Showing posts with label Dog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dog. Show all posts

Thursday, December 6, 2012

How To Garden with Dogs

Listen to the dog!


Where do they run, lay, dig?
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Have drawn dozens of gardens with a running path at the fence, shrubs/groundcovers/trees placed where the dog lets me place them.
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Only 1 dog exasperated me, & her owner, I created 'cross' paths where the sweet hellion ran.  That garden is on the cover of 1 of my books.  Proof, the biggest challenges make the best gardens.
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Garden & Be Well,    XO Tara
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Pic from Rough Luxe Lifestyle

Thursday, October 4, 2012

How To Make These Windows More Fabulous

At her bluestone terrace, below.  Inside is the kitchen.

Soon, French doors will open onto the bluestone terrace.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Pic taken yesterday at a jobsite.  Notice the gap in the ferns?  Saw the culprit eating them.  Her dog!  Unrepentant.
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When I told her the windows HAD to be French doors she smiled and said it was validation.  Her thoughts exactly.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gardening With Dogs

Georgia red clay, white dog, below, and a contractor
needing to get a load of mulch spread.  FAST.
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Garden & Be Well,    XO Tara
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How to landscape with dogs?  Pay attention to their habits & assume every plant is toxic.  Where a dog runs, digs, lays rarely changes.  Incorporate it into the design.  Toxic plants?  I worry more about little sticks or rocks being eaten and twisting the intestines.  If azaleas, camellias and hydrangeas, along with native plants, were extremely toxic the South would be known for a lot of dead dogs.  Hence, use plants long known to be used with dogs in the yard.
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A client sent the pic to my contractor !

Monday, January 31, 2011

20 Plants That Could Kill Your Dog

Amy Leigh sent me this title, 20 Plants That Could Kill Your Dog.From, See Fido.
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Enjoy !!
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Pic from a client this summer. We trade garden & pet pics !! Some food too.
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Thank you dearest Amy, I didn't know about this site.