Images scanned from Gardening Life, 2008. Photography by Michael Graydon.
There was a chat on Twitter yesterday about what to do with an ever growing collection of decor/design/gardening/lifestyle magazines. Some people (not me) can give away/recycle theirs and others (like me) find it extremely difficult to part with them. I think Peter Walsh is going to come looking for me one day! I figure I have about 1000 magazines (mostly decor) going back to the late 90’s when we moved out west. During the Twitter conversation, a designer said if you refer to your collection of magazines, it isn’t hoarding. Good point! I really only refer to the last one or two years.
So with those words of wisdom, I decided to look at some of the pages I had flagged in what was my favourite gardening magazine, Gardening Life which ceased publication at the end of 2008. I think garden design for the most part is timeless so a garden designed in 2001 will look just as relevant in 2011. This garden design was one of my favourites as I long for a shady place to dine or relax in my own new suburbia, treeless backyard.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and that the weather is warm enough for you to enjoy some time under a wisteria canopy or an old apple tree.