Kickstarter Watch: A Solution to Trimming Around Obstacles?


Welcome to another installment of Kickstarter watch, also called "what I find while surfing the internet during breakfast"! Today's project submitted for your approval is called Wackanomore, a garage invention designed to solve a common problem. If you have street signs, fire hydrants, or other fixed (non-living) objects in your yard you either have to trim around them when you … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Landscape for Under $1,000 – by New Year’s!


New Year's Eve is coming quickly, and if you're planning on having friends over to watch the ball drop you have two choices. You can spiffy up the landscape, or you can turn off all the outside lights until after the champagne starts to flow. Follow these simple tips and you'll be able to turn on the lights with pride. 1. Freshen the mulch Winter is a time of blah and gray, … [Read more...]

Smokeless Firepits by Zentro: How to Party Around the Fire and NOT Smell Like Jerky


Have you noticed the new layout of the website? It's because I'm getting away from project management and installs and really focusing on writing, speaking, and video content. I'm still wrapping my head around the new tagline and mission statement of Revolutionary Gardens, but it's going to have something to do with being the online hub for plant, landscape, and garden … [Read more...]

Smells Like Sauvignon Blanc? Why I Love Boxwood


I'm a wine drinker, and I love a good, crisp Sauvignon Blanc. One of the ways people describe Sauv Blanc is to say it smells like boxwood. Can I let you in on a secret? That's just a foo-foo way of saying it smells like cat pee. You don't believe me? Look at what this New Zealand winery calls their Sauvignon Blanc: You can't make this stuff up. I'm not saying the cat … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Native Plants in the Landscape


This week I got an email from someone interested in hiring me to do a planting plan. One of the things she said that stood out to me was "some of the other designers are trying to convince us to go away from native plants..but we don't want to." Hmmm. I'm already intrigued, but I feel like any conversation about native plants has me looking like this: Let's establish … [Read more...]