Monthly Archives: September 2013

The humble concrete porch planter

We’ve all seen them—-those small square receptacles that held countless generations of geraniums on the front porches of  the US.   Yet we forget that at one time, these were a very new thing. Going back to the turn of … Continue reading

Posted in Decorative Items, Garden Ornaments, Instructional | Comments Off on The humble concrete porch planter

Cast Iron versus Wrought Iron

This is one of those blog topics that really deserves a book unto itself. Washington DC—and in fact many Eastern US cities—has a wealth of decorative ironwork that frequently goes unnoticed in our hectic day-to-day world. What’s the big deal—-iron … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Ornaments, General, Ironwork | Comments Off on Cast Iron versus Wrought Iron