The San Francisco Garden Show is Going Wild
Great Soiree last night with Garden Design Magazine and John Greenlee & Associates at Living Green, celebrating the start of the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show‘s 30th season. The show has new energy and ownership. Good things are happening. The theme this year is Going Wild. How wild will it be? Save the Date. […]Read Post ›
Here is a throwback to one of my favorite projects. I absolutely adore this restored historic farmhouse, and it wasso much fun working od the design in front, as well as the pool with lawn flanking the deck. We also put in Canary date palms and stucco planters.
Inspiration can come from many places
Sneak Preview of the SF Garden Show
There are some really terrific show gardens at this year’s San Francisco Garden Show. A tremendous amount of work went into them. There were a few that really stood out. The judges were looking for a garden that was well-designed and well built. looked for gardens with interesting plants that fit their environment. More than […]Read Post ›
Thinking of summer
I had this saved in my remodalista file. I love the white simplistic design, it gets me in the mood for summer.
Show Garden Prep
This is a schematic of the design for my show garden for the upcoming San Francisco Garden Show. And here’s a description of the garden: California Dreaming – Beach Retreat with a Soul This garden mimics the ocean’s tranquility with a restrained palate, making use of natural and recycled materials. It has a light footprint […]Read Post ›
Matching Paint Swatches for California Living Garden
The San Francisco Garden Show is coming up soon – March 23-27, and I’ll have a show garden again this year. My garden will be called California Dreaming, as the show theme this year is California Living. It’s going to be a relaxed outdoor living space with a kitchen/dining room and an outdoor room with […]Read Post ›
Sex in the SF City Garden Show
See the box to the left? This garden won a gold medal at the 2010 SF Garden Show. It was called “The Living Room” and was designed by James Pettigrew and Sean Stout of Organic Mechanics. It’s a 12′ wide room with living walls of succulents and a long dining room table inside. You could […]Read Post ›
Bringing Safe Drinking Water to Children
It is estimated that 90 percent of the 3 million people who die every year due to waterborne diseases caused by unclean water are children under the age of 5. These diseases are the single biggest threat to children throughout the world. That’s why an organization called A Child’s Right has focused on this problem. […]Read Post ›