November 10, 2016
For the last week on our Facebook page we’ve been exploring how to create different looks using the same exact pot.
We chose this bowl for its low broad design, perfect for dinner table centerpieces. It provides a generous surface area for planting, and its versatile concrete facade can be styled to be both modern and rustic in design.
Here’s a recap of what we did plus a few new photos to hopefully inspire you to get creating your own!
1) Movement – Adding airy height to a container instantly creates motion and draws the eye up. Using wispy plants such as grasses bring a touch of softness to designs whilst Echeveria such as ‘Black Prince’ produce fantastic columns of contrast. You can also think about using aromatic herbs like Lavender to add fragrance as the breeze passes.
2) Height – Just like a city skyline, adding plants with varying heights provides fantastic structure and interest to pots. Use plants like this dwarf Euphorbia for their relative towering gradients of color or think…
August 6, 2016
If you’re outta floor, deck, or counter space for plants, why not – go – up a wall?
This Saturday, August 13th, I’ll be playing with plants – VERTICALLY at Filoli. If you’ve not been to this treasured estate and garden in Woodside, California, it is worth a trip.
Scouring the Lila B. photo archives while planning for the class reminded me that the possibilities are endless! Plus, it’d be fun to share some ideas.
Each day this week, starting this very morning, a new idea on vertical gardening will be posted on Facebook.
Hope you’ll join along. I’d love to see some of your vertical living art too.
Happy small space gardening everyone!
There might still be room in the class – see here.
Photo by Sophie de Lignerolles
June 24, 2016
I love the leaf shape but it is known for the tuber which is often compared to a potato. The whole plant is edible according to the grower Sweetwater Nursery. Here’s a sweet video to tell you more about this one.
Another exciting thing in this photo is the grow pot! It is biodegradable – fabulous – no plastic to recycle. Thank you Eco Forms