Category Archives: garden ornament

Potted’s wind chime revival

Relax, I’m not going to talk about the astonishing heat wave we’re having but something light and buoyant. First, remember Ned Racine’s initial, fateful meeting with two-steps-ahead Matty in the movie Body Heat? NED You can stand here with me … Continue reading

Posted in garden ornament, Occasional Daily Weather Report | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

a succulent table (filed under fun but useless things)

If I wake up to a day that has a few extra hours rattling around like loose change in the pockets of Marty’s jeans that I always borrow, clinking against paper clips and last night’s Peroni bottle cap, it’s pretty … Continue reading

Posted in garden ornament, succulents | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

back at the ranch

All day long this past work- and appointment-filled Wednesday I clung to the idea of fitting in a short visit to Rancho Los Alamitos. I’d heard there were some changes with the barns, and there was a new foal, all … Continue reading

Posted in agaves, woody lilies, design, garden ornament, garden travel, garden visit, pots and containers, succulents | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

a gift from Rancho Reubidoux

My flea market buddy, Reuben, stopped by recently to pick up some odds and ends left over from the flea, but very, very kindly left behind a few of them, including this wrought iron orb that I was particularly smitten … Continue reading

Posted in garden ornament | Tagged | 5 Comments

garden rooms year-round

With one main living area to work with, to accommodate the holidays here, it’s an inescapable fact that furniture must be shoved around and rearranged. Things are just now slipping back into their former places. Around late November, the everyday, … Continue reading

Posted in design, garden ornament | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

flea market 101

Getting to our first ever flea market as buyers sellers last Sunday was a journey of just five miles. Still, it was epic in scope and had all the hallmarks of a serious expedition: Not sleeping the night before, endless … Continue reading

Posted in commerce, design, garden ornament, MB Maher, pots and containers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

a very merry flea

Where & When: Find us Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Long Beach Antique Market. It opens early (6:30 a.m.!), so it won’t take too big of a bite out of your day. Who: Me, garden designer Dustin Gimbel (non-secateur), … Continue reading

Posted in design, garden ornament | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

AGO/non-secateur flea market pop-up shop 12/15/13

I’ve been checking out local flea markets to get a sense of how this whole thing works from a seller’s perspective, which is totally foreign to me. I still have stuff from flea markets I bought when I was in … Continue reading

Posted in garden ornament, pots and containers | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

a diamond in the rough

I need to get my hands into some crete this weekend. From A Merry Mishap, instructions and template included at the link.

Posted in Department of Instruction, design, garden ornament | Tagged | 4 Comments

Cevan Forristt

My timid approach to incorporating a bit of the exotic in the garden got me thinking about gardens that boldly embrace the exotic, gardens that become a country wholly unlike the one in which they nominally reside. There’s always a … Continue reading

Posted in artists, design, garden ornament, garden visit, MB Maher, pots and containers | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments