Stewartia pseudocamelia

Magnolia Butterflies

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:

Fargesia robusta

Fargesia sp ‘Rufa’ Green Panda

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….

Japanese weeding knife

Ergonomic Garden Stool

Mr. Fancypants Gnome

Lawn Aerating Shoes

And now for my almost mandatory Brit love….I swoon over the products at Garden Boutique.

Floral Linen Pruning Gauntlets

Zinc Drop Labels

Veggie Labels

Seed Ruler

Paper Potter

Squirrel Topiary Frame

Aged Ceramic Label

Zinc Heart Tags

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.

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etsy shop help

inspiration board

today’s post is going to take you on a little trip!  i’m guest posting for tara over at scoutie girl on how to nourish your creativity, and that’s where i’m going to send you for today’s etsy shop help article! it’s all about the things i do to nourish, embrace and support my creativity, and i encourage you to share the ways that you feed your creative side as well.  head over to scoutie girl to read nourish your creativity and share with us all the things you do that keep your creative side inspired!

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alexandra grecco lingerie and apparel

i would like you to meet a recently found favorite of mine, alexandra grecco. her handmade apparel including some 100% organic lingerie make me feel beautiful just looking at them!  you can certainly tell that she understands and loves the female figure, because every piece seems to hug, drape and flow in all the right places.  the creamy colors and cuts that do the body right made me fall in love with her shop at first glance.

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feminie style inspiration

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feminie style inspiration

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Posted by in vintage finds

hello summer, welcome to your fun and flirty vintage wardrobe!

vintage apparel for your summer wardobe

vintage apparel from volenska vintage

row 1: yellow mini dress, tropical floral wrap, purple mini jumper

row 2: summer bermuda shorts, mini tent dress aqua and blue stripe swimsuit

row 3: daisy printed mini skirt, brown wool hat, green miniskirt

row 4: tweedy puff sleeve mini dress, bright yellow miniskirt, one piece maillot suit

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