‘ARTiculture’ – Philadelphia Flower Show 2014 – begins today and runs through March 9th. In the grand hallway, Subaru, a long time sponsor of the show, has created a compelling and whimsical recyclable garden. Notice how the lattices in the walls are made of old bed springs. How cool is that?
The current show of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work, Modern Nature, at San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum reveals the the gardener observing nature. The works in the exhibition are all from a period of her life when she painted at the vacation resort town of Lake George, New York, before moving to the Southwest where she spent most[...]
I recently travelled to the second largest flower and garden show in the US, in Seattle, to give two presentations. Here’s what I enjoyed most—a subjective collection, to be sure, and one dependent on the capabilities of my iPhone’s camera. Even so, 25 photos is more than double the number I usually show in a[...]
In a society that feels more isolated and lost than ever before, we relentlessly continue to stuff ourselves with junk food – materialism. Hoping that buying things will make us happy. They never do. Give A Flower, Get A Smile Think about how different our world would be if more of us focused on the[...]
I was all set yesterday morning to begin my post on drought tolerant plants, seeing as how we in California are in the midst of a really dry winter. Then at breakfast my wife brought me a single Camellia from the garden, set in a clever stone vase. My day changed. I am so easily[...]