Category Archives: pots and containers

APLD steps up

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2nd Annual Watershed Approach Garden Tour this past April 9th was a solid, smoothly run success and a great addition to Los Angeles garden culture. I hope they do it again next year. Most … Continue reading

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April don’t go

Bathed in soft light and 70ish temps, April, you’re so dreamy. But can you slow down and linger just a bit longer? Open gardens, plant shows. April in Southern California gets the heart of the plant obsessed beating fast. Last … Continue reading

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catching up with Dustin Gimbel

This has really been Dustin’s year, and I think a recap is in order. Dustin Gimbel, Second Nature Garden Design In early 2017 Dustin and Potted launched his Point Pot. Long Beach’s own “communal dining space,” Steelcraft, let us play … Continue reading

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a garden visit with bixbybotanicals

It all started with a very sweet and generous offer of some foliage for vases. Via bixbybotanicals Instagram, I learned that his Leucadendron ‘Wilson’s Wonder’ was in full winter dress, and he was willing to share some of the largesse … Continue reading

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The Point Pot

If you’re an Instagram fan of garden designer/ceramicist Dustin Gimbel and/or Potted, LA’s premiere source for stylish plant containers and garden furniture, you’ll know that they’ve been collaborating for some time on the first mass-produced offering of one of Dustin’s … Continue reading

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chasing agaves

Last Saturday, while millions marched their way into the history books, I was driving south to San Diego to meet agave expert Greg Starr. I had been looking forward to this 2-hour road trip for some time, as a beacon … Continue reading

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a holiday visit with Dustin Gimbel

Now that garden designer Dustin Gimbel has branched off into ceramics, I can buy a few holiday presents and visit his incredibly inspiring garden. Coming in the little side gate, there’s this silvery vision of Acacia pendula, faced down by … Continue reading

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Wednesday vignette 11/2/16

Ever wonder what Huntington Botanical Garden employees display on their file cabinets? Luisa Serrano (Crow & Raven) and I got a tiny glimpse when we visited the Huntington in early October. The rest of these photos come from that visit … Continue reading

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end of month fav’s

Plants and pottery, the twin joys of life. These are the cantaloupe bowls I’ve been coveting off Dustin Gimbel’s Instagram feed for some time. He’s selling them today at the Artistic License show held at Estancia Park, 1900 Adams Ave., … Continue reading

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TBT: Shocking Pink

October seems a little early for the Cactus Geranium to start blooming after its summer dormancy, but it is, which occasions bringing up this old post from January 2011 in its honor. Sometime during the night, the buds of Pelargonium … Continue reading

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