If you keep up with just a few design blogs, there’s probably no need to explain kokedama, or Japanese mossed bonsai strung up like plant puppets, which I posted about here. Those expert creations involve carefully calibrating a plant’s light and soil needs, not to mention expert wrapping, packing, and tying skills. (Design Sponge [...]
This Pacific Palisades garden was the final garden we visited 1/24/13 with Lili Singer via the LA County Arboretum Thursday Garden Talk series. Despite being firmly in the grasp of winter this January morning, or as firm a grasp on winter as Los Angeles can manage, all three of the gardens sparkled on this rainy-day [...]
With apologies to Abbie Hoffman (’60s radical and author of counterculture best-seller Steal this Book)
Via Desire to Inspire
Literally, sheet mulching for the bookish set.
Scanning my book shelves, I just can’t come up with a book to sacrifice. But that’s what second-hand book shops are for, right?
I had some time late yesterday afternoon so decided to dip my toe into holiday retail. In truth, all I did was look at plants. And even bought a few. For myself. This season of giving is off to a roaring start.
But look, Christmas trees in the background. See? I was holiday shopping!
The Austin, Texas Garden Conservancy tour was held yesterday, Saturday, November 3, and up until Friday morning I still hadn’t decided whether I’d go. Fly? Drive? The latter would mean 24 hours in the car from Los Angeles to Austin. And flying plus hotel bills for a weekend seemed ultimately a bit rich for my [...]
You’ve gotta get over to Potted’s blog to see their before-and-after photos documenting Potted’s contribution to the California Home+Design showhouse at The Hollywood Lofts.
Follow Potted’s step-by-step photos to find how they arrived at this:
And this: (Note the debut of Potted’s City Planter in white.)
Annette and Mary mix modern and [...]
Running errands in Orange County yesterday, I popped into the new Rolling Greens again to see if their selection of outdoor plants had arrived. Yes, a good range of succulents was in, including this fabulous variegated beaucarnia or Pony Tail Palm.
There were also some striking succulent containers planted up and added to [...]
I’m so very glad that owner Greg Salmeri and creative director Angela Hicks have opened another location where they can express their unique “global nomad” outlook on indoor/outdoor rooms and gardens, bringing the total to three locations in Southern California: The original Rolling Greens Culver City location, the second location on Beverly Boulevard in West [...]
I’m taking the last few weeks of July off work, which means sitting at a computer is the last thing I want to do. But miss a Bloom Day? Never! Since I’m heading out on more adventures this week, I’m going to rush through a few photos of my garden and then add in a [...]