Friday, December 18, 2009

xoxo jeanne-claude

one month ago, legendary landscape artist jeanne-claude passed away at 74 years old. working alongside her husband, christo, the pair are known for famously wrapping the reichstag in berlin and the pont neuf in paris in fabric.

remembering tonight as i find myself fully engaged in their archives. they were a dynamic pair inspiring me endlessly in their determination to bring such colossol vision to life.

photos from the artist's website

Thursday, December 10, 2009

gardens to go

we're totally loving the newest addition to the woolly pockets family, the vagabond! we were even featured together in the la times recently.

you can order your own vagabond from everything gardens, and we'll give you a 25% discount on the plants for it. we'll even plant it up for you so you can have an instant garden to go!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

holiday cheer

it's cold in la! there is snow on the mountains and it finally feels like a season is coming in. of course, i just got back from pennsylvania and there is no real comparison (but it's cold here...really!!)

we've had such a great response to our terrariums that we have decided to have a terrarium building class here at the shop in january. stay posted for details. until then, you can place an order for local pickup or delivery. they make great living breathing gifts! we are also taking preorders for holiday centerpieces and bouquets for pickup and delivery.

as always, if you don't see what you are looking for online, stop by the shop or give us a call! we're happy to work with your specific requests.

Monday, December 7, 2009

we just received this sweet image from this sweet couple and we couldn't help but share the love...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

unique designers at california mart

stop by and see us at unique los angeles this weekend at the california market center. this is our fourth event with unique and we always have a great time! this weekend is going to be bigger than ever with over 300 independent designers.

we have a selection of one of a kind planters and gift items from our atwater village shop as well as an awesome new design from our friends at woolly pockets. it's a really exciting prototype that we're sure you'll go ga ga over!! :)

come out and support local...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

we hope that you and your families had a great thanksgiving! we are preparing for some fun events coming up this weekend including a woolly pocket demo and sale at the shop saturday morning and unique los angeles all weekend. i'll give you more details in the next days.

for now, enjoy the leftovers!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

there were lovely persimmons trees on the property that i walked yesterday for a new project.

the project is a beautiful mid-century residence designed by cliff may (the father of the ranch house) on a quarter acre overlooking the southbay. the hillsides are covered by fruit trees and dripping with possibility. i'm looking forward to doing a major clean-up in the landscape...using plants that highlight the original intent of the structure and it's beautifully designed indoor-outdoor relationship. right now it's overgrown and lacking identity. it's going to be a really fun process, so i'll post project photos as we progress.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

pretty planted pots from our plant buying trip in santa barbara today. steph got scared by that plastic snake more than once.

the weather was perfect and we brought lots of beauties home with us for a few projects that we are working on this week. we stopped at the world famous la super rica taqueria for dinner and ate tamales and horchata. yum.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

we set up this past weekend with our buddies wellen surf for a pop up shop at x-large in los feliz. our succulent planters were in great company. wellen's clothes looked amazing and it was a great time for all.

Thursday, November 5, 2009



Friday, October 30, 2009

lawrence halprin, fasla, known for his prominent works such as: freeway park in seattle, sea ranch california, lovejoy plaza (pictured above) in portland oregon, and ghirardelli square in san francisco; passed away this week at the age of 93.

halprin's work played a major role in my education at landscape architecture school. i studied his modernist theories, his skillful drawings, and his amazing built spaces.

he leaves us a legacy in his built environments that give our buildings a stronger foundation and make our walks more lively and interesting.

in some cities, halprin's work has fallen victim to neglect. the semi-permanent and ever-changing nature of landscapes make them more vulnerable than buildings. deferred maintenance and neglect can scar key components of a landscape's design. unfortunately, a number of significant landscapes have been lost during this century to demolition or have been completely altered.

take time to learn about cultural landscapes and see how you can become a land steward at the cultural landscape foundation.

i also highly recommend to listen here to the 30-minute podcast of halprin and charles birnbaum closing the 2007 asla annual meeting

above photos from

Thursday, October 29, 2009

the moment you've all been waiting for!

everything gardens is online!

our main website is still in the works so we'll share that with you soon... however, we wanted to share our new online shop with you. through the web shop we'll offer our signature floral and living arrangements which we are known for (delivery within the greater los angeles region) as well as the specially selected home and garden products that you'll find in our los angeles shop.

please contact us with any questions at info (at) everythinggardens (dot) com.

Monday, October 26, 2009

long day at the office. working on a lot of things including a new website... can't wait to show it to you. time to go home now!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

plant crush

some of the stars of the shop. from top to bottom:

yucca bright star
salvia gregii 'furman's red'
echeveria 'blue curls'
grevillea 'long john'
aloe plicatilis

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

the weather in la has me feeling a little crazy. it was cold and rainy, then it was 94 and humid last week. today it's milder in the 80s. i've been working on a few garden designs that i'm excited to share with you as they go in the ground as well as some class ideas through the end of the year.

also, we just got word that we'll be at the december unique los angeles market (5th & 6th). this will be our fourth event with them and we have the best time always. can't wait!

Friday, October 16, 2009

a fall inspired arrangement for the party!
we hosted a sweet little community potluck at the shop last night and over 40 of our neighbors showed up to meet each other and mingle. we laughed alot and drank too much was so great! there were also two dogs that had so much fun running around the garden.

thanks everyone for coming!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

rain in la... happy day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

c + c marriage factory

our very dear friends, chris and cammie, got married at greystone mansion this weekend - they looked absolutely amazing, didn't they?!? we were given the honor of arranging their florals. i have to say that my favorite moments were pinning the groom's boutonniere on (i was totally crying), cammie's vows (let's do this!), and chris' father's silly "toast to the french and the melba"... ha ha!

the bride and groom wanted arrangements that would last for time to come, so we opted for planted centerpieces of phormium, coleus, heuchera, helichrysum, dusty miller, and succulents. we also planted individual succulents in white ceramic with black glass topping as a take home. the bridal bouquets included agonis flexuousa 'after dark', fiddle head fern, calla lillies, echeveria nodulosa, chocolate cosmos and dusty miller.

they are off on their honeymoon now through the beautiful wine country... congratulations you guys, we love you!!