“There are two mistakes along the way to mastery: Not starting and not going all the way.”

— Shi Heng Yi


This week I’m making the effort to get back to my normal routine. It’s hard. My Dad died on June 7, 2022. He was a great man with a profound love of nature. I know he’d enjoy these 10 cool things I found this week. I hope you enjoy them too.

10 Fun Things I Found This Week

1.  In a world filled with quirky, fast-cut videos, it’s getting harder to find great garden ideas.  That’s why I think you’ll love Jo Thompson’s website.  Check out the portfolio section for stunning garden design ideas.

2.  Zellige tiles are handmade glazed Moroccan terracotta tiles. The craftsmanship required to make these tiles is incredible. This video showing the steps of how Zellige tiles are made blew me away. Now I understand why they are so expensive.

3.  Roses versus dandelions Be the dandelion!

4.  There’s a lot of nonsense gardening advice out there like placing broken pot material or pebbles at the bottom of a pot to improve drainage.  Here’s a explanation on why that’s not a good idea.

5.  Uppark House and Garden was originally created as a deer park back in the 14th century.  The garden you see today is the creation of ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton.  Click here to see a great YouTube video about the house and garden.

6.  I love this tutorial on how to cut a circle using a circular saw. This technique is perfect for making that DIY patio table you’ve been thinking about.

7.  If you want to add a splash of color to your garden, Fine Gardening magazine has a great list of chartreuse colored plants.

8.  I’m curious how many of these 2022 gardening trends you have in your garden. I think we gardeners have been doing these things for years. I’m not sure I’d call them “trends”. What do you think?

9.  Earth.fm is like Spotify, but instead of songs, you hear the sounds of nature.

10. British Flower week was in June. I realize I’m late, but this is one of my favorite videos showing 5 amazing floral installations.

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