Ahhh, sunshine and flowers. Oh, I know the whole point of seasons is that they are, well, seasonal... but I wish this one would last forever. Do yourself right and come in to soak up a bit of what our garden has to offer.
Isn't this combination of local flowers extraordinary?
New Pots by Esther Pottery
Our new pots by Los Angeles-based Esther Pottery are so beautiful we can't stop looking at them. Each pot is a handmade work of art by landscape designer Steve Siegrist and his wife, sculptor Renee Lotenero. They personally delivered the collection to the nursery and we love them.
Steve and Renee began creating this amazing collection of pots along with the help of their 11-year-old son Ethan. They have a modern organic feel, perfect proportions, and colors that remind us of the California coast.
Make a Vertical Succulent Garden
The trays used to create the vertical succulent gardens in these pictures are finally available for sale. You can buy them in our web shop or here in the store. And are giving a workshop to show you how to plant them; details are below under 'Events'.
Vertical Garden in Sunset Magazine
Did you see our pretty little vertical garden in Sunset Magazine? We only had it for a few weeks before a customer bought it right off the wall. We've been having a blast making gardens with Woolly Pockets. They can be used indoors or out, and the plants seem to love living in the pockets.
I love how easy it was to make this pretty little garden.
We Love this Bold Pairing
Here is a splashy combination for a sunny spot. Arctotis 'Hearts and Tarts' blooms all the time, and this evergreen Coprosma 'Evening Glow' keeps its bright colors year round too. The silver foliage of the arctotis provides a nice contrast.
African daisy meets mirror plant: maximum color with minimum effort.
Our calendar is filling up with awesome events. Check back often as more and more are being scheduled.
Creating a Vertical Succulent Garden
Sunday, March 21, 10:30am
People love the vertical succulent gardens that hang here at the store. Now that the special trays used to create them are available to the public, you can finally create your own! At this workshop we will show you how to plant them, teach you everything we know about caring for them, and even help you with plant selection and design.
Best of all, we have affordable succulent cuttings available just for this purpose. We have limited quantities, so come and get your cuttings while they last and get your garden growing.
Sponsored by Little Lane Studios Sunday, March 21, 10:30am
Create a tiny vertical garden! Julie Benjamin will guide kids through the process of creating a little vertical garden to take home. $10 covers the cost of supplies.
The Power of Gardens: A book talk with Nancy Goslee Power
Thursday, April 8, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for our first Garden Conservancy evening of 2010, a book talk by landscape designer Nancy Goslee Power, author of The Power of Gardens. Soak up beautiful images and discuss expansive ideas that will make your heart swell.
Power's work in this beautiful book reveals her multidimensional aesthetic. Nancy will share her process, her work, and her commitment to her Southern California community.
Wine and hors d'oeuvre at 5:30pm
Talk and book signing at 6:15pm
Admission: $25 until April 2; $30 after April 2 and at the door. Register here.
Admission benefits the Garden Conservancy.
Balancing Your Bugs: Low-Chemical Pest Control
Sunday, April 11, 10:30am
Join us for a workshop on controlling bugs and other pests using the low-toxicity practices of integrated pest management (IPM).
Annie Joseph, an expert in pest control at the Public Utilities Commission and a seasoned nurseryperson, will share with us her decades of expertise in using commonsense methods to minimize pest damage on garden plants.
Kids' Event! Sponsored by Little Lane Studios Sunday, April 11, 10:30am
Kids make rocks into bugs – with a little paint and guidance from Little Lane Studios' Julie Benjamin. Complement today's pest management workshop for grown-ups with a fun bug workshop for kids. $5 covers the cost of materials.
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