Category Archives: Gardeneing

Where to Find a Bit of Peace in Turbulent Times

I have the unique opportunity to experience the gifts of nature by earning my living while out in gardens every day. Many speak about hardships with their work, so I feel extremely lucky to do something that is rewarding both … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

When I started my garden design business twelve years ago, I debated the wisdom of naming it after myself. Some of my clients recommended it because they thought it would be a great way to capitalize on the referrals I … Continue reading

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Life by Design Inside and Out – Third Edition

This is the third in a series of creative perspectives about life and the design process from interior designer Kim Macumber and myself.  You can read Kim’s blog at: http://www.kimmacumberinteriors.com/blog/2016/5/2/life-by-design-inside-and-out-third-edition A Garden Symphony by Heather McLean  “The music is not … Continue reading

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Life by Design Inside and Out – Second Edition

This is the second in a series of creative perspectives about life and the design process from interior designer Kim Macumber and myself.  You can read Kim’s blog at: http://www.kimmacumberinteriors.com/blog/ Clearing Space In The Garden by Heather McLean Spring is … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

I spent the weekend tidying up my garden to create space for the new growth of spring. Under a brilliant blue sky, my pear trees celebrated each breeze with a confetti of tiny white flower petals. The wind chimes sang … Continue reading

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Life by Design Inside and Out – First Edition

This is the first in a series of creative perspectives about life and the design process from interior designer Kim Macumber and myself.  You can read Kim’s blog at: http://bit.ly/1LCAWor A View With A Room by Heather McLean I recently … Continue reading

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A Rose By Any Other Name

“In my garden, the rose opened, but I was too much in a hurry and passed it by. Love remembered me and said, I will make a rose bloom in your heart. Today, I will remember, my body is the … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home

Where do you call home? There are all types of dwellings we can inhabit but that is not the factor that makes our house a home. You might abide in a house, or apartment, on a boat, in a tent, … Continue reading

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Life by Design, Inside and Out

This week I would like to introduce you to a very special friend of mine, Kim Macumber. We have been friends for over twenty five years and she is an incredibly talented interior designer. We plan to share some of … Continue reading

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Berry Wonderful

It’s a sunny January afternoon here in Austin, a clear and cool fifty four degrees. My garden is still confused from the warmer days of seventy degrees last week. Roses, narcissus, mums and cyclamen are happily blooming even though most … Continue reading

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