Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

low hanging fruit

excuse the lack of posts friends. it's been raining cats and dogs here and we just don't know how to survive in these conditions. the roads are wet, we need to use those umbrella things and the la river even has water running through it, real live water people!

all kidding aside, the plants are the happiest we've seen them in a long time (and we're really glad to get all of this rain too). for example, take a look at our little friend the pink lemonade tree. isn't he about the most gorgeous citrus you've seen?! the variegated leaves, the pink flower buds opening to sweet white flowers, the striped fruit and pink flesh. too much. love this one. we have them in stock here at the shop. swim on over to get one of your own :)

the rain also brings up the topic of rainwater harvesting. this is a big topic that i'm really excited to talk about. i'm going to save that post for later this week. it will be worth it!

Friday, January 8, 2010

rae's zen

friday afternoon going through the photo archives from before the holidays. i have a lot of work that i have to get back to and photograph!

including this project which we finished right before the holidays and they just got their outdoor pizza oven installed (jealous!). rae looks so regal in all of these photos, especially in the zen rock garden. i loved working with her because she's a great boss and straight to the point... rae; "i want grass for soccer and dirt to lay in, and a straight path to the door for when the mailman comes!"

got it!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

it's complicated

we went to see the new meryl streep, alec baldwin, steve martin movie "it's complicated" this week. the movie was a tad slow at first, but we ended up really loving it.

my jaw dropped when they showed the scenes of meryl's santa barbara house and especially her french potager garden. i was ready to pack my bags and move in. the potager looked like a near impossible feat in vegetable gardening (those tomatoes, those cabbages!), so i was a little relieved to read that the tomatoes were actually wired onto the vines and the greens were hothouse grown. so don't feel bad if your vegetable garden is not as impeccable as meryl's yet, it sure is inspiring none the less!

if you love the look too, remodelista also has a great article on how to recreate this feeling at home and everything gardens would love to help design your dream potager :)

photos from la times and remodelista.

Friday, January 1, 2010

happy new year!

back from a lovely few weeks in buenos aires. we had a great time with tomas' family and playing tourist. with a climate similar to la, bs as has a lot of beautiful outdoor spaces that i loved exploring and a similar plant pallete. i'm excited to be back full of inspiration and look forward to the great projects i get to work on this coming year.

i hope you all had a lovely and relaxing entrance to 2010! wishing everyone the best in the new year - health, happiness, and endless inspiration.