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!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

i think that my post this weekend calling in autumn worked! it is all about fall now and the air is cool and crisp, even chilly at night. we have added a beautiful selection of heirloom pumpkins grown on a local family farm to the shop (hand picked by yours truly). i'm in love with all the bumps and warts and colors. the white and the squatty cinderellas are my favorites. while i was selecting our stash, my farm helper kept laughing because i would say "ooh, that one is weird... i'll take it!"

Monday, October 5, 2009

look what i did this weekend! i got our new woolly garden pockets up and planted them. i used a blue-green and purple color pallette for our planted wall, but there is so much opportunity in the planting design of them. i can't wait to see the wall fill out over time.

come and see them in action... we're carrying all sizes and colors of wall pockets as well as smaller pockets that can act as mini-gardens here at zee shop.

we have the BEST CLIENTS EVER!

seriously. we love you too!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

even though los angeles is still quite warm, i'm planning to layer up this weekend, drink a pumpkin latte, and pick up my knitting to call in fall already.

we just got these velvet pumpkins into the shop and they are beyond gorgeous. handmade from lush colorful velvets and real pumpkin tops, they will make great autumn event centerpieces and gifts. give a call or stop into the shop to see their beauty in person.